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Zimbabwe women suffer beatings over mistaken origin of disease caused by inadequate menstrual protection
"Over 500 000 sanitary products have been collected to help desperate women in Zimbabwe forced to use newspapers and rags as substitutes." (More)

"Life as a Bleeding Woman," essay by Jennifer Gardner

Modess "Sanitary Panty-kini," 1960s-1970s

Take a university SURVEY on women's issues (letter follows)
Some of my independent research students have undertaken a survey research study on women's issues. They have created an online questionnaire which should take approximately an hour (usually less) to complete. We welcome all participants [men too].

Go to: http://www.ff5umw.com/Comm.html

You will be asked to enter your e-mail address, and a new web link containing a unique password will then be sent to your e-mail address so that you may access the survey.

All those completing the survey will be entered in a drawing to win a $50.00 gift certificate to Target. One out of every 50 participants will be a winner.

Please help these students contribute to the literature on the psychology of women and women's issues. They need a large sample for their planned analyses, so your help would be greatly appreciated.

Mindy J. Erchull, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.A.

HELP!! Australian museum seeks items for show!

We are looking for items related to menstruation (advertising, educational materials, paraphernalia and packaging) for research and museum display in an Australian university. We are particularly interested in Australian historical items, but we would be glad to receive anything that any of the readers of MUM would be able to give to us. After display, the items would be stored in the museum for others to be able to learn from, and to preserve them for future generations. Please contact Kate and Christine via email at kaylans@gmail.com if you can possibly help, and we can give you further details and discuss anything that you would like to know more about.

Thank you, Kate and Christine

Stayfree panty pads (above, right) makes the stick-in-panties breakthrough (here, in a Dutch ad), banish suddenly old-fashioned menstrual belt, in ads from 1972 & 1973

Another early Dutch ad for a menstrual cup.
Europeans could buy an American menstrual cup
in the 1970s: Dutch ad for Tassaway, 1972

Tampax Bulletins, (above), early 1950s, for answering frequent questions.


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