Period power : a manifesto for the menstrual movement / Nadya Okamoto.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "PERIOD founder and Harvard student Nadya Okamoto offers a manifesto on menstruation. Throughout history, periods have been taboo. They're "embarrassing". They're "gross". And due to a crumbling or nonexistent national sex-ed program, they are misunderstood. And because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from a seat at the decision-making table, which leads to discrimination like the tampon tax and medications that favor male biology. Period Power explains who is hurt most by the status quo and gives us a strategy to prompt conversation and promote gender equality. Now."--Page [2] of cover.
    • Content Notes:
      Let's understand periods -- The status quo -- Period products -- History of the period stigma (in the US) -- Period poverty -- Period policy -- Menstruation in the media -- The fight from all sides -- Take action.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-338) and index.
      For ages 12 and up; grades 9-12.
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