Period power : a manifesto for the menstrual movement
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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.
ContentsThe bloody truth
The status quo
The history of the period stigma (in the US)
Menstruation in the media
The fight from all sides
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- 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.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Sex discrimination against women.
Women's rights -- History.
|Publisher|| New York :
Ages 12 up.
ix, 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-338) and index.