Women have periods. Women also have opinions. Although when a woman needs to form a opinion about something she disagrees with, we have the classic…
Are you on your period or something?
We’re living, breathing human beings, not just walking tampons. Women should be allowed to form an opinion whenever they want and it should be listened to, not just dismissed as ‘hormonal’ or ‘hysterical’ just because it is wrongly assumed that they’re on their period.
Girls are great. There are some truly amazing women in this world, who have done some truly amazing things. Changed our entire Earth, but when a woman is upset about something it’s assumed by people that they must be on their period, because they can’t be upset or angry or passionate any other time.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel like changing the world when I’m on my period. I feel moody sometimes, but I generally just feel tired and unwell. But if I get annoyed at somebody, I’ll always be asked if I’m on my period and most of the time the answer is no.
It’s also the idea that women are like evil dragons when they’re on their period. Us and our period become this feared unknown, this disgusting, vile, unclean thing. Well my good friends, I think I’ll go with the classic argument on this one.
If people were as disgusted by rape as they are with periods, the world would be a much better place
But the thing is normal people, good people, blame a period for a woman’s mood. I did until very recently. Only last week did I put down my Mum’s anxiety and agitations to ‘probably hormones or something’ (written in my Weekly Journal) I was trying to be considerate, but I was wrongly dismissing her feelings , because I’ve had the idea drilled into my head that ‘when a woman is angry she is probably on her period and you should leave her alone and not listen to a word she says’ My mother wasn’t even on her period, but was actually stressed because of work. I feel awful about this and have now apologized.
I hope you found my mini ramble interesting, my brain has sort of gone mushy so I’m sorry if this was really badly written and I kept repeating myself. Please engage in the discussion in the comments, I love to read your opinions.
Thank you so much for reading,