Article by Christian Kerr /
The Australian /
July 13, 2012 /
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OUR once-staid universities now show a desperate desire for publicity – no matter the cost – that rivals Lara Bingle’s. “Period drama! Pop culture makes menstruation seem ‘overly traumatic’,” the title of a media release from the University of Melbourne screamed yesterday. “A study by the University of Melbourne has raised concerns about Hollywood’s treatment of menstruation, and whether it’s frightening girls into believing it is worse that reality,” it continued, before going onto reference TV shows The Big Bang TheoryMad MenFriends and Grey’s Anatomy, Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, the Will Farrell film Anchorman, 1970s horror flick Carrie and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.