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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Menstruation a la Disney

This 1946 Disney/Kotex video oscillates between the extremes of uncharacteristically (for Disney) frank and informative to maddening and/or laughable (depending on your mindset toward stereotypical gender roles).

Take a look for yourself:

So, what do you think?


  1. I actually like the video. It's a little dated as girls can get their periods as soon as 9 years old now, but I think it shares all the information they need to know. This could actually be used to help explain the process to young girls. I plan on sharing it with my daughter, maybe it will open up the conversation a bit more.

    1. I think the specific period information is great. I think the gender bias and stereotypes are atrocious. I mean, "keep yourself pretty" and "get over your moods and put on a happy face regardless of how you feel, because you're a pretty girl"...blech.