CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | founder/director biography | gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux | humor | huts | links | masturbation | media coverage of MUM | menarche booklets for girls and parents | miscellaneous | museum future | Norwegian menstruation exhibit | odor | olor | pad directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | underpants & panties directory | videos, films directory | Words and expressions about menstruation | Would you stop menstruating if you could? | What did women do about menstruation in the past? | washable pads
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.


Woman's Physical Freedom
book by Clelia Duel Mosher, M.D. (The Womans Press,
New York City, U.S.A., 1923, 87 pages)

Look how she asserts that women's increasing height and length of skirt -
and tightness around the waist - correlate with menstrual pain ("periodic disability of women")!
A discussion of her findings lies below the chart.
Read a short discussion of the book.
SarahAnne Hazlewood generously donated this book to the museum.



From the 1908 Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog (U.S.A.)



From the 1922 Spring-Summer Montgomery Ward & Co. catalog (U.S.A.): Compare with the dress above: this one is shorter, the waist unconstricted.



Cover - Are women as good as men? - Law giving menstrual leave; menstruation as sickness; enjoying not
working because of menstruation; why do women menstruate?
- Movies are dangerous, but they will get better (!); brassieres & breast care

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