I can't resist. Coming soon to a bookstore near you:
That's right. This woman is convinced that advertising consistently represents menstruation as an "illness or shameful episode," and has written this book about it, officially convincing me that one can take a stand and write about anything. In it, "documenting how industry advertising portrays women as the Other, Kissling explores the profound gender bias inherent in - and reinforced by - the business of menstruation.
Be sure to make it to can't-miss Chapter 7:
"Chapter 7 looks to counterculture expressions regarding menstruation
for alternative means of understanding and talking about menstruation.
"Harry Finley’s online Museum of Menstruation is reviewed,
along with Geneva Kachman’s campaign to celebrate menstruation
with her development of an original holiday, Menstrual Monday, and
her own virtual museum. In Chapter 8, I offer strategies for building
on the successes of this “menstrual underground” to transform
cultural meanings and to become, in the existentialist sense, authentic
Although I find this highly amusing, I suppose I should ask if there is any truth to her cause...