I’VE GOT MY PERIOD. SO WHAT?

(Danish edition below // dansk version nedenunder)skaermbillede-2017-01-02-kl-18-53-15I’ve Got My Period. So What?’ by Clara Henry (org. title, ‘Ja, jag har mens hur så?’), published by Skyhorse Publishing August 1, 2017, 4/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Gyldendal for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

This book really got me thinking. I have lately been very aware of the feminist issues in our society, and this book really touched and inspired me.

Clara Henry talked about everything I wanted her to. She talked about the scientific explanations behind the actual period, cramps and PMS. She also talked about the practicalities like wearing a pad or putting up a tampon, where she included a lot of her own stories and experiences. She was overall good at talking about it in an open and freely manner, which everyone really are supposed to talk about it. She also focused a lot on the tabu it is in our society, and tips to help us all break that. I recently made a blog post about it including periods in books (link), and I am ready to keep fighting for this issue in my daily life as well.

Clara Henry is a Swedish Youtuber (with English subtitles, if interested), and even though I only watched her a few times before I read her book, I could clearly hear her voice in my head while reading this book. It is written like she would talk about it in a video. It is filled with parentheses and jokes. It was, as I mentioned earlier, nice to see someone talk this freely about this topic, but at some places it became a little too much and a little annoying. Some stories just seemed to irrelevant and some jokes tried to desperately to be funny. It was, however, not a problem I had throughout the whole book, just know that the writing is that way (you kind of know it from the title though).

I overall think this is a really important book, and it definitely taught me some things, which I hadn’t expected. This book was originally published in Swedish, and it will come out in the August 2017, you can find the Bookdepository page here.

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(Danish edition  // dansk version)

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Ja, jeg har min mens – og hva’ så? af Clara Henry (org. titel, ‘Ja, jag har mens hur så?’), udgivet af Gyldendal i 2016, 4/5 stjerner – tak til Gyldendal for at sende mig bogen! Du kan købe den her.

Denne bog fik mig virkelig til at tænke. Jeg har på det sidste været meget opmærksom på de forskellige feminist problemer i vores samfund, og denne bog har inspirerede mig virkelig.

Clara Henry snakkede om alt det jeg ønskede hun ville. Hun snakkede om de videnskabelige forklaringer bag vores menstruation,  kramper og PMS. Hun fortalte også om den praktiske del af det; hvordan man tager et bind på og putter en tampon op, og hun inkluderede også en masse af sine egne oplevelser og erfaringer. Hun var generelt god til at snakke om det på den åbne og frie måde, som alle burde snakke om menstruation på. Hun fokuserede også meget på det tabu det er i vores samfund, og delte nogle tips for at hjælpe os alle bryde det. Jeg lavede forleden et post om menstruation i bøger (link), og jeg er klar til at forsatte med at kæmpe mod dette problem i mit daglige liv også.

Clara Henry er en svensk Youtuber (med Engelske undertekster, hvis I ikke er så godt til svensk), og selvom jeg kun så et par af hendes videoer, før jeg læste bogen, kunne jeg tydeligt høre hendes stemme inde i mit hovede, mens jeg læste bogen. Den er skrevet i et meget talende sprog og er fyldt med parenteser og jokes hele tiden. Som jeg nævnte tidligere, var det dejligt at se en snakke så frit om dette emne, men nogle gange blev det for meget og en lille smule irriterende. Hun kom ud på nogle sidespor, som skulle have været sjove, men som bare virkede irrelevante. Det var dog ikke et problem jeg havde gennem hele bogen, bare vær klar over at det er en meget talende bog (man gætter det dog lidt fra titlen).

Dette er en virkelig vigtig ting, og den lærte mig mange ting, hvilket jeg ikke havde forventet. Jeg vil helt klart anbefale den, til alle jer mens interesserede derude!

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