Period power : a manifesto for the menstrual movement

by Okamoto, Nadya,

Format: Print Book [2018]
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Summary
PERIOD founder and Harvard College student Nadya Okamoto offers a manifesto on menstruation and why we can no longer silence those who bleed--and how to engage in youth activism.

Throughout history, periods have been hidden from the public. They're taboo. They're embarrassing. They're gross. And due to a crumbling or nonexistent national sex ed program, they are misunderstood. Because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from the seat at the decision-making table, creating discriminations like the tampon tax, medicines that favor male biology, and more.

Period Power aims to explain what menstruation is, shed light on the stigmas and resulting biases, and create a strategy to end the silence and prompt conversation about periods.
Contents
The bloody truth
The status quo
Period products
The history of the period stigma (in the US)
Period poverty
Period policy
Menstruation in the media
The fight from all sides
Take action.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Okamoto's book focuses on promoting a more positive view of menstruation, as well as addressing menstrual equity, an effort to combat limited access to menstrual products, either because of lack of funds or because the products are under control of someone else. She covers the social perception of periods in general, the attitudes that women can't be reasonable or rational while menstruating, and how many cultures view menstruation as something dirty. She also describes the mechanics of menstruation and provides an overview of menstrual products over the years and how they were developed. Okamoto also discusses how transgender and gender-fluid students have difficulty accessing menstrual items as well. Okamoto writes with passion and power, her voice clear and straightforward as she describes the lengths that some women go to in order to get through their periods when their supplies of menstrual products are diminished, some of which could lead to infection or be seriously life-threatening. In closing, she discusses how the reader can get involved. Meticulous notes and an extensive bibliography round out this empowering book.--Donna Scanlon Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Menstruation -- Social aspects -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Feminine hygiene products -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Government policy -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Sex discrimination -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Women's rights -- United States -- History.
Menstruation.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Sex discrimination against women.
Women's rights -- History.
Publisher New York :[2018]
Edition First edition.
Audience Ages 12 up.
Language English
Description ix, 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-338) and index.
ISBN 9781534430211
1534430210
9781534430204
1534430202
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