Toxic Protection / Confidence Shock

 

 

 

Click on Cracker Tin, upper left, to enter exhibit; or on any image that interests you.

 

 

 

 

FORGET + REMEMBER = FORGEMBER

Half remembering, half forgetting.  Do the tampon industry, the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and MUM (the “other” menstrual museum) engage in “forgembering” when it comes to tampon-related toxic shock?   TALKIN' TOXIC

 The phrase “toxic shock” is used in contexts other than medical.  Is it being used appropriately or accurately?  Does it matter?      WHY AM I SICK?

 Supposedly the toxic shock “mystery” has been solved, with the discovery that a lack of magnesium in the vagina “causes” toxic shock syndrome.  But is it that simple?

 

Broken Tampon Memorial Fountain (My Own Story)

What happens when toxic shock strikes someone from an abusive  home environment? Can a museum (and broken tampon memorial fountain) be considered “part of the healing process?”     Tampon Alert

In the 1980s, there was a “superproblem” with superabsorbent tampons in the United States.  But did you know the United Kingdom experienced something similar, well into the 1990s?  Find out about Jenny Kilvert’s daughter, and other UK women.    

 

 

 

To read the introduction to this exhibit, click here.

 

This MOLTXIBIT consists of five sections, in the following sequence: 

 

Forgembering   Half remembering, half forgetting.  Do the tampon industry, the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, and MUM (the “other” menstrual museum) engage in “forgembering” when it comes to tampon-related toxic shock?

 

Talkin’ Toxic     The phrase “toxic shock” is used in contexts other than medical.  Is it being used appropriately or accurately?  Does it matter? 

 

Why Am I Sick?   Supposedly the toxic shock “mystery” has been solved, with the discovery that a lack of magnesium in the vagina “causes” toxic shock syndrome.  But is it that simple? 

 

Tampon Alert   In the 1980s, there was a “superproblem” with superabsorbent tampons in the United States.  But did you know the United Kingdom experienced something similar, well into the 1990s?  Find out about Jenny Kilvert’s daughter, and other UK women. 

 

Broken Tampon (An Individual Story)   What happens when toxic shock strikes someone from an abusive  home environment? Can a museum (and broken tampon memorial fountain) be considered “part of the healing process?” 

 

 

Let MOLT know what you think of TOXIC PROTECTION / CONFIDENCE SHOCK.  Click here to email MOLT.

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement / Critique of the Museum of Menstruation and Women’s Health:
Why do we need another museum of this kind?

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