Ok, so why are we talking about the history of periods? Well, because we don’t. Which when you think about it is kind of wild. After all, periods have been a thing since erm…people. So with that in mind lets delve into the messy and myraid history of periods.
Now there is way to much infomation to fit into a ten minute video (trust me I tried!) but luckily there is an amazing sqaud of academics doing research into the history of periods and thier work is definatley a must read. I’ve popped some of my favourites below (plus the works cited in the video):
The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America Hardcover, Lara Freidenfelds
The salacious middle ages, Katherine Harvey:
Handbook of Medieval Sexuality, Vern L. Bullough, James Brundage
Victorian Women and Menstruation, Elaine Showalter and English Showalter: