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Jamie Micheli

Hi Andres

I am currently reading “Yanomamo: The Fierce People” by Napoleon Chagnon (1968, p.85), and he mentioned what the Yanomamo women do during menstruation. “The Yanomamo word for menstruation translates literally as “squatting” (roo), and that fairly accurate describes what pubescent females (and adult women) do during menstruation. Yanomamo women do not employ tampons; they simply remain inactive during menstruation, squatting on their haunches most of the time.”