2009 Conference Papers

Selected papers from the 2009 meeting in Spokane, Washington, were published in the February, 2011, issue of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, guest edited by Chris Bobel and Elizabeth Kissling:

  • Menstruation Matters: Introduction to Representations of the Menstrual Cycle, by Chris Bobel and Elizabeth Arveda Kissling
  • Anthropological Fantasies in the Debate over Cycle-stopping Contraception [research article], by Laura Jones
  • “Not Done Yet?!  . . .” Women Discuss the End of Menopause [research article], by Heather Dillaway & Jean Burton
  • The Egg, Sperm, and Beyond: Gendered Assumptions in Gynecology Textbooks [research article], by Andrea Bertotti Metoyer & Regina Rust
  • My River [poem], by Lacy Hale
  • I, Being Born Woman and Suppressed [essay], by Heather Corinna
  • To the Leaking Girl [poem], by Chella Quint
  • La Curvia [photograph], by Vanessa Tiegs
  • Rouge Star [photograph], by Ingrid Berthon-Moine
  • Cover [photograph], by Caroline Mellor
  • Book Review: The Estrogen Errors, by Susan Baxter & Jerilynn C. Prior, by Nancy Fugate Woods
  • Book Review: The Modern Period, by Lara Freidenfelds, by Jennifer Ball
  • Book Review: Under Wraps, by Sharra Vostral, by Lara Freidenfelds
  • Book Review: Flow, by Elissa Stein and Susan Kim, by Mary Jane Lupton

Additional papers from the 2009 conference were published in the January, 2013, special issue of Sex Roles, guest edited by Ingrid Johnston-Robledo and Peggy Stubbs:

  • Positioning Periods: Menstruation in Social Context: An Introduction to a Special Issue, by Ingrid Johnston-Robledo, Margaret L. Stubbs
  • The Menstrual Mark: Menstruation as Social Stigma, by Ingrid Johnston-Robledo, Joan C. Chrisler
  • Mentioning Menstruation: A Stereotype Threat that Diminishes Cognition?, by Joseph Albert Wister, Margaret L. Stubbs, Chaquica Shipman
  • Distancing Through Objectification? Depictions of Women’s Bodies in Menstrual Product Advertisements, by Mindy J. Erchull
  • “Time of the Month” on Twitter: Taboo, Stereotype and Bonding in a No-Holds-Barred Public Arena, by Leslie-Jean Thornton
  • Early Menarche: Confluence of Biological and Contextual Factors, by Carlie M. Allison, Janet Shibley Hyde
  • The Function of Ethnicity, Income Level, and Menstrual Taboos in Postmenarcheal Adolescents’ Understanding of Menarche and Menstruation, by Lisandra Rodriguez White
  • The Baby Boomers Meet Menopause: Fertility, Attractiveness, and Affective Response to the Menopausal Transition, by Judy R. Strauss
  • “Am I Going to be Natural or am I Not?”: Canadian Women’s Perceptions and Experiences of Menstrual Suppression, by Robin Repta and Laura Hurd Clarke
  • Normal and Natural, or Burdensome and Terrible? Women with Spinal Cord Injuries Discuss Ambivalence about Menstruation, by Heather Dillaway, Katherine Cross, Catherine Lysack, and Janice Schwartz
  • Restriction and Renewal, Pollution and Power, Constraint and Community: The Paradoxes of Religious Women’s Experiences of Menstruation, by Nicki C. Dunnavant and Tomi-Ann Roberts
  • PMS as a Gendered Illness Linked to the Construction and Relational Experience of Hetero-Femininity, by Jane M. Ussher, Janette Perz
  • Book Review: Menstruation Activism: Is the Personal Still Political?, by Nancy A Worcester
  • Media Review: Drop by Drop: Cinematic Menstrual Activism, One Viewer at a Time, by Giovanna Chesler
  • Book Review: Two Tales of Menstruation Directed Toward Two Different Audiences, by Dacia Charlesworth
  • Emancipatory Research: Then and Now, by Alice J. Dan