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The Menstrual Mark: Menstruation as Social Stigma
In this theoretical paper, we argue that menstruation is a source of social stigma for women. The word stigma refers to any stain or mark that renders the individual’s body or character defective.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde: How PMS Became a Cultural Phenomenon and a Psychiatric Disorder
The historical, cultural, political, and economic forces that led to the social construction of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and pre menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are traced.
Violence against Women as a Public Health Issue
Data on the physical and mental health effects that violence has on victims of domestic violence, rape, stalking, and sexual harassment are reviewed and the economic costs to the health care system, business and industry, families, and the broader society that accrue are focused on.
2007 Presidential Address: Fear of Losing Control: Power, Perfectionism, and the Psychology of Women
Anecdotal evidence and popular culture suggest that fear of losing control of oneself is common among North American women, yet there is little in the way of data or theory to show why so many women
Women and Weight: Gendered Messages on Magazine Covers
In this content analysis, the covers of 21popular women's and men's magazines were examined forgendered messages related to bodily appearance. Magazinecovers were divided according to gender of
“Why Can’t You Control Yourself?” Fat Should Be a Feminist Issue
This article is a comment on Fikkan and Rothblum’s (2011) article “Is Fat a Feminist Issue? Exploring the Gendered Nature of Weight Bias.” They argued that fat women in North America experience
Menarche stories: reminiscences of college students from Lithuania, Malaysia, Sudan, and the United States.
Women college students in four countries were invited to write the story of their first menstruation in as much detail as memory allowed, and the contents were analyzed for the presence or absence of information on such topics as emotional reaction, preparedness, sources of information about menstruation, changes in body image, and celebrations of this rite of passage.
Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology
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