[Podcast/feminism] Taboos around menstruation

Menstruacion by patheticpat

Menstruation is a perfectly natural bodily process. So why are we so squeamish whenever it’s brought up or even hinted at?

The taboos around menstruation stretch back to deep antiquity. Women engaging in sex during their period were thought to spawn monsters and the blood itself was believed to be able to cure leprosy.

I asked Carla Pascoe from the University of Melbourne where this social unease springs from.

Listen to it on 2SER, Soundcloud or through the embed below.

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