The Curse

The Curse

A provocative look at the way our culture deals with menstruation.

The Curse examines the culture of concealment that surrounds menstruation and the devastating impact such secrecy has on women's physical and psychological health. Karen Houppert combines reporting on the potential safety problems of sanitary products--such as dioxin-laced tampons--with an analysis of the way ads, movies, young-adult novels, and women's magazines foster a "menstrual etiquette" that… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 24, 2000)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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