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Title:A step towards menstrual justice: what is it and what can libraries do?
Author(s):Zerrenner, Emily G.
Subject(s):menstrual justice
social justice in libraries
social justice
period products
menstrual equity
Abstract:When you read the title and began the abstract for this poster, did you feel uncomfortable? Every single day, those who menstruate experience oppression related to this natural bodily function, not the least of which is the stigma surrounding menstruation all together. The menstrual cycle can be seen as dirty or unclean in our culture, which then passes on to the person menstruating (Crays 135). Products such as pads or tampons are often taxed in their respective states, and this unavoidable biological operation financially affects women, girls, transgender men and boys, and nonbinary people for a huge span of their lives. Progress can begin when we start talking about it, so this poster will cover the basics of menstrual justice to then lead us into the ways that libraries are poised in a position to catapult this movement even further. Whether they are a public or academic library, they are trusted places for information and can contribute to menstrual justice to make the world more equitable for all.
Issue Date:2021-10-27
Publisher:Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference
Citation Info:Zerrenner, E. A step towards menstrual justice: what is it and what can libraries do? Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference; October 27-29; Virtual.
Genre:Conference Poster
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-12

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