tirsdag den 3. maj 2011

Who Put the Men in Menstruation?

The Menstruation Story, Walt Disney 1946

Barndommens gade, 1986 [spol til 8:15].

(flere mere eller mindre pædagogiske forsøg på oplysning her og her)

What would happen if men could menstruate and women could not? Clearly, menstruation would become an enviable, boast-worthy, masculine event: Men would brag about how long and how much. Young boys would talk about it as the envied beginning of manhood Generals, right-wing politicians, and religious fundamentalists would cite 'mens-truat...ion' as proof that only men could serve God and country in combat. If men could menstruate, the power justifications would go on and on. If we let them.

- Gloria Steinem: 'If Men could Menstruate', in
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983).

[TAK for tippet, Anna!]

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