"After all, periods and their mood swings are bad for family values (who wants to have a stay-at-home mom when sheâ€™s so darn cranky?), bad for womenâ€™s health (women were never meant to menstruate so much; natural selection designed their bodies for back-to-back pregnancies and breast-feeding), bad for the fashion industry (how can beige be the new black if women wonâ€™t wear it all month?) and bad for the economy (everybody knows women take to their beds at the merest whisper of 'cramps,' fueling the nationâ€™s employee-absentee rate)."
And so a "barrage of advertising and research highlighting the debilitating effects of periods and the joys of menstrual suppression" can't be far behind, Houppert adds. In other words, the marketing may be good for Wyeth and other drugmakers, but is it really good for women?
Is menstruation a disease that needs to be cured?
- no (82%, 40 Votes)
- yes (18%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 49