Donald Trump vs. Blood Magic
Donald Trump has revived old stereotypes in claiming that Fox News commentator/Republican debate moderator Megyn Kelly was ruled by her hormones (“bleeding from her wherever”) when she critiqued his multiple sexist statements and stances. Explaining away women’s anger by reference to the menstrual cycle is an old habit of those who wish to exclude women from decision-making positions. Let’s see if I become a new target of Donald Trump after being quoted in this NPR blog post by Susan Brink . . .
Meanwhile, I’m honored that an essay I wrote about Beng menstrual beliefs and practices was just quoted in an article by Candida Moss, “Weak Men Like Trump Have Always Feared Menstruation,” in The Daily Beast.