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Man Tells Women To Stop Whining About Tampon Prices Cause They Only Need 7 Per Period, Gets Roasted Immediately
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Man Tells Women To Stop Whining About Tampon Prices Cause They Only Need 7 Per Period, Gets Roasted Immediately

The term ‘mansplaining’ has become a firmly entrenched part of the modern lexicon, with pretty much every woman having experienced it at some stage in her life. We can only hope that as it becomes less accepted and easier to recognize (this handy chart is helpful), guys will stop and think before assuming superior knowledge about something based purely on the genitals they possess.

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Judging by this viral post, posted by Irish Twitter user @aisghair, there is still a long way to go. Not only was the tone condescending, but this guy assumed superior knowledge about something he’ll never experience, something that women live with for most of their lives.

There’s so much wrong with this, it’s hard to know even where to begin. The guy appears to have very little intimate knowledge of women, and the use of the words “an extra juicy uterine lining” suggests an unsubtle attempt at trolling to me. Surely nobody is this delusional? Lost for words, @aisghair presented the offending screenshot with a simple caption.

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The tweet has since blown up, with thousands of people expressing their disbelief at the mansplainers’ lack of empathy, self-awareness and basic knowledge. 9 periods per year? What, do they pause for the holidays? And what about toxic shock syndrome? Those tampons need to be changed regularly if his hypothetical woman isn’t gonna end up dead. The basic spelling and grammar mistakes kinda give an insight into the intelligence of the man.

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People were quick to pour scorn on the mansplainer’s logic, giving him the dressing down he deserves. We can only hope that he sees this post and takes a few lessons from it. We aren’t holding our collective breath though… Speaking to Bored Panda, @aisghair hopes so too. “The response has been 99.9% positive from what I saw (though I muted the tweet after about 1000 likes), she explained. “I really hope they gain a bit of self-awareness from things like this!”

“I’ve noticed this phenomenon with people who have never experienced oppression (not just men – white people, straight people, cis people etc). They think that their lack of experience makes them more qualified to speak on certain issues because they see themselves as more logical and with no emotional attachment, when in truth their analysis lacks nuance. It’s something I’ve been guilty of myself and have had to unlearn. When people tell you about their lives and experiences, believe them.”

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Tampons and other sanitary protection products are currently classed as ‘luxury’, non-essential products in many countries, and attract an added tax that makes them even more costly. Many people argue against this, since menstruation is biological and feminine hygiene is not exactly a choice, is it? Because the vast majority of consumers of feminine hygiene products are women, the increased cost is seen as discriminatory against women. Canada scrapped taxes on feminine hygiene products back in 2015, after an online petition successfully lobbied for change. Many other governments are now feeling the pressure to follow suit, something which women across the world have been fighting for many years. What is the situation on feminine hygiene tax in your country? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

This asswipe claims I need 7 tampons per period? I WISH!!!! i need a minimum of 15 tampons each month and I actually have it easy. Most of my girlfriends need to use both a tampon and a pad just to make it through the day as a normal human. These dumbass men who don't know shit about the female body should just STAY AWAY AND NEVER EVER TALK ABOUT IT. Otherwise we might have to find you and start bleeding in your idiot face when our 7 tampons are all used up. Males should not speak about periods or uteruses unless he's a OB-GYN, and even then it's not really his area. Most of you men get this, and you'll be fine, you're good. Just tell us we're pretty and throw chocolate at us when we growl at you.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

When I was younger my periods were so very heavy - I would probably have used up to 50 super-plus tampons per month. age from 15 - 35 apart from a couple of short periods on the pill (no pun intended)

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GiantSpaceTiger
Community Member
3 years ago

Naturally, the man is an idiot. But BP used to be a lighter place, for pleasant and interesting and uplifting things. Now there are more and more of these articles designed to provoke outrage or contempt. Just for the clicks, BP? This isn't what got you your audience - we can find clickbait, two-minute-hates, and gender wars garbage anywhere else on the internet - this site was once a pleasant refuge from all that. Can we get back there, please?

Idkeitherman
Community Member
3 years ago

Hear hear

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Tahani
Community Member
3 years ago

That man is utterly ignorant but it also shows how little schools teach about the reproductive system...

Monday
Community Member
3 years ago

Very true. But also how alarmingly incompetent he is at googling facts before commenting on them.

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

This asswipe claims I need 7 tampons per period? I WISH!!!! i need a minimum of 15 tampons each month and I actually have it easy. Most of my girlfriends need to use both a tampon and a pad just to make it through the day as a normal human. These dumbass men who don't know shit about the female body should just STAY AWAY AND NEVER EVER TALK ABOUT IT. Otherwise we might have to find you and start bleeding in your idiot face when our 7 tampons are all used up. Males should not speak about periods or uteruses unless he's a OB-GYN, and even then it's not really his area. Most of you men get this, and you'll be fine, you're good. Just tell us we're pretty and throw chocolate at us when we growl at you.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

When I was younger my periods were so very heavy - I would probably have used up to 50 super-plus tampons per month. age from 15 - 35 apart from a couple of short periods on the pill (no pun intended)

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GiantSpaceTiger
Community Member
3 years ago

Naturally, the man is an idiot. But BP used to be a lighter place, for pleasant and interesting and uplifting things. Now there are more and more of these articles designed to provoke outrage or contempt. Just for the clicks, BP? This isn't what got you your audience - we can find clickbait, two-minute-hates, and gender wars garbage anywhere else on the internet - this site was once a pleasant refuge from all that. Can we get back there, please?

Idkeitherman
Community Member
3 years ago

Hear hear

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Tahani
Community Member
3 years ago

That man is utterly ignorant but it also shows how little schools teach about the reproductive system...

Monday
Community Member
3 years ago

Very true. But also how alarmingly incompetent he is at googling facts before commenting on them.

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