For some, the topic of menstruation has always been pretty taboo, but others aren’t afraid to talk openly about their time of the month.
Considering plenty of men don’t seem to know all that much about something that impacts their mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends and wives, it seems like we could all do with opening up the conversation about periods and shutting down any stigma around it.
But if it were up to one man, we’d never talk about our cycles ever again – because cramps just don’t make you “aesthetically pleasing” apparently.
I wish I were kidding, but an unnamed man really did drop by Facebook to share a furious rant telling women to stop complaining about their “disgusting” periods.
He says cramps aren’t sexy
And he’s not a fan of ‘phallic’ shaped sanitary products
He raged: “I’m so tired of having to listen to women complain about something that’s 100 percent their fault.
“First of all periods are disgusting. Why do you feel the need to tell everyone and their mother ‘sorry I’m in a bad mood, it’s that time of the month’.
“What is wrong with you? Your entire job is to be aesthetically pleasing and add femininity. But instead you’re slouched over holding your gut whining. Nothing about it is sexy but the mental picture is worse.
“Shoving phallic objects up there to ‘absorb’ your leaking body that’s trying desperately to get rid of your toxic blood.”
He then continues to share some hilariously inaccurate explanations as to why women get periods – claiming it’s nature’s way of punishing them for “shoving” burgers and steaks and chicken in their faces instead of eating salad.
“Which is where it comes to it being your fault,” he says. “You’re not a man which means your maternal ancestors didn’t hunt. They were at most gatherers and ate from the land.
“Instead of salads and grains and fruits I see you monsters shoving burgers and steaks and chicken in your face. Your body is trying to get rid of all that and so it’s bleeding that animal graveyard you call a digestive tract, out.
“I have no sympathy for your exaggerated pain.”
People who saw his post were absolutely dumbfounded by the things he’d said.
One person commented: “This can’t be real?? People don’t actually have these thoughts??? What the f***.”
Another replied: “So much inaccuracy in one post holy s***. Bleeding out from the digestive tract, I can’t breathe.”
A third said: “You’re not just wrong, you’re stupid.”
A different user agreed that periods are “gross” but are natural. They added: “I mean he calls them disgusting but doesn’t want us to use tampons or pads? Would he prefer we bleed on everything we sit on then? Moron.”