The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation

Janice Delaney Emily Toth Mary Jane Lupton

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The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation

The Curse A Cultural History of Menstruation The Curse Aims to explore a range of hidden assumptions and attitudes about menstruation Full description

  • Title: The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation
  • Author: Janice Delaney Emily Toth Mary Jane Lupton
  • ISBN: 9780252014529
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Curse Aims to explore a range of hidden assumptions and attitudes about menstruation Full description

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    One thought on “The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation

    1. Jasmine on said:

      I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I came into it with my own feelings and experiences about menstruation, including the fact that the generation reading this updated version (mine, my sisters) is the first group in history to bleed as often or as not often as possible. No longer are we married off at 13 and giving birth by 14, no, we can decide when pregnancy occurs, how to treat menopause. The history, as with all things relating to women, is incomplete. There is a disturbing lack of inf [...]

    2. Cortney Cassidy on said:

      this is a great book choice if you want to know more in depth about the culture surrounding periods, but only up to the 1970s with afterwords added in the 1980s to each chapter in the expanded edition. the conversation has sort of stopped making progress since then.

    3. Jennifer on said:

      I read this book because I was interested in the history of menstruation and the cultural issues surrounding it. Common thought in one era was that women's hair was the equivalent of men's testicles. Seriously. And that women were physically incomplete. I can't even comprehend half of the past explanations for menstruation and I grew to have an even greater appreciation of modern feminine products and modern medicine now after reading what manner of products & medical treatments women incurr [...]

    4. Tara Calaby on said:

      I imagine this was ground-breaking at the time of publication, but it feels pretty dated these days. Still, it provides a good anthropological summary of various cultural beliefs surrounding menstruation.

    5. Kira on said:

      Interesting! I particularly enjoyed the exploration of how menstruation and menstrual products are portrayed in advertising.

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