posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 12:38 AM
Well she raised awareness, but her vague quote about women not having access to feminine hygiene products alone isn't going to do a thing. If
anything she made a mockery of women, feminists and people that don't have the ability to purchase sterile feminine products.
There are some real issues about this in some places. It's gross, it's uncomfortable to talk about, but it exists. I don't think this was about
anything other than getting a few seconds of fame. I completely support raising awareness about the lack of options some women face in certain areas,
but not like this. It's period blood, people that can affect any change are well aware this is a thing, we don't need to see it. It's just mildly
gross, it's not shocking, it's not something people were unaware of, it's just mildly gross. I know I'm going to regret this, but it's like raising
awareness for incontinence by pooping your pants. Yes, I understand period blood isn't poop. Yes, I get it's natural. Yes, it's a lazy comparison.
Yes, there is a stigma. Yes, it may be a bigger problem than incontinence in some areas of the world because of prevalent patriarchal views. Yes, I
think new wave feminists are obnoxious, annoying and are doing more harm than good for women's rights.
So, of course women have their periods and shouldn't be ashamed of it. I don't think the point needs to be driven home by bloodying your pants and
making a spectacle out of it. I have a lot of bodily functions too. No one wants or needs to see the evidence on my drawers. I can totally buy that
it's more comfortable to run a marathon without a tampon. I've yet to shove one in my orifices, and lack any that the "devices" were made for, but I
imagine it's not the most comfortable proposition. Fine, run without one.
I'm not shocked, I'm not actually grossed out, and I haven't learned a thing. This woman just seems like a dumbass, willfully dirtying her own pants.
She clearly shaves her pits, I wonder if that's honestly more comfortable than leaving them hairy if you're jogging. Bet she showers regularly and
puts on deodorant too. Dumb stunt for attention, not some profound lesson for repressed Westerners.