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Body That Bleeds: Menstrual Politics in Malaysia


Description
Author: Popho E.S. Bark-Yi
Format: Paperback, 179 pages
Subject: Politics, Gender
ISBN: 9789833782178
Publisher: SIRD
Published: 2007

Price: RM25.00

Although menstruation is a biological event it has been coated with many layers of cultural values and perceptions. Exploring the cultural embedment of menstruation and its meanings in relation to yet another culturally loaded term “woman”, this book explores the effects and implications when the understanding of “menstruation” is challenged.

By re-examining the cultural perceptions and stimulating discussions, it is hoped that open and active communication will pave way for the reclamation of women’s bodies by women.