Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity
By Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
The first book to explore menstruation in the current cultural and political landscape—and to investigate the new wave of period activism taking the world by storm.
After millennia of being shrouded in taboo and superstition, periods have gone mainstream. A new, high-profile movement has emerged—one dedicated to bold activism, creative product innovation, and smart policy advocacy—to address the centrality of menstruation in relation to core issues of gender equality and equity.
In Periods Gone Public, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf explores how periods have come to be a prominent political cause – from enacting new laws to eliminate the tampon tax, to ensuring access to affordable, safe products.
Weiss-Wolf shares her firsthand account in the fight for "period equity" and introduces readers to many of the leaders, pioneers and everyday people who are making change happen. And she challenges all of us to join her in elevating an agenda that recognizes both the power—and the absolute normalcy—of menstruation.
The Book Tour:
September 30 – Los Angeles: OpenEd at USC
October 12 – New York City: Launch Party!
October 17 – Madison, NJ: Short Stories
October 18 – Washington, DC: Politics +Prose
October 19 – Austin, TX: Bookwoman (co-hosted by Deeds Not Words)
October 24 – Brooklyn, NYC: Books are Magic
October 25 – Madison, WI: A Room of One's Own
October 26 – Ann Arbor, MI: Literati
October 30 – New York City: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
November 1 – Los Angeles: Skylight Books
November 2 – Los Angeles: Ms. Magazine
November 4 – Los Angeles: Cycles + Sex
November 7 – Jersey City, NJ: Word
November 8 – Hoboken, NJ: Little City Books
November 29 – Washington, DC: Brennan Center for Justice and National Women’s Law Center at NYU in DC