Menstrual politics in Argentina and diverse assemblages of care

Jacqueline Gaybor

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In the last two decades or so, menstrual activism in Argentina has been gaining widespread attention by linking several important gender, environmental and economic issues with menstruation management. Leveraging between the feminist and environmental movements, and as part of a global trend, menstrual activism brings new demands for recognition and proposals for change. This has partly been motivated by concerns raised mostly by women regarding the health risks and the negative effects on the environment that the use of disposable menstrual products entails. It has also been motivated by the growing tensions between traditional narratives that perceive menstruation as a negative event in need of hygiene, and those newer narratives that celebrate or see menstruation as a natural part of a woman’s lifecycle and thereby propose sustainable ways for women to manage it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care: In Search of Economic Alternatives
EditorsC. Bauhardt, W. Harcourt
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781317301936
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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