My Little Red Book
. Home Stories Submit a Story The Book About the Editor and Authors Learn More Do More .
 

Want to learn more? Here are some resources for you to explore, including some that are just for fun.

 
  .

Books

Anthropology:

Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation, Thomas Buckley and Alma Gottlieb, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

The Curse: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: Menstruation by Karen Houppert. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1999.

The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation by Janice Delany, Mary Jane Lupton, and Emily Toth. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1988.


Fiction:

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. New York: Bradbury Press, 1970.

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. New York: Picador, 1997.


Health resources:

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls by Valorie Lee Schaefer. Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publications, 1998.

Growing Up: It's a Girl Thing: Straight Talk about First Bras, First Periods, and Your Changing Body by Mavis Jukes. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era by Judy Norsigian and the Boston Women’s Health Collective. New York: Touchstone, 2005.

The Period Book: Everything You Don’t Want to Ask (But Need to Know) by Karen Gravelle. New York: Walker Books for Young Readers, 2006.

  .

Essay

"If Men Could Menstruate" by Gloria Steinem. This hilarious and provocative essay, which originally appeared in Ms. Magazine (Oct 1978), first taught me to see periods with a sense of humor and as something worth proclaiming. An updated version of this essay appears in My Little Red Book.

.

Websites

beinggirl: a site where girls can track their periods, ask questions, and share funny stories.

Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health: an online museum with historical resources, ad archive, and a great selection of jokes.

Vinnie's Tampon Cases: a company with a good sense of humor that sells cool tampon cases.

How Menstruation Created Mathematics: a strange, but true discussion on menses and the origins of counting.

.

Movies and videos

Superbad (the dance scene)—periods and dirty dancing don’t always mix.

The Period Dance: the best Tampax ad out there. Watch it below.


Egg, Blob, Blob: a funny animated introduction to menstruation.

 

 
Copyright © 2010 by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff   Contact   Privacy