Here, a woman would go on strike once a month for 10 whole days, declaring herself “on her Moontime”. It was her time off. She didn’t cook for her husband or do household chores. It was believed that a woman should seclude herself during her flow because “she is at the height of her powers”. Such time should not be wasted in mundane tasks, distractions or worries about the opposite sex. Rather, all her energies should be applied in concentrated meditation “to find out the purpose of your life”.

Camilla Power fra den britiske Radical Anthropology Group skriver i Guardian om kollektiv menstruationssynkronicitet, sex-strejke og separatisme i ikke-patriarkalske samfund: If the body isn’t sacred, nothing is: why menstrual taboos matter