Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

If Men Could Menstruate/ Steinem

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Steinem’s article was by far one of my favorite articles that I have read so far throughout the course. It talks about how if men actually menstruated every month that it would be the coolest, toughest, and best thing ever (just like everything else they do of course). It was really funny to read the different names that they would have for the pads or tampon, and the sad part is that it is probably true and that’s definitely how it would be set up. Steinem did an excellent job at explaining how males would react and handle the monthly cycle and I believe she has to be around a lot of boys in her life.

I really liked the part where she said that “without the monthly loss of impurities, women remain unclean” because guys think that women’s “monthly loss of impurities” is the most disgusting thing they have ever heard of in their lives. I would love to see how men would react if they miraculously menstruated. I’m almost positive that they would turn everything around and find a way that it was the most masculine thing ever and that women can not handle it the right way.

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