Emma Barnett's new book 'Period.' aims to remove the stigma surrounding women's periods

It has been pitched as "bold, unapologetic and a crusade to ignite conversation" as well as "a book for every woman and man"


Emma Barnett has written a "fierce and funny" feminist manifesto confronting the taboo of women's periods. 

Entitled Period., Barnett's book aims to remove the stigma and myths continuing to surround the female body.

The BBC broadcaster and former JC columnist said: 

"Pretty much every woman bleeds. Periods are perfectly natural occurrences – albeit often bloody painful ones. (See what I did there?) And yet, somehow they remain one of the final societal taboos. But why? What's really driving women's and men's collective horror and squeamishness? Who started the war on periods? And by keeping periods as shameful, secret happenings, what unexamined harm is being done to women and crucially, what jokes are we missing out on? Honourable discharge anyone?

"I aim for Period. to be a joyful and irreverent rallying cry, filled with untold stories and insights, so that all women and men can locate their period pride. Period."

Period. will be available summer 2019.

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