Newsflash: Women Don't Really Enjoy Their Periods! Jennifer Still

Ugh, periods. As women, most of us regularly experience them, or have at some point. It’s not rocket science to figure out that none of us are jumping for joy every time our monthly cycle comes around – PMS, exhaustion, cramps, headaches, insatiable hunger… none of that really spells “party” to me. Sure, menstruation has its up sides – they (usually) make babies possible! That’s pretty  much the only up side I can think of, but you have to admit, it’s a pretty good one. Either way, they’re not particularly pleasant.

I’m going to make a swift generalisation here – and I point out that it’s a generalisation because obviously I know it doesn’t apply across the board, but it’s still pretty widespread: men don’t “get” periods. They think bleeding from our uteruses is an excuse we use to get away with being whiny bitches. GENERALLY, OKAY? Meanwhile, pad and tampon companies would have us believe that your period is the time to live it up with extreme sports and awesome activities. Thanks, I’ll be in my bed eating french fries and napping.

Anyway, a young man by the name of Richard has finally spoken up about the grave injustice presented by feminine hygiene companies, particularly UK’s BodyForm pad company, on Facebook; after all, he was expecting a rose garden and instead got The Exorcist:

While I’m sure Richard was being tongue in cheek and seems like he’s got a great sense of humour, unfortunately, a lot of men seriously think this. In any case, BodyForm have made a hilarious response to Richard’s query, one that doubles as a brilliant bit of viral marketing and sets the record straight once and for all.

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  1. I loved the response to Richard’s post, it’s brilliant!

  2. lol The response is just too much! I love it!

  3. This is brilliant.

  4. VERY funny! Thanks for the share. I explained the article and video to my hubby and he responded that… “Canadian men know that PMS is a lie! Studies have shown there is no proof or any changes in the female body that indicate PMS is even real.” I responded that I’ll be extra careful to point out the bloating, cramping and therefor lousy, bitchy mood I get when blood gushes from my uterus the next time it happens.

    MEN! Sheesh! You can’t live with them and you can’t kill em either. You’d STILL be cleaning up after him anyway. Like we need any more blood in our lives! lol

  5. Lol I wish my husband would read this! He thinks I exaggerate about my misery. I don’t even get bitchy, I just feel like I could sleep for days.

  6. I’ve always been jealous of men. I mean, they get to stand up to pee, and they don’t have bleed every month with the choice of pads, which you’re afraid everyone can see or tampons, which you’re afraid you’ll leak (me, anyway). And they don’t have to push a baby out of their penis.
    But I’d still rather be female. With a penis.

  7. Making babies… It’s a really long-term reward… for a lifetime of pain! the joy of being woman, yey

  8. Haha! That’s hilarious.

  9. I only look forward to my period now because it means I’m NOT pregnant and that’s a reason to celebrate for me and my fiance. :)

  10. This is all the best thing ever.

  11. Bhahaha, i love this!

  12. I was very disappointed when I realized that pads with wings would not actually help me fly anywhere. LIES

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