1. Menstrual Untouchability Allows Women to Rest
The idea of monthly “rest” has gained much currency in the defense of menstrual untouchability. To defend this practice on the grounds that it gives a woman rest presumes that women’s labour is available by default and that she cannot decide on her own when to rest. Must a woman accept that her body is polluting in order to take rest? Women deserve rest and dignity.
Seven Fallacies about Menstruation and Culture, 3 April 2014, Ask Amma [article] Available at <https://askamma.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/seven-fallacies-about-menstruation-and-culture/> (accessed 12 October 2014)
Further thoughts and discussions:
Untaboo the taboo
Why women have to apoligise? Why women have to be excused? Why women have to be ashamed?
Pms introduced as an aggression in commercials. Men are considered here as senseless and careless to women during heir premenstruation period. Midol is a great example:
Ref.: Funniest PMS Commercials: Guys, get Midol or this might happen, 2014, Josh Belbeck
Available at <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2zf1-ZlD8Y> (accessed 12 October 2014)
Got milk commercial suggests that calcium reducec the symptoms of pms. Again, fear and anxiety shown by men during the commercial
Ref.: Everything I do Is Wrong, 2011, Got Milk? [image] Available at: <http://salmonlikethefish.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/got-milk-everything-i-do-is-wrong.png> (accessed 20 October 2014)
Fear is a result of knowledge absence about womens periods or pms
Women that were not introduced or heard of pms, mostly have not had these symptoms
Relaxation method for women
Like a hobby? Game? Gamification? During work?
Cooking? Fun with cooking? Meh
Food, clothing for not so slim times
Actions matter more than words
Scenarios: independent woman, woman with boyfriend, woman with kids
It’s that time!
Soo pms is a myth.. stop thinking about it!
We expect to be irritated once a month and because of that we will!
Getting your period and having crazy times with pms are not connected
Pms can be described as a social issue with deep history behind it
Portable and fashionable aroma infuser
“I will protect you, I will care about you in your hardest times” product