The merchandizing of "femininity"

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on October 12, 2002 at 00:08:25:

In reply to: A product release party and "womens' views of themselves" posted by Anne Beltestad on October 11, 2002 at 16:10:52:

I've read 30 papers on menstruation and have 10 books on the shelf ...
to prepare my menstruation and henna paper for the menstruation
colloquium .... and WOW the conceptualizing of menstruation is an
AMAZING topic! Want some of those PDFs? First, last, and center ....
the impulse is to scream and throw heavy objects at the madness of a
how women "Perform Femininity" ... but in between that ... the
analysis of all this totally blows me away. The "femininity industry"
is one scary machine! Note: we're not just female, WE MUST PURCHASE
FEMININITY, (and keep purchasing it because we're never "sure")(and
boy does the industry profit on and promulgate that insecurity!)

Thanks for posting that! You hit it head on! I think I'll print that
out and sit with it and giggle at the conference!


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