Like tens of thousands of girls and women across Nepal’s mountainous western districts, Sharmila was practising chaupadi – a Hindu tradition in which menstruating women and girls are isolated because they are deemed unclean.
Leslie Carol Botha: Ok – Girls on their Periods – “possibly the most requested film of all time.” One would think so with over 800,000 views. This goes under Hormone Humor! Love the honesty and candor that younger women have in talking about their periods. This is the conversation that needs to happen to start Continue Reading …
Understanding Your Mind and Hormone Cycle explores the connection between the behavioral characteristics associated with the three phases of the hormone cycle: preovulatory, ovulatory, and postovulatory; the mythological characteristics associated with the three phases of the lunar cycle, waxing, full and waning moon; and the psychological aspects associated with the three phases that a woman passes through in her lifetime – maiden, mother, and grand-mother/wise woman.
Women’s hormone cycles are not just a cyclical pain; they are our integral link to all the other cycles in life. Our cycles are so much more than hormones “raging” through our bodies. Your hormone cycle earns you the right to be a healer, a spiritualist, and a wise woman, respected by all. Living with your cycle instead of against it or denying it – gives you the freedom to “be”; to laugh, to cry, to change your mind, your career, your relationship or lifestyle and to know the reason why!
What IS WITH the Men in Menstruation??? Now there is a topic that needs to be discussed! I know my professional Society for Menstrual Cycle Research colleague Professor David Linton and I will have a lot to say on men’s role in menstruation. Join us on Monday, April 22 from 6 to 7 pm MST on Holy Hormones Honey! audio streamed on KRFC FM Fort Collins.
The Menstrual Cycle is one of the most important biological differences between females and males, one that has been used – in many contexts — to justify discrimination against women and girls. Thus, the more clearly we understand the biological and social significance of the menstrual cycle for both women and men, the better we understand the fundamental arrangements of human society.
Join Leslie Carol Botha on Monday April 15 when she interviews author Lara Owen as she “illuminates the role the menstrual cycle can play in developing and sustaining female strength, self-healing, and self-knowledge.”
The menstrual taboo has a long historical legacy and the Bible itself is not shy about tackling the “problem” of menstruation. Given the prominent position that this collection of books is accorded in our society as well as the number of people who claim to live by its literal interpretation, it is critical to examine what the Bible actually says about menstruation.