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The curse : confronting the last unmentionable taboo : menstruation.

Author: Karen Houppert
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the culture of concealment that surrounds menstruation and the devastating impact such secrecy has on women's physical and psychological health. Through analysis of adverts, movies,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Houppert
ISBN: 1865081116 9781865081113
OCLC Number: 154307939
Description: viii, 263 pages
Contents: THE INDUSTRYAdvertising: A culture of concealmentThe tampon-dioxin link: should we worry?A case study: revisiting toxic shockTargeted marketing: the stealth campaignTHE ADOLESCENTThe plumeting age of puberty and the 'epidemic' of teen sexSex and the Menstrual genreFormal lessons: the ABC's of bloodMom passes the mentrual modesty torchThe sex-segregated classroomSkirting S-E-X: the language of bleedingMenstrual mythsUnofficial curriculums: the subtextWhat's sex got to do with it?: making sense of the sex-blood linkA hygenic crisisLiterature and the menstrual canonAm I normal?: Judy Blume's Are You There God?Power in the blood: Stephen King's CarrieA girl's own storyTHE ADULT: PMT THE SCOURGE OF THE NINETIESIn the beginning there was premenstrual tensionA cyclical historyThe progesterone curePMS speakout: defining a problemThe prozac cureWhat's in a name?PMS a

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