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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 8. 19th April 1973


What woman would not welcome a five minute menstruation period! For many feminists in the United States this is a reality. With a blood sucking gadget the fluid can be removed in a few minutes. A secondary characteristic is that the device can bring on a miscarriage. Some of the American National Organisation for Women (Now) groups have their own clinics where women can test themselves for pregnancy and where this device is available for abortion.

Wellington feminist, Alison Laurie, who has recently returned from overseas, revealed this and other fresh information to the Victoria University Feminist Organisation when she was guest speaker at its AGM last week Alison has spent the last nine years studying feminist and gay liberation groups in Scandanavia and the United States.