Enter your email, then share with, email, or your own personal referral URL. We talk a lot about the period taboo here at THINX, but sometimes it can feel like an abstract concept, especially in our day-to-day. What do you think?
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The average woman has her period for 2, days of her life. And lately, women — and transgender and nonbinary people who menstruate — are talking about it in public more than ever before. Increased media coverage and some high-profile episodes — like Kiran Gandhi bleeding freely as she ran the London Marathon in and a backlash over Instagram deleting a photo of a period stain — have accelerated the shift.
When filmmaker Diana Fabianova reached puberty, she found herself irremediably trapped in menstrual etiquette. She carefully hid the evidence from her father and brother first, and later on, from most of the other men in her life. And no matter how bad she felt, she pretended she was fine. The taboo far exceeded the scope of her family: it was all around her.
Periods: half the world has one, and yet they barely get a mention in film and TV. At its worst, periods are just used to gross the audience outlike in the classic Dirty Love, in which Jenny McCarthy lol, remember her? So yeah, onscreen representations of menstruation have historically been very negative.
A SEX coach is smearing menstrual blood on her face in a bid to end the stigma and shame around periods. Demetra, who lives in LA, California, had her first period aged 12, but was ashamed of it and thought it was disgusting. She would try and hide her period from boyfriends, and worried about bleeding through her clothes.
Many of my female friends have corroborating stories of their own. Can it really just be coincidence? Ask Dr.
Culture and menstruation is about cultural aspects surrounding how society views menstruation. A menstrual taboo is any social taboo concerned with menstruation. In some societies it involves menstruation being perceived as unclean or embarrassing, inhibiting even the mention of menstruation whether in public in the media and advertising or in private among friends, in the household, or with men. Many traditional religions consider menstruation ritually uncleanalthough anthropologists point out that the concepts 'sacred' and 'unclean' may be intimately connected.
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If it were up to Hollywood to form our feelings about menstruation, women would go through life thinking their periods were icky or scary, one researcher claims. When political scientist Lauren Rosewarne set out in search of examples of TV shows and movies addressing the subject, she found plenty of periods-are-gross scenes and even menstruation-makes-you-evil sequences, but very few positive portrayals. And that, she fears, may be sending young women very bad messages about their bodies during a normal biological process.