Menstrual cramps. If you’re a woman, you know what I’m talking about. The dull, crampy, annoying, low-bearing pain that nags you like an overbearing mother in law! Aunt Flo arrives faithfully every month for most of us regular women, but It’s never been something that has been detrimental or would create trauma (unless you have a vay-cay planned to Hawaii and plan to wear that cute little white bikini, then, that’s devastating!)
As a woman, I don’t consider myself part of the NAG (National Association of Gals) otherwise known as the hardcore feminist, nor have I ever felt that having breasts was a handicap or in this case a uterus, in society. These “fem-nazi’s” seem to think that they speak for every woman on the planet. I can assure you that we get annoyed having to hear about our sexuality excessively from low brow, date jilted women trying to be crusaders for the female embodiment. You look like an idiot and are darn right gross that it’s understandable a man wouldn’t want to touch you with a ten foot pole.
Seeing CNN reporter, Melissa Harris-Perry, wearing tampon earrings to make some sort of ridiculous statement regarding woman’s rights, makes us secure chicks cringe with embarrassment. This is who represents us? There is a deep rooted insecurity in these women, maybe a lack of love from daddy or an imbalance of testosterone in their angry hormones? I will take Margaret Thatcher or Wonder Woman as my example of a strong woman any day of the week, thank you very much!
Some real deep thinkers actually feel that women should be able to get sick time off of work for menstrual cramps. In an attempt to prove gender equality in the workplace, that is precisely what some countries in Asia are doing. Japan has been on the cotton pony express band wagon now since the 1940’s. They are granted what is known as Seirikyuuka, or physiological leave. When woman were entering the workforce in droves, it is said to have given these woman the ability to speak openly about their bodies and gain “social recognition” for their roles on the job. In Taiwan, a woman is guaranteed at least 3 days a year. In some countries like Indonesia, women are being forced to “prove” they are in fact menstruating by dropping their pants so their employer can have a looksy at their panties, as companies are beginning to revolt and ignore the laws.
In a recent live interview that Huffington Post conducted with Rebecca Watson for Skepchick.org (a website devoted to gals issues), the widely skeptical bra burning founder who specializes in talks on science, atheism, feminism and of course skepticism, she seemed to be on the rag at the time quoting:
Just by asking the question, “Should women get paid menstruation leave?” biases the listener into saying, “Oh, of course not,” because you’re talking about special treatment. And again, what we’re talking about, really, is just simple workers’ rights. Studies show that when you give a worker unlimited sick days, compared to a restricted number of sick days, they actually take fewer sick days and they’re happier and more productive.
Mikki Kendall who is the editor of Hood Feminism.com , another feminist watering trough on the web, was also part of the festivities saying: “Just give us all more paid leave. Most people, for one reason or another, probably need a couple days off in a given month because of illness, because of family emergencies, because they woke up that day and they don’t feel great and they’re just overwrought and overtired, whatever. And so if we increase the amount of PTO available to all employees, you’d see a healthier workplace, among other things. People would stop coming to work with the flu and spreading their disease and germs to everyone else.”
This delusional chick actually said that some women may need a “transfusion” as the result of having a period and may result in the need for more time.
The statements are really code word for “I am woman hear me roar”. One more reason to what is actually victimizing the female sex as being so helpless that we can’t even handle a period? The divine design of the female body that God created has made us feel the need to put us into separate class at the workplace? Helpless and weak?
When women in the Middle East are suffering daily with the fear of being beaten or stoned to death for not obeying their abusive husbands or acid thrown on their faces at the helm of Sharia Law, women in the U.S. are fighting for time off because of period rights. “Shark Week” may put a damper on your mood, cause you to eat a pound of chocolate in one sitting, and a little pain, but for the love of swollen ankles, take a Midol get over it!
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