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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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Periods in the Media

Periods in the Media | Herstory | Scoop.it
What's up with the way that the media portrays menstruation? If all you knew about periods came from what you see on TV and in magazines, you'd think they're either hilarious or terrifying. Watch Kat Lazo in this video where she discusses why this misrepresentation is dangerous for us if it causes embarrassment and uneasiness to the point of wanting to hide menstruation.
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Are men the cause of menopause?

Are men the cause of menopause? | Herstory | Scoop.it

Menopause, in which women stop menstruating and become infertile, has been a long-standing puzzle for biologists: Why would evolution have led to a trait that essentially reduces the reproductive potential of an animal? 

 

Most other animals don't go through menopause (although killer whales do). Even chimpanzees, humans' closest living relatives, seem to reproduce into old age in the wild, and males even prefer older females. 

 

It may all haveto do with men's evolutionary desires to pass on genetic traits as quickly as possible.

 

 


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Understanding The Concept Of "Dirty Menstruation" And How It Came To Be « Culture « Sex and Society

Understanding The Concept Of "Dirty Menstruation" And How It Came To Be « Culture « Sex and Society | Herstory | Scoop.it
I want to share a bit about the history of menstruation being considered dirty, and how parts the Jewish Orthodox play a part in these beliefs as well as the rituals women have and do endure in order to become "clean." For ages, the ideal that...

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New Theory on Why Men Love Breasts

New Theory on Why Men Love Breasts | Herstory | Scoop.it
Straight men are programmed to love breasts so that they'll play with them during sex, which triggers the woman's maternal bonding circuitry.
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Toothed Vaginas and Wandering Uteri: The Seven Most Ridiculous Myths About Female Biology

Toothed Vaginas and Wandering Uteri: The Seven Most Ridiculous Myths About Female Biology | Herstory | Scoop.it
Recently we've heard some world-class craziness on the subject of that wondrous creation, the female body. The GOP has long frowned upon sex education, and for good reason.
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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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