Talk:Menstrual taboo

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There's an article Culture and menstruation. I wonder if all the information in this article would fit into that one - the taboo is essentially a cultural phenomenon. Lyrl Talk Contribs 20:31, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Naw, a full merger is too much. This article has the potential to expand (and the other article is not so short). But I definitely support creating a section titled "Menstrual taboo" in that article and summarizing this article in there. --Sofeil 22:51, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Judging from the citations[edit]

This appears to be a synthesis. Some of the facts have citations, but very few of the conclusions do. At best it seems to be an anthropological term paper; at worst, a lot of speculative analysis. Mangoe (talk) 03:54, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Exaggeration[edit]

I've noticed some of the "examples" being a bit too extreme here. It's not that menstruation is considered especially taboo, it is just about as taboo as everything having to do with other bodily processes. As far as I know, no Pampers commercial uses yellow liquid to demonstrate absorption, and I doubt that much Band-aid ads show the blood flowing. Also, euphenisms are used for anything, and many times they are just used not to sound too scientific (when was the last time that you preferred announcing you needed to urinate instead of saying "I have to take a leak"?). Seriously, cut the crap. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.6.195.113 (talk) 21:00, 26 August 2008 (UTC)


what? you're an idiot :\ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.12.102.75 (talk) 18:26, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

To IP.113: Those are some excellent points. To IP.75: Please refrain from personal attacks. Boneyard90 (talk) 16:19, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Why?[edit]

Wouldn't it be appropriate for there to be some information about possible _reasons_ for there to be menstrual taboos at all? This was what I came to this article to find out about. 120.18.151.12 (talk) 08:50, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Hinduism[edit]

This portion needs cleanup. It's written defensively, poorly, and lacks citations for these portions.

Example 1: "This certainly does not mean..." Example 2: "...and would not even enter the kitchen..." Example 3: "But there is an exception to it in Kashmiri Hindu culture." Example 4: "...as the body of the woman becomes weak due to blood loss." Example 5: "There is no such rule like..." Example 6: "The woman can indulge in all the household chores."

Examples 1, 2, 3, and 5 are poorly written. Examples 4 and 6 are insulting/sexist. Example 4 is biologically ignorant. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.23.25.253 (talk) 21:28, 31 July 2014 (UTC)