Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

If Men Could Menstruate

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This article is incredibly funny! Gloria Steinem talks about how different menstruation would be viewed if men experienced it instead of women. I liked the bit where she says, “Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free. Of course, some men would still pay for the prestige of commercial brands such as John Wayne Tampons…”  I thought the “John Wayne Tampons” thing was just hilarious, but then I got to thinking about the first bit where she says “sanitary supplies would be federally funded” and I thought about how nice it would be if they were for women. I somewhat wonder if most of these things would be true if men had a period. It was would so strange to hear guys talking about their first period and trying to out do one another in that respect.

This article reminded me of a youtube video I watched one time with the same title as the article we read, where two guys talk their first period. It’s pretty silly, but goes along really well with this. I’ll post it below. It’s only about three minutes long.


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