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2012-07-12 11:03:14

A study by the University of Melbourne has raised concerns about Hollywood´s treatment of menstruation, and whether it´s frightening girls into believing it is worse than the reality. Researcher Dr Lauren Rosewarne, from the University´s School of Social and Political Sciences, has analyzed hundreds of representations of menstruation in film and television. “The presentation of menstruation on screen is an overwhelmingly negative one,” she said. The...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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