13 Ignorant Remarks About Periods
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13 Ignorant Remarks About Periods

Because the bleeding and cramping alone just aren't torture enough.

13 Ignorant Remarks About Periods

Periods suck. Not only is there blood coming out of your vagina for a week, but many of us women have to endure cramps, migraines, tender breasts and mood swings for seven days. SEVEN. The only thing that makes our periods worse is the ignorant comments we listen to during those seven days. Though most of them come from men, plenty of women make stupid statements about periods too. Here are 13 of my favorites (and by favorites I mean the next person that says any of this to me will be punched in the mouth):

1. You're acting weird. Are you on your period?

Whether it's true or not, your personality is probably the reason I'm acting a little angsty.

2. I thought you couldn't get your period on birth control.

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Birth control affects the menstrual cycle, yes. But most birth controls do not stop periods completely.

3. There's something on your pants.

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We both know damn well what's on my pants. Stop playing games and find me the nearest restroom.

4. Do you really think you should be wearing white?

I know my limits. On day three, no I probably won't wear white. If it's day five or six, I will rock that white outfit and you can shove it.

5. You use super tampons? LOL.

Super absorbency tampons do not need to be changed as frequently and have less risk of leakage. One day three I occasionally wear super plus. Ask me if I care.

6. Aren't super tampons for people with wide set vaginas?

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No. The word "super" refers to the amount of absorbency a tampon has. Yes, in turn the tampons are typically bigger, but it is not for the sole purpose having a wide set vagina. But if a woman has gone through child birth and ends up with a wider set vagina, who are you to ask about what size tampon she has to wear?

7. You shouldn't talk about your period so openly. People might get grossed out.

We all know that women get periods, and we all know that they're not the cutest thing in the world. But the people that aren't mature enough to hear about it and take it seriously aren't my problem.

8. You should stop using tampons.

Let me decide what I want to use to take care of what is going on with my body, please and thank you.

9. Can you plan your period to come at a certain time?

Yes, someone asked me this. Yes, I called them stupid.

10. Will you be less cranky if I get you some chocolate?

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I will be less cranky when the endometrium from my uterus is no longer traveling out of my vaginal canal.

11. Didn't you just use the bathroom?

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Oh, I didn't realize you wanted me to bleed on your living room floor. Have it your way.

12. Can you be a little faster in the bathroom?

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It's a little hard to replace a pad or tampon when it all just keeps flowing continuously.

13. That's nasty.

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And you're ignorant but you don't see me talking about it.

Periods are a nuisance on their own. If you can’t handle everything it entails maybe you should take a trip back to fifth grade sex education.

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