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More Friday Fun: Walt Disney’s “Story of Menstruation”

September 14th, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments


Maybe I’m in a good mood today, but for some reason I’m all about “amusing.” On that note, please enjoy this long-lost 1946 animated Disney film, The Story of Menstruation. Disney and Kotex partnered to “set young ladies of the forties straight on the real story behind the mysterious changes their bodies were going through.”

From BoingBoing:

Neither sexuality nor reproduction is mentioned in this influential film, and an emphasis on sanitation makes it, as Disney historian Jim Korkis has suggested: ‘a hygienic crisis rather than a maturational event.

Watch the video and learn the following piece of advice:

“Once you stop feeling sorry for yourself and take Those Days in your stride, you’ll find it’s easier to remain even-tempered.”


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