Every questions should be a least 100 words. Answer the four questions below: 1.

Every questions should be a least 100 words.
Answer the four questions below:
1. While this essay is written with wit and humor, what is Steinem’s serious message about androcentrism and patriarchy in relation to menstruation as a taboo subject?
2. Summarize and discuss in specific detail one of the situations that Steinem imagines would be reality if men and not women could menstruate.
3. Write a paragraph based on Steinem’s essay entitled “If Men Became Pregnant”. What can you imagine would be different for men than it is for women if it were men who carried pregnancies and gave birth?
4. What is period equity and why does it matter? Explain period inequity as an example of androcentrism, such as Steinem exposes in her essay. What experiences of inequity regarding women’s monthly flow have you had or have observed among family, friends and/or neighbors ?
READ “If Men Could Menstruate” by Gloria Steinem http://www.mylittleredbook.net/imcm_orig.pdf
Read about Gloria Steinem, a foremost feminist thinker, writer and activist: http://www.gloriasteinem.com/about
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React to Clifton’s positive message about menstruation in her “Poem in Praise of Menstruation” OR to her nostalgic response to menopause ,”To My Last period”, OR to her poem about men and menstruation called “Wishes for Sons”. You will write about just one poem.
1. Interpret the whole poem you have chosen to write about and discuss at least one specific line, before you offer your own opinion about it and offer any related experiences/perspectives/images that Clifton’s poem brings forth.
READ “Poem in Celebration of Menstruation” http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/poem-in-praise-of-menstruation/
READ “To My Last Period” http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23318
READ “Wishes for Sons” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49489/wishes-for-sons
Every questions should be a least 100 words.