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I found a link to this free epub somewhere on radblr, I think. It can be downloaded legally and free here: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0614-7

I started reading it and...

Beauty in Blood asserts that menstruation needs to be seen to help normalize the menstruating body and to acknowledge this part of the menstruator’s life experience by inviting the viewer to take a closer look and reflect on their personal gut reactions to the subject of “menstruation.”

And to be honest, I don't want to read any further.

Has anybody else here read this book? Should I take a closer look and ignore my personal gut reaction upon reading the first few pages?

I found a link to this free epub somewhere on radblr, I think. It can be downloaded legally and free here: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0614-7 I started reading it and... > *Beauty in Blood* asserts that menstruation needs to be seen to help normalize the **menstruating body** and to acknowledge this part of the **menstruator’s** life experience by inviting the viewer to take a closer look and reflect on their personal gut reactions to the subject of “menstruation.” And to be honest, I don't want to read any further. Has anybody else here read this book? Should I take a closer look and ignore my personal gut reaction upon reading the first few pages?

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The chapter on endometriosis was okay. It was mostly basic scientific info on endo that anyone can look up on Google if they took 10 minutes to do it. Otherwise, I didn’t really read it. Like you said, I saw “menstruators” and checked out. Wonder if we’re going to call people with IBS now “poopers.”

(Sorry if the IBS joke was mean, I have both endo and IBS so I know how awful both illnesses are. But this is what they are doing to us.)

Thanks for your input!

Some of the chapters look interesting enough, but I have a feeling that they won't contain any new information, anything that women haven't already been talking about for ages. Your comment on endo confirms my suspicions.

So I'll pass on this one, for now at least.

It’s just very disappointing that we might finally have new endo research, however the author just argues that “it takes 7-11 years to be diagnosed and it causes severe pain throughout the body.” We get it! Talk to any woman with endo and she’ll tell you this. This book could have been amazing but… bleh. I’m glad it was free at least.