Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation
Publish date: November 10th 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
That last chapter was a real doozy and it took everything I had to finish this book, especially when I reached the last seven pages, and not give this a one star rating. The authors spend most of this book criticizing the feminine care industry/advertising agencies/drug companies for their "evil" sc...
I like the idea of this book but the authors and their opinions rub me the wrong way. They very obviously have never had any problems and assume that's the case for everyone, that it's just men and society telling us to hate menstruation. Ladies, you couldn't be more wrong.
I can't blame this book for not giving me the information I was hoping for. *Nobody* seems to know for sure how women in Regency England dealt with the flow. But "Flow" was an engaging enough book to hold me until the end, anyway. The period (in every sense) product ads alone are worth the price of ...
I found this book fascinating. In another review, I identified that I read this book concurrently with the book The Body Project by Joan Jacobs Brumberg. I found it amazing how these books complimented each other and gave a picture of society's, including advertisers, impact on a woman's self value ...
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