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10 thoughts on “Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement

  1. says:

    People who menstruate as opposed to women makes me so freaking happy.Edit I did not mean this ironically I m glad that this book is taking agender inclusive stance on menstruation.


  2. says:

    My single criticism of this book is worth addressing before highlighting all of the good This book begins by talking about some of the menstrual uterine related challenges those with those reproductive organs may experience ButPCOS is never mentioned PCOS impacts as many people as endometriosis its sister challenge and that it s never missing was a huge disappointment and missed opportunity.THAT SAID.This is a phenomenal book from the founder of PERIOD, which aims to break down stigm My single criticism of this book is worth addressing before highlighting all of the good This book begins by talking about some of the menstrual uterine related challenges those with those reproductive organs may experience ButPCOS is never mentioned PCOS impacts as many people as endometriosis its sister challenge and that it s never missing was a huge disappointment and missed opportunity.THAT SAID.This is a phenomenal book from the founder of PERIOD, which aims to break down stigma about menstruation and change the conversation around it It s gender inclusive, and digs into some of the challenges that exist in period havers lives that aren t always covered There are issues of poverty, menstruation in incarceration and homelessness, andA look at the history of menstrual education and discussion in American culture is fascinating and could be its own book, too Okamoto is young and energetic, and this passion for menstruation education is clear The book ends with a series of ways to get involved with the change and is super encouraging for young activists Extensive notes and resources in the back will make for excellent next reading


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    Give this book to every menstruator in the world Nadya opens with her own story of her first period, because the goal of the book is to dispel all discomfort surrounding menstruation, and she CRUSHES it She also is intentional about removing gender from menstruation let s say people who menstruate, not women Menstrual products, not feminine hygiene products This is a perfect book for young people who menstruate, and really, also young people who don t menstruate Period Power is an access Give this book to every menstruator in the world Nadya opens with her own story of her first period, because the goal of the book is to dispel all discomfort surrounding menstruation, and she CRUSHES it She also is intentional about removing gender from menstruation let s say people who menstruate, not women Menstrual products, not feminine hygiene products This is a perfect book for young people who menstruate, and really, also young people who don t menstruate Period Power is an accessible book chock full o information about the culture, history, and privilege that goes along with this most basic of bodily functions From Get Your Bleed on 5 Important Books about Periods at Book Riot Also my pick for the Best Books We Read in August 2018.


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    Great read This book has easily consumable language as opposed to many non fiction books filled with too many facts figures or poorly written stories and a strong message I really appreciate that Okamoto highlighted homeless, LGBTQ , and incarcerated populations and their struggles with access A few poignant quotes Menstrual pads have their source all the way back in the 10th century in Ancient Greece, where a woman is said to have thrown one of her used menstrual rags at an admirer in Great read This book has easily consumable language as opposed to many non fiction books filled with too many facts figures or poorly written stories and a strong message I really appreciate that Okamoto highlighted homeless, LGBTQ , and incarcerated populations and their struggles with access A few poignant quotes Menstrual pads have their source all the way back in the 10th century in Ancient Greece, where a woman is said to have thrown one of her used menstrual rags at an admirer in an attempt to get rid of him New York City Dept correction officers throwing tampons into the air and watching as inmates dove to the ground to retrieve them, because they didn t know when they would next be able to get tampons In 2015 fifteen states treated candy as a necessity, counting it as a tax exempt grocery Ten of these states didn t tax soda or candy but did tax tampons Just in general learning about periodsforpence and the whole bit about Indiana and Mike Pence especially interesting since I currently live in IN, and many of his restrictive policies are in effect directly around.Also learning about the Robin Danielson act, which has been rejected 10 times, despite being founded by menstuators who got TSS and named after a menstruator who died after getting TSS after tampon use Insane that the bill keeps getting rejected when all it asks is tampon corporations to reveal what they put in the damn things


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    3.75 I picked up this book on impulse as I was walking past the new books section at the library I was deeply in pain from my period, in a reading slump, and in terrible need of something to keep depression away I figured something like this would be distracting enough, and I wasn t wrong.I enjoyed the first partthan the second Even though I am slightly older than the author, there were things I did not know about periods, and I even learned a thing or two about tampons I appreciated 3.75 I picked up this book on impulse as I was walking past the new books section at the library I was deeply in pain from my period, in a reading slump, and in terrible need of something to keep depression away I figured something like this would be distracting enough, and I wasn t wrong.I enjoyed the first partthan the second Even though I am slightly older than the author, there were things I did not know about periods, and I even learned a thing or two about tampons I appreciated the conversational stance she took, as if she were talking to her friends text messaging typography included It might put off a lot of older readers, but I believe this is better to interest younger readers who might not want to read a long, heavy book that reads like college material Okamoto keeps it simple sometimes a bit too much and understandable even for those who have never had the period talk before.That said, it s not all perfect hence my 3.75 rating It is quite clear in her book that Nadya Okamoto is a fan of menstrual cups She advocates for them numerous times, to the point where they don t seem to have any downside And up until a few weeks ago, I might have thought the same thing But I then saw an episode of The Bold Type where a young entrepreneur gives away one cup for each cup sold to homeless shelters for women And I did a little research Turns out that homeless people who menstruate rarely have access to restrooms with a sink to wash said cup two or three times a day Gabby Edlin, the founder of Bloodygoodperiod, which provides sanitary protection products to women in Britain, said While everyone wants to be eco friendly, there is a need to look at what people require first of all, and a lot of the women our organization supports do not have any washing facilities to wash the menstrual cup or places to dry the reusable sanitary products Hell, even I don t have access to single bathrooms with sinks near the toilet where I work and at university, which would make cleaning a cup complicated when I m not home But the only time Okamoto talks about this downside to menstrual cups is when she mentions young Indian menstruators While I admire her dedication to reusable products, she needs to acknowledge the downsides as well as the upsides such as the price of period panties like thinx, which can be as expensive as a whole year worth of disposable products for 2 pairs.I also realized Okamoto started with inclusive language, using menstruators or menstruating people from the start of her book Unfortunately, with all the studies using the word women instead, she gradually reverted to equating menstruators with women , which isn t true She tried, but I thinkediting could have helped in this regard to make sure she kept the language inclusive throughout herresearch filled page.My last problem was that, in her last chapter, Take Action , some of her responses to critics are not really ones you can use when people use those critics Some people who advocate against period equity won t change their minds, no matter what you answer them They ll just keep screaming their ideas into the void in a way to shut you up But telling your readers that a critic makes no sense I m oversimplifying here won t help them answer when someone uses that critic to push back against their fight for period equityAs I said, it s not perfect But it s a good start, and it does give ideas for everyone to do their part, even those like me who can t jump in the fight all guns blazing Whether it s contributing to a hashtag or giving menstrual hygiene products around for free, you ve got what you need to start making period equity a thing


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    Dear person reading this review which is probably nobody but that s okay ,You may be thinking something along the lines of Eeeeew, that s gross Why would you ever want to read a book aboutmenstruationor Ahh Scoll down Scroll down Those reactions are why this book is important A huge issue that affects so many women and girls is a lack of sanitary supplies but it is hardly ever talked about I have recently been learning about how it is a leading cause of girls missing school a Dear person reading this review which is probably nobody but that s okay ,You may be thinking something along the lines of Eeeeew, that s gross Why would you ever want to read a book aboutmenstruationor Ahh Scoll down Scroll down Those reactions are why this book is important A huge issue that affects so many women and girls is a lack of sanitary supplies but it is hardly ever talked about I have recently been learning about how it is a leading cause of girls missing school and eventually dropping out because if you miss a week of school each month, of course, you can t keep up with the boys in your class Also, a shocking percentage of women and girls think they have a disease which is so depressing to me When girls have access to pads and basic menstrual education, school dropout rates and teen pregnancy go down and girl s education, economic stability, and overall health and happiness go up.This, of course, doesn t just affect women and girls in developing countries It happens right here in the US With the homeless With refugees In prisons With families who can tsplurgeon tampons right now What the kick butt, changemaker, leader of our generation, Nadya Okamoto drives home in this book is that this needs to change Now To quote the Days for Girls which I will talk about in a moment tagline, Every Girl Everywhere Period Now that I have you intrigued and inspired, dear reader of this review, here is a list of organizations and brands working to end period poverty so please check them out and support them Period periodmovementhttps www.period.org Founded by the author of this book, Nadya Okamoto, Period distributes disposable supplies to homeless shelters, schools, DV shelters, and so many other places as well as playing a huge part in destroying the tampon taxes and working to get supplies free in schools for people who can t afford them Days for Girls daysforgirlshttps www.daysforgirls.org This amazing group makes reusable kits all sewn by volunteers and distributes them along with providing basic menstrual education to girls I actually went to one of their chapter s Sew days this afternoon and I m hoping to help put together 100 kits to go to Ghana this June for my Girl Scout Gold award if all the details come into place fingers crossed Even if you don t know how to sew like me there is still plenty to do so find a chapter near you Period Stigma Project periodstigmahttps periodstigma.org This is an Instagram page and blog created to destroy the stigma around periods created by a fellow Girl Scout for her Gold Award She also was able to have 1,000 supplies donated by brands to her local homeless shelter Cora Womenhttps cora.life pages our causeFor every month s worth of products you buy, they give a month s worth to a girl in need You can have them shipped right to your door or buy them at Target.Honorable mentions Lilli Pads, Go Aunt Flow for your business , and Top Organic Project


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    Read Harder Challenge 2019 A Book Published Prior to January 1, 2019 With Fewer Than 100 Reviews on GoodreadsI m gonna be quite frank and say not many books have made me as mad as Period Power It took me over two months to read because I was so angry I almost didn t want to finish, yet most was from a perspective I had never considered before Why does the pink tax still exist when Rogaine Viagra are tax exempt Why aren t menstrual products ever listed as needs for homeless shelters Pads Read Harder Challenge 2019 A Book Published Prior to January 1, 2019 With Fewer Than 100 Reviews on GoodreadsI m gonna be quite frank and say not many books have made me as mad as Period Power It took me over two months to read because I was so angry I almost didn t want to finish, yet most was from a perspective I had never considered before Why does the pink tax still exist when Rogaine Viagra are tax exempt Why aren t menstrual products ever listed as needs for homeless shelters Pads tampons should be readily available for all in need, just as toilet paper is in offices, public buildings and shopping centers If we all started talking about menstruation the taboo would be taken from the dialogue and we could finally get somewhere with change I m all in for improving my surrounding in 2019 Now, what are you going to do to help me


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    This book is awesome It made me angry for all the right reasons and has actually spurred little ol me into action I am working on getting a grant through the library I work at to purchase some free pad tampon dispensers for our public bathrooms at the library I am also planning on trying to get a drive going for pads tampons to distribute to our local homeless shelters Thank you Nadya for providing me with a tool and the knowledge to support me and for getting me riled up to do something go This book is awesome It made me angry for all the right reasons and has actually spurred little ol me into action I am working on getting a grant through the library I work at to purchase some free pad tampon dispensers for our public bathrooms at the library I am also planning on trying to get a drive going for pads tampons to distribute to our local homeless shelters Thank you Nadya for providing me with a tool and the knowledge to support me and for getting me riled up to do something good for my community


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    This book is hit or miss In some parts, it is great, while in others, the immaturity of the writer comes through What I loved about this book was the way that the book addresses subjects related to periods that are mysteries to me but should not be I read about how periods actually work, a lot of the medical risks associated with periods and other issues related to them As a man, there was so much that I had to learn, stuff that my wife and I had never talked about but that I really needed t This book is hit or miss In some parts, it is great, while in others, the immaturity of the writer comes through What I loved about this book was the way that the book addresses subjects related to periods that are mysteries to me but should not be I read about how periods actually work, a lot of the medical risks associated with periods and other issues related to them As a man, there was so much that I had to learn, stuff that my wife and I had never talked about but that I really needed to know These parts of the book are excellent, the kind of thing that I could hand my daughter in the future to help her understand the mechanics of the period That part of this book was done well, but the book had a lot of other issues that nagged, most of which related to the author s immaturity First, the writing in this book is pretty lackluster At times, it feltlike a 200 page long text message rather than a book I know she wrote this when she was 20 years old Still, an editor could have tightened up the writing quite a bit Second, she seems to waffle a good bit For much of the book, she is talking about how bad jokes about periods are, how, growing up, those jokes made her feel like a period was something bad Then, she talks about a period joke from Michael Stipes and laments that this world is lacking in period jokes And third, she often times writes things that seem to be playing fast and loose with the truth In one place she says that the US is, year by year, doing worse in terms of representing women as a part of its democracy, saying that countries like Rwanda are far ahead of the US That is something that could only be said by someone who has not been alive very long Of course, things for women in the US are improving By most metrics, women occupyplaces in elected office andspots in the C Suites Even if it is not enough, it is foolish to say that things are getting worse And, her suggestion that the US is getting worse compared to other democracies like Rwanda is off because Rwanda is not a democracy Rather it is a high functioning dictatorship run by Paul Kagame who places women in the weak legislature because he is trying to game international rankings and legitimize his rule All of that is to say, this book could be split into two parts Period Primer and Period Power I loved the parts from the Primer, the parts where she talked about those aspects of women s biology that men are blind about But the other parts of the book were poorly written and not very interesting


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    Great, we need books about periods Good stuff Bless her for writing it.But my goodness so much repetition This all could have been wrapped up in less than half the current pages The editor could really have meant a big deal here but did not.The book is VERY united states oriented, makes sense ofc But own up to it You can t just throw some UK numbers in and then add entire chapters dedicated to US legislation That s cherry picking.Also the family guy critique struck me as whiny That show Great, we need books about periods Good stuff Bless her for writing it.But my goodness so much repetition This all could have been wrapped up in less than half the current pages The editor could really have meant a big deal here but did not.The book is VERY united states oriented, makes sense ofc But own up to it You can t just throw some UK numbers in and then add entire chapters dedicated to US legislation That s cherry picking.Also the family guy critique struck me as whiny That show is over the top It s job is to do just that It does not need to carry the responsibility to educate about periods.Btw, where are the men or non menstruators in this book Do we not start at home, one by one What about birth control to regulate periods Again Love the hearth We needheart But I can t read the words empowering menstruators ever again without being annoyed sidenote not because it s inclusive, that s great, but there arewords to describe people with periods, see what i did there


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Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement PERIOD Founder And Harvard College Student Nadya Okamoto Offers A Manifesto On Menstruation And Why We Can No Longer Silence Those Who Bleed And How To Engage In Youth ActivismThroughout History, Periods Have Been Hidden From The Public They Re Taboo They Re Embarrassing They Re Gross And Due To A Crumbling Or Nonexistent National Sex Ed Program, They Are Misunderstood Because Of These Stigmas, A Status Quo Has Been Established To Exclude People Who Menstruate From The Seat At The Decision Making Table, Creating Discriminations Like The Tampon Tax, Medicines That Favor Male Biology, AndPower To The Period Aims To Explain What Menstruation Is, Shed Light On The Stigmas And Resulting Biases, And Create A Strategy To End The Silence And Prompt Conversation About Periods

  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement
  • Nadya Okamoto
  • 08 August 2019

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