02/12/0016 - Laurent Lemire - Lives Hebdo
Dans un livre percutant et drôle, Elise Thiébaut s'attaque à un sujet tabou : les règles. Brisant le mur du silence, elle en décrypte les représentations historiques, religieuses et sociales pour mieux appeler à une "révolution menstruelle". (...)
09/01/2017 - Carole Chatelain - Sciences et avenir
Today, women’s position in society is still subject to the taboos surrounding menstruation, a topic which has barely been addressed by history.
In this well-documented, educational, funny and off-beat book, Élise Thiébaut explores the hidden side of menstruation. Through her personal story we discover the secrets of the kamikaze oocyte and PMS. We explore the mysteries of Artemis and the struggles of Femen, witness the birth of the tampon, observe the strange uses that religion has sometimes made of menstrual blood and learn many other enlightening things about this fluid the transformation of which could save our lives today.
Élise Thiébaut is a journalist and feminist with 40 years experience of menstruation. With Agnès Boussuge she has published books on women’s rights for young people with Éditions Syros and a collection of short stories Le Guide pratique de l’apocalypse (A practical guide to the apocalypse), (Quintette, 2000). She has written off-beat pieces on the history of Paris Metro stations. She has also written for firework displays which resulted in two books published by Actes Sud. The rest of the time she leads a normal life.