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medicine - a list of books and articles about
"Why was I born a Woman?"
Ad for Kotex menstrual pads, September 1941, in
Woman's Home Companion magazine, U.S.A.
sanitary napkin, tampon,
pad, belts, menstruation,
women's health, ads for teenagers, menstrual period,
cycle, panty, Preppy
I can't answer big questions like the title of
this ad, a cri de coeur. Writers send similar questions in sometimes
stronger language to this site's Would you stop menstruating if you could?
page. I know some of you feel that way.
But I can answer small questions!
I want you to study the ad
below and the enlargements on the next page.
The great Irving Nurick (more
about him) painted it in the American tradition of realism he demonstrated
in many ads for Kotex and other companies (see more examples in the left
column and below the ad).
OK, start studying!
Oh, just a few months after this ad appeared the Japanese
attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and the U.S. declared war on Japan
and Germany, which had been blasting England, preparing it for its invasion.
Nurick showed men in uniform during the war.
I thank the generous donor, who has contributed many items since
the start of MUM, in 1994!
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