About Bloody Time: The Menstrual Revolution We Have to Have


Jane Bennett and Karen Pickering

About Bloody Time makes the case for menstrual revolution as an essential key to unlocking gender equality. Thousands of women and girls shared their experience of menstruation and menopause. The results were clear. Shame. Stigma. Humiliation. Disgust. Negative attitudes are pervasive, entrenched, and harmful.

Co-written by Jane Bennett (menstrual educator) and Karen Pickering (feminist organiser), and with the instigation of the Victorian Women’s Trust, the great support of VWT staff, many volunteers, 3460 survey respondents and a team of experts this book digs deep into the menstrual taboo: where it exists, how it came to be and why it’s so resilient. Our culture asks women and girls to view their bodies through a prism of negativity and fear. We want to change that.

Designed by Aimee Carruthers, the book also features illustrations by artists Michelle Pereira, Alice Lindstrom, and Lucy Fahey. Printed by The Print Department.

Each book supports the work of the Victorian Women’s Trust, Australia’s leading gender equality advocate.

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Weight 610 g
Dimensions 265 × 235 × 18 mm