If you have ever been in a situation where men tried to re-explain to you what you have precisely said, telling you how to feel while using a patronizing tone or attitude, you might be entitled to compensation….. call 400- mansplaining today to find out what your benefits are 😌😌😌
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This week, a friend of mine decided to raise awareness on menstruations 🩸, a sensitive topic for more than half of the world population. Most women experienced bleeding for more than 5 days a month for more than 30 years of their lives if not pregnant (I know there are exceptions, thank you). Women have to deal during those periods, with abdominal pain, mood swings, change of appetite, and so much more. Of course they are expected to keep it moving like they were not pumping blood like a hose. Besides Scotland, period products are not free, so women have to pay for uncomfortable pads or tampons. Let’s not get started on heating pads for cramps and pain medication! Thank you to pink taxes; products that are specific to women use cost more 🤨🤨🤨!!! Now tell me why shaving cream, razors, or anything for women is more expensive!
Going back to my friend raising awareness on the matter, can you believe her account got blocked because some « men » were offended!!!! Yes, you read that right. They thought that talking about menstruations was dirty, not worth talking in public settings, and way worse to address it on social media. I am still shocked by the audacity!!!! Of course, when called on it, instead of apologizing for speaking on things they have no business doing. They decided women were either hysterical or did not know how to address their own issues. I’m still laughing a week later because I’ve learned to choose my battles now. Two years ago, I would have probably sent them some clowns outfits and pads for their own periods. Growth is a beautiful thing.😆😆😆😆
Patronizing women seems to be a lot of men’s favorite hobby. They want to tell you how to feel your own emotions and even explain to you things you are going through. And the tone they use… omg! Sometimes they don’t even realize it, and of course, they’re offended because their so-called help is refused. Patriarcat is really the society cancer, and to eradicate it, education at all levels and for everyone is necessary. I realized a long time ago that people with a higher degree can say the most offensive things and hide behind their paid education to justify it. How dreadful 🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️
PS: if my dad is now exploring his cooking skills and grocery shopping after 30 years of marriage, I think adaptation is possible for anyone. but please don’t waste your energy and precious time on wasted « people.» Some individuals are lost forever.