Under Wraps: A History of Menstrual Hygiene Technology

Sharra L. Vostral

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 202 pages

File size: 1.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This book examines the social and technological history of sanitary napkins and tampons through the lens of passing, and the effects of technology upon women’s experiences of menstruation. These ubiquitous yet invisible technologies provide women with the means to hide their periods, but the history of embedded politics in menstrual technologies reveals that they can be used both as artifacts of control and empowering tools of change.