Periods are Political

A manifesto against the menstruation taboo

Original Title: Periode ist politisch

Hardcover, 272 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-27265-1
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Heyne Hardcore

Date of publication: March 2, 2020
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Franka  Frei - Periods are Political


Time to break one of our biggest social taboos – a polemic against oppression, shame and exclusion

What do a German housewife, the Danish crown princess and an Indonesian factory worker have in common? They menstruate. At least potentially, for they all belong to that part of the world's population that have a menstrual cycle.

The myth-enshrouded menstruation, period, curse or monthlies stop at neither origins, nor religion or social class. Although menstruation is a fascinating body function, it is frequently seen as a taboo and this can have far-reaching consequences for the environment, economy and gender equality. So let's ignore the taboo! Franka Frei reveals the huge damage caused by the taboo surrounding menstruation and proves that it is high time to put an end to it.


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