Sex Roles (2008) 58:287–289 DOI 10.1007/s11199-007-9336-8 BOOK REVIEW Empowerment or Embarrassment? Two Views of Menstruation Capitalizing on the Curse: The Business of Menstruation. By Elizabeth Arveda Kissling, Boulder, Colorado, Lynne Rienne, 2006. 155 pp. $79.95 (hardcover) ISBN:158826310X. Girls in Power: Gender, Body, and Menstruation in Adolescence. By Laura Fingerson, Albany, New York, State University of New York Press, 2006. 190 pp. $21.95 (paperback) ISBN: 079146900X. Joan C. Chrisler Published online: 1 December 2007 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007 Books about menstruation are few and far between. Thus, it and internet resources. The book covers ground both was exciting to find two new volumes, with very different familiar (i.e., previously studied areas such as product approaches to the topic, published in the same year. Both advertisements and the rise of Premenstrual Dysphoric are relatively short and accessible treatments of different Disorder) and unfamiliar (e.g., internet sources, new and aspects of menstruation, as a business and industry in the unusual consumer products). There is a chapter on each of case of Kissling’s Capitalizing on the Curse, and as a lived the following topics: advertising of menstrual hygiene experience in the case of Fingerson’s Girls in Power, and products, scenes
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