I HIGHLY recommend THE RED TENT by Anita Diamonte. ( I probably read it 20 years ago)
Great book that highlights how women used to go INWARD with other women once a month during their Moon Time. There is a new movement to promote women to gather together on a monthly basis to support, empower, educate, love and nourish each other. I think this is the way the WORLD should be. READ the book, check out the website and let me know if you don't think we women would all be a lot more SANE, SELF ASSURED, SATISFIED, SELF CONFIDENT and just plain HAPPIER if LIFE were like this.