The Curse: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: Menstruation

Karen Houppert (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$22.00  $20.24
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
May 24, 2000
Pages
263
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.7 X 8.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374526924
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About the Author

Karen Houppert is a freelance journalist who writes on a variety of feminist topics. She lives in New York City.

Reviews

"Karen Houppert's fierce and witty examination of menstruation shows how the natural workings of women's bodies--from our periods to our sexuality--are medicalized, sanitized, taken from us and sold back at a profit." --Peggy Orenstein, author of Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap

"Provocative journalism . . . on a subject that impacts all girls and women, plus their teachers and physicians." --Kirkus Reviews

"Any women reading Houppert's book will bristle with anger at almost every page, but the intellectual rigor and vivacity that mark The Curse throughout come with a good dose of humor." --Kathleen O'Grady, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"Houppert is a reporter with the investigative cojones to take on a seldom-questioned industry and a science journalist able to gracefully guide us through confusing medical studies; she's also an astute critic." --Liza Featherstone, Newsday

"This funny, alarming, and well-researched book belongs on women's and girls' bookshelves between those two classics: Our Bodies, Ourselves and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." --Meema Spadola, director of Breasts: A Documentary