Linguistics Lounge

Episode 6: Surfing the Crimson Wave: Talking and not talking about menstruation

November 15, 2021

Tony Fisher talks to Dr Tracy Morrison and Professor Alma Gottlieb about menstruation, its meaning in different cultures, and the methods often employed in order to talk about it. We consider euphemism, taboo, and the impact of gender fluidity on shifting attitudes and discourse surrounding ‘that time of the month’.

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