Book Interrupted
Book Interrupted
Apr 5, 2021
Seeing Red -Episode 2
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The Book Interrupted six women continue their conversation inspired by “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. Exploring issues of education, Goddess mythology, and being comfortable talking about menstruation, they chat about their own personal period experiences and how to teach their children about their bodies.

Discussion Points:

  • The history of periods and how men treated women during their menstrual cycles
  • What could we do to prepare for our periods?
  • Why are sex education classes separated into gender? Why can’t it be part of a regular curriculum?
  • Menstrual cycles are not shameful, just part of biology
  • Let’s talk about our periods openly
  • Goddess mythology and early civilizations’ understanding of the connection between the lunar cycle and the women’s cycle
  • How has modern religion taken ancient female symbolism and changed it to masculine?
  • How can we teach our children about menstruation?
  • Being comfortable talking about discharge, mucus plug
  • Why do we use words like “the bloody show” to describe natural parts of childbirth?
  • The anatomy of the clitoris
  • Dorsal and ventral anatomy and labeling of the penis
  • How hard it is for parents to watch their children grow up
  • Do you wear special clothes during your period?
  • How eating disorders can affect menstruation in the short and long term
  • Our first period experiences

Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:

Win a pair of Knix Period Underwear!

My Balanced Life. Finding inner balance through individual, corporate, and community wellness programs.

Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer

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Strange Things by Anne Amos and Illustrated by Lia MacBean

The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image by Jules Cashford and Anne Baring

The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Dr Jennifer Gunther

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