Haven't seen this before: classic 10-minute short, shown in schools and elsewhere to 105 million girls, years ago, after World War II, about menstruation, created by Disney with the help of, yes, Kotex. The accompanying booklet includes ads for Kotex tampons, of course, and this was known as the first fully commercialized educational project. No mention of sex act in the film, naturally. Note: In the same period Hollywood made its first epic about Hiroshima and the atomic bomb--which glorified the weapon (MGM let Harry Truman revise the film), as told in my book.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Disney's World of...Menstruation
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