Elizabeth Kissling is a professor of women's studies and communication studies at Eastern Washington University, with interests in women's health, sexuality, embodiment and feminism. She is especially interested in how these issues are represented in mass media, and the complex relationship between media representation and everyday understanding. She is the author of Capitalizing on the Curse: The Business of Menstruation, and scholarly articles about communication and menstruation; body image and dieting; sexual harassment; and folklore surrounding menstruation and menarche. In addition to blogging occasionally for Ms., she is a contributor and managing editor for re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR).
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