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Menstruating Women are Like Vikings!

December 13th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

At least according to the newest ad for Kitadol, a menstrual pain reliever sold in Chile.

According to The Viking Network, Viking women retained property and inheritance rights after marriage, plus the right to divorce a husband who mistreated her or their children, insulted her family, or failed to be a good provider. These are considerably greater legal rights than most women had in that era (approximately 800-1050 CE).

I can think of worse metaphors for menstruating women.

(So can Kitadol.)

[Via Copyranter]

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