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Episode Info: **CORRECTION** We shared some misinformation about Judaism in this episode and one of our listeners, Daci Goldin, was kind enough to point it out. (Thanks, kween!) She sent us an excellent write up explaining why the info we shared misrepresented the Jewish faith (specifically Orthodox Judaism) and what they actually believe and practice in regards to menstruation/bleeding. You can find her full write up linked at the top of the page for episode 93 on our website. --- In this episode, we’re joined by one of our favorite past guests, Monica Toombs (see ep 14 and ep 15 to listen to her birth stories and ep 74 to hear her talk about ancient birth rituals)! She put her research skills to use for us once again and put together a great episode about how periods have been managed through the ages. We cover blood week trends from ancient times through modern day, including factoids about when period products became commercially available and what the cultural/societal beliefs around menstruation were in different eras. For those who are interested, here’s the list of sources Monica used to put together this episode: https://www.knixteen.com/blogs/the-rag/the-history-of-periods https://helloclue.com/articles/culture/what-was-it-like-to-get-your-period-in-ancient-greece https://mistakinghistories.com/2017/04/15/menotoxin-when-menstruation-can-kill/ https://helloclue.com/articles/culture/how-did-menstruation-become-taboo https://allthatsinteresting.com/menstruation-history https://daily.jstor.org/the-secret-history-of-menstruation/ https://www.medicaldaily.com/menstrual-period-time-month-history-387252 https://www.totm.com/history-menstruation-5-interesting-facts/ https://www.littlethings.com/menstruation-throughout-history/ https://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/2015/02/10/the-lady-in-red-medieval-menstruation/ https://www.org/the-history-of-the-sanitary-pad/ https://www.bustle.com/articles/114490-the-average-age-women-got-their-first-period-throughout-history http://www.mum.org/index.html https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=http://www.medievalists.net/2017/05/look-make-menstruation-fertility-italian-renaissance-art/&httpsredir=1&article=1045&context=castheses https://youtu.be/x5ErtnIcrsw?list=PL_1K-ZpVNrGuxqOehni17cd0t4YacnqQj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67UkBcseQlA&feature=youtu.be&list=PL_1K-ZpVNrGuxqOehni17cd0t4YacnqQj --- If you liked this episode of the Birth Kweens Podcast, tell your friends! And go to iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, and Spotify to rate/review/subscribe to the show. For more from us, visit www.BirthKweens.com to sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram @BirthKweens, join our Facebook group the Birth Kweens Podcast Community, and email us at birthkweens@gmail.com with your questions, suggestions and feedback. Also, be sure to click here so that you can support the show while doing your regular Amazon shopping!
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