Category Archives: Menstruation on Screen

There should be more Menstruation Scenes in Game of Thrones

On the face of it the Game of Thrones TV series appears to be a perfect vehicle for depicting menstruation on screen because (a) there are many interesting and complex female characters in the show, and (b) the show is happy to … Continue reading

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“Girls see more blood than boys!” (Game of Thrones)

In the Game of Thrones TV series there is a funny conversation between the feisty Ygritte and her boyfriend Jon Snow in which he tries to explain to her what “swooning” is. He tells her that swooning is, “when a girl sees … Continue reading

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Sansa’s First Period (Game of Thrones)

Watch the clip below to see Sansa Stark getting her first period on the Game of Thrones fantasy/drama TV series. The event is traumatic for Sansa because it means that she will now be forced to marry someone she hates … Continue reading

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Menstruation in the Sailor Moon TV Series

Elly Winters (from missdream.org) has a great post about the (lack) of menstruation in Sailor Moon, “The Invisible Red Thread: Menstruation in Sailor Moon”  (her article was also reblogged on Shojopower.com). She writes, “The lack of any mention of this physical … Continue reading

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The only female blood on TV comes from knife stabs

Dorothy Nixon has written an interesting post about womanly blood on screen at menstruation.com.au. She comments, “The only female blood movie TV screenwriters seem interested in exploring comes from knife stabs and gunshot wounds… I recall watching my husband sitting impassively … Continue reading

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