While every woman knows the pains and frustrations of bleeding from our nethers, men, having the luxury of never having a period, in turn tend to not have many thoughts towards a woman’s period other than “whatever,” “gross,” or “it’s no big deal.”
And let’s be fair, it’s very hard to understand ANYTHING when you don’t get first-hand experience!
Yet one man DID get to experience it, albeit only temporarily and via his rectum, and was brave enough to actually write about his experience online. A fantastic read that honestly does describe what women have to deal with on a monthly basis for a good 40+ years of their lives (for the math savvy, that’s approx. 480 periods in a woman’s lifetime, or +/- 2,400-5,280 days of bleeding, depending on her cycle… That’s assuming it’s only 40 years! And we haven’t even touched on how much blood a woman bleeds out every time…)
A never-ending river of red, hooray! /sarcasm
I knew a guy who had rectal bleeding issues. I was there when he experienced an accident where he stained the seat of our friend’s rental car with blood because of it. He was beyond embarrassed and felt extremely ashamed. I gave him one of my pads at the time and he also refused at first, until I explained that only he and I would know and it would prevent any other accidents from happening. He ended up using it and afterward was extremely thankful; we had a good discussion about periods and how women approach dealing with having blood flood out all the damn time. As for the car stain, he shoved his pride aside and talked to the friends who rented the car (who were both very understanding) and then cleaned the resulting mess.
Read the blogger’s own personal experience here, I guarantee the ladies will appreciate his sympathy, and the gents will have a much better understanding of what ladies must endure. 🙂
So much this!!
We’re not all built the same and it’s just as true when it comes to careers and interests. Some of us are specialists who only want to focus on one thing, others love many things and work best when embracing it all. Yet the world believes we all can only do one thing as a career and that’s that.
How about a big fat NOPE.
Emilie Wapnick is bang-on about multipotentialites and how YES it’s ok to want to do more than one thing, that YES it’s normal, and that the world DOES need to recognize and accept that multipotentialites are necessary for the world to work wonders.
Please watch and share!
This. A thousand times this.
Everyone has experienced learned helplessness, the feeling that you can’t do it on your own, that you need someone else to get you where you want and need to be. Most people feel this way. It’s hard not to with the way our world works nowadays, where it’s “all about who you know,” your relationships, and your “connections.” But after watching this, it made me realize that people are going about it the wrong way.
This video is absolutely fantastic. fouseyTUBE reverses the traditional mindset of people giving money to the homeless by offering money to people as a homeless man. Their responses truly show that people who believe they are better than others really aren’t; self-worth isn’t measured by one’s wealth and status, it’s measured by one’s humble heart. ❤
“Going into this video, the end goal wasn’t quite sure. You can never be sure because you can never know how people will react. It’s a completely different video depending on if people react positively or negatively. This video wasn’t one of those, “oh let’s see if people offer us money.” It was, “let’s see how people feel about themselves when someone who is classified as “lesser” than them on societies class ladder offers them money.” The results were not expected and not wanted. It doesn’t matter how much you have in life if what you have in life takes away from you being humble. At the end of the day, even the most poor man can be the most rich depending on how much love he has in his heart. feel free to share.” ~ fouseyTUBE
More often than not a message isn’t understood unless the context is changed. Whether that be from ignorance, misunderstandings or sheer stubbornness, it’s an unfortunate truth that most will simply shrug something off rather than understand it.
It’s videos like this one that make the unfair and ridiculous approach toward rape victims truly apparent. We don’t see robbery victims treated this way, and while they do feel violated and experience something (their stuff) lost, it can never compare to the aftermath of a rape, of being physically violated, of losing a part of yourself (dignity, the unfortunate truth that even as a victim you will lose respect because idiots believe the rape is your fault).
This video makes you feel incredibly frustrated for the victim because they had some of their stuff stolen when someone invaded their space WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION. That’s just from a TV being taken, now imagine how you’d feel after someone steals your sex when they invade your body WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION.
So a big bravo to Cynthia Kao who wrote, directed, and edited this video that will hopefully smack some sense and reality into those who think rape shouldn’t be taken seriously.