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Menses’ non-sense: Menstruation and the Muslim Woman’s “Red Tent”

March 8, 2012

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By Enith Morillo, March 8, 2012 Muslims love to brag about how the status of women was elevated from the backward practices found in earlier Judaic and Christian societies with the revelation of the Qur’an. Plenty of comparisons between Islam and Judeo-Christian traditions are available, highlighting categorical differences on divorce, inheritance, property ownership, education, and […]

NEPAL: Emerging from menstrual quarantine

August 6, 2011

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Photo: Amy Lieberman/IRINKamala inside her ‘goth’ MANGALSEN, 3 August 2011 (IRIN) – Every month, for one week,14-year-old Kamala Vishwarkarmas returns from school to sleep alone in a dark, windowless mud hut. She is forbidden from entering her family’s house during her menstrual cycle for fear of what might happen. “I’ll stay here in the ‘goth’ […]

NEPAL: Emerging from menstrual quarantine

August 6, 2011

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Photo: Amy Lieberman/IRINKamala inside her ‘goth’ MANGALSEN, 3 August 2011 (IRIN) – Every month, for one week,14-year-old Kamala Vishwarkarmas returns from school to sleep alone in a dark, windowless mud hut. She is forbidden from entering her family’s house during her menstrual cycle for fear of what might happen. “I’ll stay here in the ‘goth’ […]

Kenya: Government funds free sanitary pads for schoolgirls

July 30, 2011

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It is the norm in Kenya for girls to miss school when they are menstruating due to the lack of sanitary pads. But a new gender-responsive approach to budgeting could change this Miriam Gathigah for IPS, part of the Guardian development network guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 July 2011 If used efficiently, the funding will reduce absenteeism […]

Kenya: Government funds free sanitary pads for schoolgirls

July 30, 2011

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It is the norm in Kenya for girls to miss school when they are menstruating due to the lack of sanitary pads. But a new gender-responsive approach to budgeting could change this Miriam Gathigah for IPS, part of the Guardian development network guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 July 2011 If used efficiently, the funding will reduce absenteeism […]

Is the Menstrual Cycle Linked to the Timing of Sexual Assaults?

July 29, 2011

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Is ovulation a dangerous time for sexual assaults? Published on July 28, 2011 by Gad Saad, Ph.D. in Homo Consumericus The menstrual cycle has a profound effect on women’s behaviors, preferences, and desires. In a book chapter that I recently published with Kristina M. Durante (see chapter 7), we explored how the menstrual cycle might […]

Is the Menstrual Cycle Linked to the Timing of Sexual Assaults?

July 29, 2011

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Is ovulation a dangerous time for sexual assaults? Published on July 28, 2011 by Gad Saad, Ph.D. in Homo Consumericus The menstrual cycle has a profound effect on women’s behaviors, preferences, and desires. In a book chapter that I recently published with Kristina M. Durante (see chapter 7), we explored how the menstrual cycle might […]