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Period | Emma Barnett
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'Terrific. Unique. Never read anything like it - polemical, personal, pithy and funny.' Richard Madeley 'It doesn't surprise me that Emma has grappled with the "woman's" topic that both sexes have ignored for millennia and made it so completely un-grim, informative, and entertaining.' Rachel Johnson 'Why has it taken SO LONG for this powerful, fearless book to be written. It had to be done, and thank goodness Emma Barnett has no shame.' Emma Freud 'Brave and fearless, Emma unpacks, demystifies and fights back against the taboo to give us an open, honest and achingly funny celebration of menstruation.' Amika George 'This is a must read for everyone. Period.' Kirsty Wark 'A brilliant, informative, myth-busting, funny and poignant book.' Helen Pankhurst '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 more: 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'ouevre. 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 21st century, are periods still seen as icky? Why are we still so ignorant about such a fundamental body 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 time. Period.
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squirrelbrain
Period | Emma Barnett
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Day 1 of #nfnov and book 1 finished!

I *bloody* loved this book and couldn‘t put it down. I read half on the train to work this morning and told everyone about it at work. It‘s funny, heartbreaking, anger-inducing. You have to read this book - all the stars!

#TIL
It took Fitbit over a decade to introduce period tracking to its health app.... and then the system actually limited periods - ‘currently a period must be less than 11 days‘ 😧😡😬

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 currently hard cover cheaper than kindle 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
squirrelbrain I nearly bought it for your birthday @trishb but I hadn‘t read it yet - didn‘t know how good it was! I got it from #netgalley only a couple of days ago so it might still be on there.... 1mo
DGRachel That Fitbit note is irritating. I mean, I certainly wish I never had one that lasted more than 11 days, but just because an App doesn‘t think it should means my body listens! 🙄(Oh, and STACKED!) 1mo
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squirrelbrain Isn‘t it just @DGRachel - and there‘s even more irritating things in the book, but I don‘t want to spoil it. I could seriously keep posting all night about it.... 1mo
DGRachel It kind of makes me think of the migraine tracker app I have that sends me notices every few hours saying”you‘ve been having a migraine for 72 hours. Are you feeling better?” No. If I was feeling better I‘d have said so, stop rubbing it in” 😆 1mo
rsteve388 There is a migraine tracker app?! What?! Also 4pts! 1mo
TrishB I have some birthday (book!) money. I will be choosing carefully 😁 1mo
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squirrelbrain
Period | Emma Barnett
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My first #nfnov post....

So this made me laugh out loud on the train.... we‘d rather tell our bosses we have ‘the shits‘ rather than period pain.

On a more serious note the author goes on to talk about how, in many cultures, a woman with her period is still shunned.

The section on Orthodox Judaism was truly shocking - women can wipe themselves with a special cloth, then send it to a rabbi who will confirm that their period has finished.

#TIL

Kaila-ann Wow! 1mo
Caroline2 Woah! Stacked!!!! 😉 1mo
julesG Wow! That's interesting. Stacked! 1mo
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Bookishthoughts It's so ture, men don't understand the pain we can feel so it's embarrassing to try and explain. Saying I have diarrhea is alot easier because that's the end of it. They understand and empathize, but you feel judged for something you should be use to. I completely understand why its easier to say you have the runs. 1mo
Bookishthoughts This book sounds funny and interesting 1mo
rsteve388 4 pts cause you learned a few things! 1mo
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kaysworld1
Period | Emma Barnett
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I enjoyed the first part of this book very informative and honest.
The second part of this book was a bit slow, she tries to make it more funny which just fails considering the book is about not making fun of periods! #readingthelibrary #librarybooks #periods #Femanist #reading #books #femaleauthor #female ♀️📚🔴

4thhouseontheleft Louder for the men in the back! 🙌🏽 2mo
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kaysworld1
Period | Emma Barnett
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#currentlyreading
Whilst doing paperwork at the library I saw this book hidden behind a mountain climbing book and snatched it up so quick!
My library never has anything about periods it's crazy and it drives me so mad!
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#periods #bloodygoodperiod #female #woman #ladies #endthetaboo #periodsarelife #firstblood #education #reading #readingthelibrary #periodcrusade #beproudoftheperiod 🔴🥰📚♀️

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