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Frozen Queen
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posted March 21, 2012 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Frozen Queen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Wait, let me back up.

Hi, my name is Cara and Iím a 21 year old woman. Every 28 days, give or take, I have a period. And it fcuking sucks. Today, was one of those where I take from the 28 day cycle. I wasnít due for another period for at least a week, but considering that my period is pretty much permanently irregular, I get to wake up a lot of mornings in a pool of my own blood. Hmm. Lovely.

I then proceed to dump my sheets, my underwear, and my pajamas in my laundry room in a tub filled with cold water, with the hopes that this time I havenít ruined them permanently.

What next? Well, a shower of course! To wipe off the smell of rotting blood from my body! Squeaky clean and towel fresh I have about a two minute window before the volcano of blood begins to erupt again from my vagina.

What will it be today? A piece of chlorinated toilet paper cardboard with a string that I get to shove up my hole wherein the blood will sit and rot until the next time I can shove another piece of chlorinated cardboard up the same hole? Or, a plastic lined toilet paper diaper attached to my underwear that causes rug burn to my vaginal area when I walk? Well the later requires less coordination, and it is early, so I guess Iíll be sitting in a period diaper today. The best ever.

Of course, I could always just get birth control, and lessen this whole sh!t. But
1) I canít afford it
2) I canít ask my dad to pay for it because, guess what? Just like the men who run my government, my father correlates birth control with sexual promiscuity! Thus, sitting on my rotting blood, undergoing severe cramps that have on more than one occasion caused me to black out, it is! (Not that birth control is such a walk in the park either, our bodies have to learn to deal with the hormones and other chemicals and consequences that birth control entails.)

Then, I get to go to class, where I have to pretend that I am not a leaky faucet of blood and tissue. I get to sit in Calculus, and if heaven forbid, I need an additional pad, I have to be discrete about it, so as not to offend the menís gentle sensibilities to the fact that I am the one dropping tissues and blood from my body through my vagina.

I once asked a male to take me to the pharmacy so that I could pick up (GASP) pads, or as we like to call it ďfeminine productsĒ (again, so as not to offend the gentlemenís overly sensitive natures) and had him equate me talking about my period to him talking about his erections.

ARE

YOU

F*CKING

KIDDING

ME

No.

This is nothing like your f*cking erectionís. I donít derive any enjoyment from this. I canít mentally control any ounce of this entire process. I canít masturbate my problem away. My period does not end in orgasm.

It stays. For at least five days in my case. Draining blood out of my body. Causing me severe cramps, making me irritable -not because Iím uncomfortable (which mind you, would be reason enough) - but because my hormones are all over the place, bloating me up to two sizes larger than I normally am, I have to actively fight not to smell like a fish market, and on top of that, you want me to be hush-hush about this? Because itís icky for you?

And this is not an attack on that one man, this is an attack on ALL MEN who on top of sitting on their throne of gender privilege want me to stay quiet and be content about the fact that five days out of every month I get to undergo this happiest of joys.

And then, these very same men have the audacity to get annoyed because we donít want to listen to their f*cking complaining about traffic? Or whatever other meaningless story they happen to tell us while our bodies are actively fighting against us? Then we get to be the butt of their tired-ass jokes? Sorry, I am most certainly not sorry.

I repeat NO. I say women come out of the period closet and say, ďYou know what, this happens to me. Every. F*cking . Month. And itís terrible. LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY MORNING.Ē Because the truth is, if I live in a country where Viagra is covered by medical insurance, but birth control isnít, I can no longer keep denying that I live in a country that is actively waging a war on women. And if I live in a country that is actively waging war on my sex, the least I am going to do is break patriarchal social propriety to inform anyone and everyone of the sh!t biological process I was BLESSED enough to be born into.

Hello, my name is Cara, Iím a 21 year old woman, and today Iím on my period. Let me FCUKING tell you about it.


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ďS|_UT Ē is how we vilify a woman for exercising her right to say ďYESĒ.
ďFRIENDZONEĒ is how we vilify a woman for exercising her right to say ďNOĒ.

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Yin
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posted March 21, 2012 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Yin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted March 21, 2012 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*clapping*

BRAVO

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aquaguy91
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posted March 21, 2012 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for aquaguy91     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
as a man i can geniunely sympathize with a woman on her period,though i cant possibly completely understand it ,i know it cant be fun bleeding and cramping and having out of whack hormones, and it wouldnt bother me for a woman to tell me how it affects her,i think more women should be more open with us men so we can have more understanding, having said all that i do get aggravated when women use their period to be hostile towards men, i have observed living with my mom on that time of the month that she was openly hostile towards men and nice towards women,even me saying good morning would illicit a hateful response,i have observed other women doing the same things,not all though, but i think this is why men have a negative view of a period, mention it to most men and we get a mental image of getting yelled at and chastized for no reason,i think most men would be more understanding if women didnt alienate themselves on that time of the month. i think both genders should be more sensitive to each others issues.

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Lexxigramer
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posted March 21, 2012 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lexxigramer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moving this to Sweet Peas.

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