About Bloody Time: The Menstrual Revolution We Have to Have

Co-authored by Karen Pickering and Jane Barrett

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“About Bloody Time should be on bookshelves everywhere: I only wish it had been on mine when I was younger”

– Clementine Ford

ABOUT BLOODY TIME makes the case for menstrual revolution as an essential key to unlocking gender equality. Thousands of women and girls shared their experience of menstruation and menopause. The results were clear. Shame. Stigma. Humiliation. Disgust. Negative attitudes are pervasive, entrenched, and harmful.

This book digs deep into the menstrual taboo: where it exists, how it came to be and why it’s so resilient. Our culture asks women and girls to view their bodies through a prism of negativity and fear. We want to change that.

Co-authors Karen Pickering and Jane Bennett produced this much-needed and celebratory book with the support of the Victorian Women’s Trust.