Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

Title:Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781628727975
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:328 pages

The first book to explore menstruation in the current cultural and political landscape and to investigate the new wave of period activism taking the world by storm.

After centuries of being shrouded in taboo and superstition, periods have gone mainstream. Seemingly overnight, a new, high-profile movement has emerged—one dedicated to bold activism, creative product innovation, and smart policy advocacy—to address the centrality of menstruation in relation to core issues of gender equality and equity.

In Periods Gone Public, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf—the woman Bustle dubbed one of the nation's "badass menstrual activists"—explores why periods have become a prominent political cause. From eliminating the tampon tax, to enacting new laws ensuring access to affordable, safe products, menstruation is no longer something to whisper about. Weiss-Wolf shares her firsthand account in the fight for "period equity" and introduces readers to the leaders, pioneers, and everyday people who are making change happen. From societal attitudes of periods throughout history—in the United States and around the world—to grassroots activism and product innovation, Weiss-Wolf challenges readers to face stigma head-on and elevate an agenda that recognizes both the power—and the absolute normalcy—of menstruation.


    Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity Reviews

  • Nenia ?? Hecka Wicked ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestI'm side-eying the heck out of this book right now because it was a special kind of fail. First, I'm reviewing this as a feminist, and whenever ...

  • Betty

    Half of the people in the world have periods. Menstruation was once a taboo topic associated with superstition and prone to stigma, but in the 21st century it is still a taboo topic associated with su...

  • Heather

    Coincidentally, I started my period a couple hours after I started reading this, and it ended several hours before finishing it. (Awesome!) If you think that is gross, or you are filled with disgust &...

  • Marie Andrews

    Review also posted on my blog: https://lotsoflivres.com/2017/07/23/p... As a feminist and someone who frequently engages in activism, through both protests and online, I was definitely aware of the ri...

  • Tim

    In an otherwise treacherous political era for women’s bodies and health, activists and lawmakers are advancing a new, affirmative agenda – for the very first time, one that meshes menstruation and...

  • Rhiannon Johnson

    **In this post I review ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS and PERIODS GONE PUBLIC. Publishers have provided complementary copies to me in exchange for honest reviews** ..Let's talk about...uteruses/uteri! Yes, t...

  • Hafsa

    Disclaimer: Received a free digital copy of the book through Netgalley. Just from the name of the book, I realized that it was one which was very important and deserved to be read so that I could expa...

  • Sara

    I'm trying to raise my knowledge of feminist issues this year, and when I saw this on Netgalley it caught my attention. I guess I've never really thought about menstruation other than, you know, havin...

  • Aria

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- This book needs to exist, but as it is I don't think it fits the bill quite yet. First off, this could benefit from an addendum se...

  • Nicki

    This was such a shocking but also a truly inspirational read! I actually read this months ago and have been sitting on my review not sure when I should post it. Even though we live in the 21st century...