Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

After millennia of being shrouded in taboo and stigma, periods have gone mainstream. A new, high-profile movement has emerged — one dedicated to bold activism, creative product innovation, and smart policy advocacy — to address the centrality of menstruation in relation to core issues of gender equality and equity. 

In Periods Gone Public, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf — the Brennan Center's VP for Development — explores why periods have become a prominent political cause. From eliminating the “tampon tax,” to enacting new laws that ensure access to affordable, safe products, menstruation is no longer something to whisper about. Weiss-Wolf shares her firsthand account in the fight for “menstrual equity,” introducing the leaders, pioneers, and everyday people who are making change happen. And she challenges readers to face stigma head-on and elevate an agenda that recognizes both the power — and the absolute normalcy — of menstruation. 




The Book Tour

September 30 Los Angeles Slutwalk
October 12 New York City Launch event at The Wing
October 17 Madison, NJ Short Stories 
October 18 Washington, D.C.  Politics + Prose
October 19 Austin, TX Book Woman (co-hosted by Deeds not Words)
October 24 Brooklyn, NY Books Are Magic
October 25 Madison, WI A Room of One's Own
October 26 Ann Arbor, MI Literati
October 30 New York City Brennan Center @ NYU
November 1 Los Angeles, CA Skylight Books
November 3-4 Los Angeles, CA Cycles + Sex
November 7 Jersey City, NJ Word 
November 8 Hoboken, NJ Little City Books
November 29 Washington D.C.  National Women’s Law Center 
November 29 Washington D.C.  Brennan Center @ NYU
November 30 Easton, PA Lafayette College
February 9 New Haven, CT Yale School of Management
February 13 Princeton, NJ Princeton University
February 18 Oxford, U.K. Oxford University
February 22 New York City Columbia University
February 26 Northampton, MA Smith College
February 28 Westerville, OH Otterbein University
March 1 Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh
March 23 Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids State University
March 26  New York City Cardozo Law School
April 3 Washington, D.C. George Washington University 
April 10 Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins University
April 15 New York City Pace University
April 16 St. Louis, MO Washington University in St. Louis 
April 19 Philadelphia, PA University of Pennsylvania
April 21 Easton, PA Council of Lafayette Women
April 22 Orlando, FL Women's League for Conservative Judaism
April 26 New York City National Council of Jewish Women
April 28 Portland, OR Portland State University