Menstruation & Lycanthropy

I’ve linked a fan review of Charnas’ Boobs:

http://wwwbillblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/kind-of-face-you-slash-day-3-what-body.html

I’m glad she brought up the inconsistent morality of the protagonist which I think is central to the narrative. However, in looking for fan reviews, what I was searching for was someone who would point out the similarity with the film Ginger Snaps which she acknowledges though has found no substantiating evidence that John Fawcett’s film was directly inspired by her story.

I’d be very interested in discussing further what we think of the ties between menstruation and lycanthropy. There is an obvious horror film history to linking the feminine with the monstrous which is a great launching pad for analysis, but I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Also, here is the youtube trailer for Ginger Snaps. Recommended.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoa1A987A_k

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