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I Wish This Book Had Been Written Before I Stopped Having Them I Might Have Enjoyed Them It S Brilliant, Informative And Funny Period Jennifer Saunders I Want To Hear What Emma Barnett Says About Everything, And This Terrific And Timely Book Proves To Be No Exception Elizabeth Day A Brilliant, Myth Busting, Funny And Poignant Book Helen Pankhurst Why Has It Taken So Long For This Powerful, Fearless Book To Be Written Emma Freud Uniquely Funny And Forthright Pandora Sykes Passionate, Informed And Thought Provoking Jane Garvey A Must Read For Everyone Period Kirsty Wark Clever, Useful And Wise Read It Pass It On To Your Daughters And Then To Your Sons Fi Glover Emma Cuts Right Through All The Myths And Embarrassment With Searing Facts, Honesty And, Perhaps Importantly, Humour A Bleeding Good Read Yomi Adegoke Terrific Unique Never Read Anything Like It Richard Madeley Completely Un Grim, Informative, And Entertaining Rachel Johnson A Brilliant, Brave Rallying Shout Out To Anyone Who S Suffered In Silence And Wondered Why They Had To Emily Maitlis An Open, Honest And Achingly Funny Celebration Of Menstruation Amika George Smart, Funny, Enjoyable And Tackling A Subject Head On That So Many Others Would Choose To Avoid I Bloody Loved It Becky Vardy Don T Be Revolted, Lead The Revolt Preferably With A Grin On Your Face And A Tampon Tucked Proudly Behind Your Ear Emma Loathes Her Period Really, She Does But There S Something She Loathes Even Not Being Able To Talk About It Freely, Funnily And Honestly Without Men And Women Wrinkling Their Noses As If She S Pulled Her Tampon Out And Offered It As An Hors D Oeuvre But Somehow, Despite Women Having Had Periods Since The Dawn Of Time, We Ve Totally Clammed Up On Anything To Do With Menstruation Why, Oh Why, Would We Rather Say Auntie Flo Than Period Why, In The St Century, Are Periods Still Seen As Icky Why Are We Still So Ignorant About Such A Fundamental Bodily Process Now, In Period Emma Draws On Female Experiences That Will Make You Laugh, Weep And, Most Probably, Squirm , In A Fierce And Funny Rallying Cry To Smash This Ridiculous Taboo Once And For All Because It S About Bloody TimePeriod

8 thoughts on “Period

  1. Whoppet Whoppet says:

    I have been looking forward to this book ever since I learned it was in the offing some months ago As a man I know relatively little about periods, but since experiencing period sex at university coincidentally, the same university where the author meets her husband I have never been put off by the subject and have been curious to understand Emma Barnett s book, which I have read in around a day, has been just what I wanted.The book is written in an accessible style, with a relatively large font The style is a little chatty for example, people are referred to by their forenames not surnames when being referred back to in a later paragraph Detailed references are not included for sources However, this is a book with a mission a mission to be read and understood by as many people as possible, and to change things Therefore it must be easily readable and engaging and it is.As a man, before opening the book I felt I needed an intro chapter to cover basic terminology and realities et cetera concerned I may lack some assumed knowledge and experiences However, I gradually built up a picture of the realities and range of realities of having periods, in a way that was formative than merely being told the basic, entry level facts before setting out.My main criticism is that the author uses some references to unfolding political situations, and to current world leaders, which will make the text date quickly and do it an injustice if being read, unrevised, in a few year s time.I will need to put my money where my mouth has just been, and make sure I keep this book on my bookshelf whenever guests come round To not do so would be to subvert the author s aim quite terribly.

  2. Julie Morris Julie Morris says:

    I have been waiting for this book to come out since I heard the editor, Charlotte Mursell of HQ Stories, raving about it back in March Once I finally got hold of my copy, I was eager to start, and I raced through it Odd, you might think, to be so keen to read a book about periods but, as the tag line says, this is the book we have all been waiting for and it s about bloody time it was written.Those of a squeamish disposition may want to look away from this post, because it is going to be blunt and revealing.No, actually don t, because the whole premise behind this book is that periods are a natural bodily function and we should be talking about them, loudly and proudly, all genders, and that the stigma surrounding periods and the silence that shrouds the topic is inherently unhelpful to everyone, perpetuates a certain level of female oppression and needs to stop.Sound a bit heavy Well it isn t, this book is brash, ballsy and downright hilarious, as well as dealing with the subject openly, honestly and head on and should be read by everyone As a 47 year old woman who has almost run the full gamut of the female reproductive cycle from starting through child bearing to now being perimenopausal, I could relate to a lot of what was being said here, and found myself cheering along, whilst also being shocked by some of the information imparted, enraged by other parts, questioning why I had never thought of some of the issues, laughing out loud in horrified solidarity at people s embarrassing experiences and finally asking myself if I really was as open about this subject as I always thought or complicit in the silence that surrounds this final taboo topic.I always think of myself as being fairly honest, very opinionated and not at all squeamish I am the eldest of four girls, have two daughters and three step daughters, all either in or rapidly approaching their teens, so periods are something I have been surrounded by almost continuously my entire life and something I have to talk about regularly.I have tried to be much open with my own daughters than my mother was with me, talking to them well in advance about what to expect, reacting calmly when my eldest started her periods and encouraging her to talk to me and ask any questions she has about anything to do with her body I must have done reasonably okay, as she does talk to me, as do my step daughters, although she does sometimes complain that I am a bit too open about bodily functions She will probably be horrified by this post if she reads it Parents are SO embarrassing, aren t they I must admit I have to a degree been guilty of perpetuating the idea that periods are something to be ashamed of by giving her the requisite discreet pouch of sanitary products to take to school Maybe I should be advising her to walk proudly through the corridors clutching them openly However, I am not sure at 14 and quite shy, that she is ready to be such a period pioneer and I would not force her to face up to ridicule We obviously still have a way to go before this topic is one that people of all ages can be open about, and I think the older generation will have to lead the way This book is definitely a step in the right direction.You may be thinking, this is all very well and interesting, but is talking about these things quite so bluntly really necessary Why should I read this book The answer is absolutely yes Emma gives many reasons why we need to be open throughout the book, but one issue really stood out to me as an important reason why we should do away with the shame surrounding periods and anything to do with the female reproductive system, and it is to enable women to speak openly with doctors when they feel something is wrong and to be listened to and taken seriously.So, next time I am at the doctors filling my pill prescription, I will be asking why it is necessary for me to bleed once a month hint, it s not for my benefit , making sure I think about donating sanitary products when giving to food banks and considering the different circumstances women may be in and how they might feel about their periods when I m talking about them This book is eye opening and thought provoking and should be read by everyone I will certainly be passing it around amongst my acquaintances Baby steps in the right direction.

  3. Lovestuff Lovestuff says:

    At last, someone has put into words what I ve been wanting to share for years Thank you Emma, you are my new best friend.Buy it, share it, give it as a gift, leave it in the community library with a bright post it note saying READ THIS I ve devoured this book on the day it arrived release date have told my friends about it, am about to pass it onto one of them and buy copies to send to family and friends overseas including my 14 and 11 yo nieces.Be proud of your period and, as women, support each other always

  4. K. Cartin K. Cartin says:

    This book is liberating It should be a must for all women Funny, factual and fundamentally right

  5. Amanda Sayer Amanda Sayer says:

    A really interesting read about periods It is trying to break the massive taboo about menustration and periods We should all be talking about it openly and without shame This book is full of facts, some jaw dropping moments, funny moments and some very sad ones I really enjoyed reading this.

  6. R W. R W. says:

    This book is an amazing read for anyone who has periods, or loves someone who does It s packed with interviews with a wide range of subjects, and explores why there is such shame around periods, and what we can do to overcome it Emma Barnett is as knowledgable as she is entertaining very and leads the crusade for destigmatisation with her personal experiences A must read.

  7. Chadders Chadders says:

    Fantastic book about a very important subject Emma shares sensitively and hilariously in equal measure She is fabulous and is leading the charge in smashing the taboos surrounding menstrual health

  8. Kindle Customer Kindle Customer says:

    About time a book like this was written, funny, informative, down to earth reading A book all women and men should read