Do Universities serve any useful purpose
A brain dead monkey could have told them that comfort shopping is one fairly common response to intense negative emotional states. True for men as well as women.
So for the U of H as some women suffer from intense emotional upheaval during their period
1) Emotions = shopping
2) Period = Emotions
3) Therefore period = shopping
4) Sell research to the Daily Fail
Wankers - in fact probably emotionally stilted persistent wankers.