Summary: This article speaks about how something as natural as menstruation can be considered taboo in certain parts in the world. This goes to show that all cultures have a different meaning of what is taboo. These young girls were given cameras and took pictures of things they are not allowed to use/do while they are menstruating. I think this is absolutely awful, its a natural process and they can't do anything to stop it.
Summary: This article again discusses the taboo behind menstruation and how in nepal its considered dirty and unpure. This 15 year old girl was actually blamed for her dads illness because she touched him while she was menstruating. She isn't allowed to sleep in the home at night and has shed about 10 minutes from home where she's expected to sleep so she doesn't "infect" anybody.
Inequality for All- Bill Moyers talks with Economic analyst Robert Reich about the new film Inequality for All. Opening in theaters across the country next week, the film aims to be a game-changer in our national discussion of income inequality.
Summary: First of all id like to apologize for the language in this video. This video about a woman who talks about how other woman who use sex for money (married into money) she thinks is absolutely disgusting. She discusses this taboo topic and feels very strongly about it. She completely disagrees with living life to "be pretty and be taken care of". She believes woman are here for more then just the pleasure of a men, similar to how Simone Beauvoir feels.
Summary: Similar to Simone Beauvoirs theory, this article talks about how female pleasure if more often then not put onto the back burner and not talked about. Sophia Wallace is now going around and spray painting clitoris' in places you would never expect. I don't think this is the best way to break the taboo, but it definitely has the effect of making it a more normal thing, people walking around and seeing that painted on a wall, it hopefully will become more normal and not seem so…
Summary: Sexual taboo is anything that is out of the norm, or considered inappropiate. We know the catholic church states that sex is between a man and woman AFTER marriage. This article is all about movies that put these to the test, from onstage kissing, to LBGT sex, beastiality. This article speaks about how these movies put taboo to the test and really pushed the boundaries to try and break it, which i personally think they did quite a bit.