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Monday
Sep092013

MENSTRUATION AND SUPERSTITION

When we hear about menstrual superstitions in parts of Asia and Africa, girls and women taught to feel that their bodies are tainted, unholy, and unhygienic once a month, we cringe. But until 60, 70 years ago Italians and Italian-Americans had similar weird anti-women prejudices. First of all, in a lot of families a woman was not allowed to enter the kitchen while having her period, could not can vegetables or fruit, (more)

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