I remember reading a long poem in a feminist magazine called Chrysalis, from 1979, about this very thing! The author wove a story about what would happen if women just bled everywhere — without shame. Menstruation is not an illness, nor a syndrome, nor a disorder — nor is being pre-menstrual. Anyway, here from The Liberation Collective:
The media was horrified when Christina Aguilera appeared on stage in 2012, with what appeared to be menstrual blood running down her leg during a performance at Etta James’ memorial service. The barrage of tweets that followed described the incident as gross, embarrassing or speculated that it was really fake tan. But whether the comments were negative or supportive, the uniform assumption was that any woman would be embarrassed to have menstrual blood running down her leg in public. And yet, this would not always have been the public view.
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