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Flow : the cultural story of menstruation

Author: Elissa Stein; Susan Kim
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this hip, hilarious and truly eye-opening cultural history, menstruation is talked about as never before. Flow spans its fascinating, occasionally wacky and sometimes downright scary story: from mikvahs (ritual cleansing baths) to menopause, hysteria to hysterectomies - not to mention the Pill, cramps, the history of underwear, and the movie about puberty they showed you in 5th grade. Flow answers such questions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elissa Stein; Susan Kim
ISBN: 9780312379964 031237996X
OCLC Number: 317929082
Description: xiii, 270 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Language --
Where we are today --
So how did we get here? --
Hysteria --
Seeing red --
Sex and religion --
Society's role --
Menstrual time line --
Advertising --
The scent of a woman --
So now you're a woman! --
Back to basics --
When good periods go bad --
Hey, is it getting hot in here? --
Outside the box.
Other Titles: Cultural story of menstruation
Responsibility: Elissa Stein and Susan Kim.
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In this hip, hilarious and truly eye-opening cultural history, menstruation is talked about as never before. Flow spans its fascinating, occasionally wacky and sometimes downright scary story: from mikvahs (ritual cleansing baths) to menopause, hysteria to hysterectomies - not to mention the Pill, cramps, the history of underwear, and the movie about puberty they showed you in 5th grade. Flow answers such questions as: What's the point of getting a period? What did women do before pads and tampons? What about new drugs that promise to end periods - a hot idea or not? Sex during your period: gross or a turn-on? And what's normal, anyway? With color reproductions of (campy) historical ads and early (excruciating) femcare devices, it also provides a fascinating (and mind-boggling) gallery of this complex, personal and uniquely female process.

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