Women not only have to deal with societal pressures but physical ones as well. Ladies and gentlemen, yes; I am talking about the woman, the myth, the legend, "The Period."
Hey, it's the body, the woman's body. Live and in stereo. If you're hearing this, then you must be PMS. Yeah, I know all about you. You like to creep up on me two weeks earlier than you should. I'm pretty sure I'll suffer enough in two weeks.
2. Mood swings
It's funny how one minute you can be laughing at a stupid joke and the next minute crying over a cute dog. This ladies, is what is called mood swings. Get ready for a whole week of unexplainable irritation, and unexpected tears to stream down your face.
You'd think I'd have enough fun with the PMS and mood swings and all. But no, bloating decided to join the party. Rest in peace to my new jeans. It was nice knowing you fit me at a point pre-period. Give me two weeks, and I swear you'll fit again. Maybe.
Okay, so maybe those jeans won't fit again. With all of these cravings the period brings me, I'm surprised I'll be able to fit into my other jeans. But who cares? I'm about to eat this chocolate cake and I don't care. Why? Because my period is coming and I sure as hell deserve it.
5. Low self-esteem
And just like my self-esteem just went from 100 to 0, and yes, it was real quick thank you for asking. I knew I shouldn't have eaten that chocolate cake. Damn, cravings.
Make it stop. Why won't it stop? I just want it to stop.
With every period comes the horrendous cramps. If you're a girl that doesn't suffer the hell that is cramps, I envy you. These babies can get so bad to the point where you can't even walk because your body is so sore. No wonder why we treat ourselves with chocolate cake, dammit.
8. Bleeding through
This has got to be every woman's worst nightmare. Imagine this. You're sitting in class wearing your brand new white shorts, and you have to use the bathroom. You get up, and hear gasps. You look down and see a little red dot on your chair. You think, "No. It can't be." Now you're running to the bathroom, and what do you know? Mother nature decided to come early this month.
Just when you thought you it would stop at the cramps, it doesn't. You feel tired all over, your body aches, and all you want to do is just take a nap. I don't see how this isn't different than everyday, but trust me, it's worse on your period.
10. Crying for no reason at all
I'm a woman. I'm sensitive. Don't look at me.
Tampons are weird. For the girls that can do it, I applaud you. But aren't you afraid that it can get stuck in there?
Spotting can mean one of two things either A: you're pregnant or B: your period is coming very soon. The horror of that anxiety is haunting. When your period comes, you're thanking God a million times
Not only is our self-esteem low from everything else, but of course acne comes to join the party to make everything worse. Shout out to my hormones for adding even more redness to my face. It's very much appreciated.