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RE: Necessity, the Mother of Invention

in #explore19184 years ago

I think this is interesting, but I see it from another angle. One could argue that the "necessity" for a better-absorbing menstrual hygiene product had literally always existed... but that it wasn't until the medical needs of men fighting in the bloodbath of the Great War necessitated a similar solution that someone invented and marketed a specific consumer product that would do just that.


I agree, originally I was going to discuss multiple inventions in one post with the title applying to them generally. Anyway if you're interested the Museum of Menstruation website even discusses how the ancient Egyptians handled this necessity.

Ah, ok I can see that- I like the idea for a multi-part series. Thanks for the link, it's quite... in-depth