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I'm not really sure, but the gist I'm getting is that Gender Studies is a class targeted toward people who want to enlighten themselves of how ignorant and sexist guys are to women and their physical anatomy?


It's not meant to divide, It's more the ways that the patriarchy harms everyone including men. Honestly Toxic Masculinity is a fascinating topic which deals almost entirely with the male experience of the white-supremacist-capitalist-patriarchy. Gender Studies is more about how requiring behaviour or hierarchy of someone because of class/race/gender/sexuality is unfair and damaging to everyone involved.

If you need proof look at how much damage the "Boys don't cry" role does to masculine people in the long run.

but yes, a lot of the first things you learn in this field is about women, and female anatomy, because from the point of view of the Patriarchy the most shameful thing a person of any or no gender can be is feminine. With that kind of context we have to separate the myths from the facts about femininity first.
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"Freebleeders" are scary.


i looked it up.... what the fuck..



It's strange, I don't get it.


This new feminist trend is just wow..




The meanings given to it may be new, but not using feminine hygiene products is not a new thing. Most cultures gave women the week off. Some had ineffective tampons made of moss/wool/papyrus/paper. but still more just wore dark clothing and washed afterwards, pad type hygiene products didn't really show up until the 1850s, and didn't become reasonable until the first world war.
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That awkward and sad moment when you're on your period now.
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A friend of mine had hers in my pool. Apparently I've been told is impossible because I was told women can't have it in water. All I could say was I saw it happen.
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That awkward and sad moment when you're on your period now.



Statistically a quarter of us should be at any one time...
wait...
That's... I've never actually thought of it like that.
It always feels like you're the only one, doesn't it?
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A friend of mine had hers in my pool. Apparently I've been told is impossible because I was told women can't have it in water. All I could say was I saw it happen.


umm who told you that? If it had anything to do with our surroundings we'd have this thing sorted. We just tend to either avoid water or wear tampons, because it is hella embarrassing...
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My most traumatizing story is too horrible (and adult) to share. Let's just leave it at that.
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A friend of mine had hers in my pool. Apparently I've been told is impossible because I was told women can't have it in water. All I could say was I saw it happen.


Lol who ever told you that has never taken a bath on their period before.....
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A friend of mine had hers in my pool. Apparently I've been told is impossible because I was told women can't have it in water. All I could say was I saw it happen.


umm who told you that? If it had anything to do with our surroundings we'd have this thing sorted. We just tend to either avoid water or wear tampons, because it is hella embarrassing...


Well when I said I was told it was more along the lines of heard. There was some stupid idiots talking about how there was something wrong with her because women aren't supposed to have it in water.

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TMI I have been fortunate.

The only really difficult time I remember was when I was visiting a friend, my belly ached and a migraine headache had started, there was sudden nausea so I ducked into bathroom, threw up and cleaned up. I went to my friend after as if nothing had happened but I wished to be in bed, in a dark cool room with a hot water bottle on my tummy.

Then there was the time I was low on supplies so went to the local supermarket. I was in the aisle, rubbing my painful belly, right in front of the feminine supplies section trying to decide which brand and type I wanted only to have a guy try to chat me up. I turned him down.

Oh then there was this guy I dated who had the idea that most women don't menstruate because the pill stops that so they'll be available any time he's in the mood. I had to give him a sex education lesson. There's one version of the pill that does stop it and there's a contraception shot that'll do the trick. Then there's an IUD package with the same drug with the same results. That's still a minority of products and the pill, even with the different versions are not suitable for every female. I never took them, not after the problems big sis had with them. It turned out that it is more risky for my family. My cousin still took that greater risk and ended up in hospital with a blood clot in her lung, she almost died.

Then there's the misconception that it last 3- 5 days. If you're lucky it will but most I know have the full 7 days, heck one girl I know had 8 days a month.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

That awkward and sad moment when you're on your period now.



Statistically a quarter of us should be at any one time...
wait...
That's... I've never actually thought of it like that.
It always feels like you're the only one, doesn't it?


Yeah, it does.
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TMI I have been fortunate.

The only really difficult time I remember was when I was visiting a friend, my belly ached and a migraine headache had started, there was sudden nausea so I ducked into bathroom, threw up and cleaned up. I went to my friend after as if nothing had happened but I wished to be in bed, in a dark cool room with a hot water bottle on my tummy.

Then there was the time I was low on supplies so went to the local supermarket. I was in the aisle, rubbing my painful belly, right in front of the feminine supplies section trying to decide which brand and type I wanted only to have a guy try to chat me up. I turned him down.

Oh then there was this guy I dated who had the idea that most women don't menstruate because the pill stops that so they'll be available any time he's in the mood. I had to give him a sex education lesson. There's one version of the pill that does stop it and there's a contraception shot that'll do the trick. Then there's an IUD package with the same drug with the same results. That's still a minority of products and the pill, even with the different versions are not suitable for every female. I never took them, not after the problems big sis had with them. It turned out that it is more risky for my family. My cousin still took that greater risk and ended up in hospital with a blood clot in her lung, she almost died.

Then there's the misconception that it last 3- 5 days. If you're lucky it will but most I know have the full 7 days, heck one girl I know had 8 days a month.


That guy sounds like a jerk if his way of wording it was "so they'll be available for it whenever he's in the mood." I mean, how old was he? =\

Yeah, there's a lot of different types of birth control out there. The pill doesn't stop your period completely. I mean, it does as long as you keep taking the pills with the hormones in them. I was under the impression that the longest you should go without your period would be three months and then you should take the week of placebo pills so your body gets the go-ahead to have your period.

The IUD was something I looked into, too, mainly because it can stay in for 5 years! But what I came to the conclusion of after talking to my doctor was that it was an option for women who have already given birth. It's not as good of an option for women who haven't been pregnant or had a child.

Most birth control warns you about a possible increase of stroke, blood clots, etc. That's why if you have birth control they'll have you come in regularly to check your blood pressure, etc. When I take the normal birth control pill (where it just regulates your monthly cycle) I tend to have higher blood pressure than normal so my doctor used to have me come in regularly.

I'm sorry to hear about your cousin. I don't want you to think it's too risky for you--that's a conversation to have with your doctor. After talking with you about your family health history they'll be able to tell you about what would be a good choice for you even if it includes not using it at all. But if you don't need it for anything, no worries.
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Guys who aren't sensitive should be cautious because you will probably have a daughter when you decide to have children. What I remember the most in my 20s is wanting my girlfriend to start her period because she was a week or 2 late. Then we would celebrate when Aunt Rosie would show up with red wine and red velvet cake
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That guy sounds like a jerk if his way of wording it was "so they'll be available for it whenever he's in the mood." I mean, how old was he? =\

Yeah, there's a lot of different types of birth control out there. The pill doesn't stop your period completely. I mean, it does as long as you keep taking the pills with the hormones in them. I was under the impression that the longest you should go without your period would be three months and then you should take the week of placebo pills so your body gets the go-ahead to have your period.

The IUD was something I looked into, too, mainly because it can stay in for 5 years! But what I came to the conclusion of after talking to my doctor was that it was an option for women who have already given birth. It's not as good of an option for women who haven't been pregnant or had a child.

Most birth control warns you about a possible increase of stroke, blood clots, etc. That's why if you have birth control they'll have you come in regularly to check your blood pressure, etc. When I take the normal birth control pill (where it just regulates your monthly cycle) I tend to have higher blood pressure than normal so my doctor used to have me come in regularly.

I'm sorry to hear about your cousin. I don't want you to think it's too risky for you--that's a conversation to have with your doctor. After talking with you about your family health history they'll be able to tell you about what would be a good choice for you even if it includes not using it at all. But if you don't need it for anything, no worries. :)


The guy was 22. He didn't say those exact words but that's what he implied.
I've made my choices regarding contraception already. Yes those I know who have used IUDs are all mothers.
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That takes some serious guts you know o.o One thing i like doing is wearing sweaters around my waist during it idk it just kinda lifts up a bit of my weariness. Sneezing is painful when i'm on it..


Maybe so, but honestly my mindset during that was 'I wanna go hooome!'
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