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Man Says Women Should Stop Complaining About Period Pain Unless They Know What A Scraped Knee Pain Feels Like, Gets Shut Down
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Man Says Women Should Stop Complaining About Period Pain Unless They Know What A Scraped Knee Pain Feels Like, Gets Shut Down

No matter how woke a man is there are particular physical experiences that women go through that even the most empathetic (cis) men will never truly understand – giving birth and periods. Sure there are guys out there who have taken on labor simulator challenges to feel what childbirth is like as well as others who have tried ‘menstruation machines’ but nothing compares to the real experience, or so we thought.

Apparently, periods are small potatoes to other forms of bleeding – for example, a skinned knee. A guy took to Twitter to not only imply that women overreact about cramps, but also that when it came to pain nothing quite compares to scrapping your knee during a game. Well sir, in that case, can you imagine being a female athlete? In response to his ludicrous statement, women across the internet didn’t hesitate to put him in his place.

This Twitter user received a heavy flow of backlash after he tweeted a comparison between period pain and a skinned knee

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Nameless Twitter user @_sargee tweeted out a photo recently of a soccer player in the process of falling and scraping their knees.

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With a caption that mansplained how women needed to stop complaining about their period pains until they had experienced this kind of pain.

And got destroyed in the comments by women everywhere

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Period pain can result in more than just irritating cramps. Many women suffer from dysmenorrhea, which results in debilitating periods. Symptoms of this include intense cramping along with, back pain, nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. Cramps are caused by too many prostaglandins, a chemical produced by the uterus that causes the muscles to tighten and relax.

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As some women in the comments pointed out there are female athletes who have experienced both types of pain and agree that period pain is worse. Interestingly enough female athletes on a professional level or with rigorous workout regimens can stop having a period altogether – an occurrence called hypothalamic amenorrhea. Hormones in the brain send a signal that tells signal hormones in the ovary not to produce estrogen and progesterone. The cause behind this is still unclear but so far it has been deduced it is the bodies way of saying it does not have enough fat to support a pregnancy.

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deathrose
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3 years ago

Once, my husband experienced testicular torsion (twisting of the sperm tubes) from a groin sprain from trying to keep up with me on the line of a restaurant we worked at. When we got to the hospital and got everything sorted out the doctor jokingly told him he has now experienced the pain of period cramping. My husband looked at me all wide-eyed and just said "Seriously!? Omg I'm sooo sorry." All i could do was laugh along side the doctor.

Anna Constantinou
Community Member
3 years ago

I would have thought testicular torsion pain would be similar to ovarian torsion pain, which can be even worse than dysmenorrhea (painful periods/killer cramps). Not all periods are as painful as that, only 10% of them.

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Neferpitou
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3 years ago

Honestly is sounds like the guy was just joking and people are taking him too seriously.

JessG
Community Member
3 years ago

I think it was a joke too. I mean, that really was a stupid tweet if not

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Broken Bay
Community Member
3 years ago

Women have always had knees.

Parmeisan
Community Member
3 years ago

Right?! That's the most important point here but nobody seems to be saying it: Does he seriously believe that women *haven't* experienced that?

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deathrose
Community Member
3 years ago

Once, my husband experienced testicular torsion (twisting of the sperm tubes) from a groin sprain from trying to keep up with me on the line of a restaurant we worked at. When we got to the hospital and got everything sorted out the doctor jokingly told him he has now experienced the pain of period cramping. My husband looked at me all wide-eyed and just said "Seriously!? Omg I'm sooo sorry." All i could do was laugh along side the doctor.

Anna Constantinou
Community Member
3 years ago

I would have thought testicular torsion pain would be similar to ovarian torsion pain, which can be even worse than dysmenorrhea (painful periods/killer cramps). Not all periods are as painful as that, only 10% of them.

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Neferpitou
Community Member
3 years ago

Honestly is sounds like the guy was just joking and people are taking him too seriously.

JessG
Community Member
3 years ago

I think it was a joke too. I mean, that really was a stupid tweet if not

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Broken Bay
Community Member
3 years ago

Women have always had knees.

Parmeisan
Community Member
3 years ago

Right?! That's the most important point here but nobody seems to be saying it: Does he seriously believe that women *haven't* experienced that?

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