Now one of the things I find puzzling about it is that, when I look at the House of Lords debate on this legislation, those I agree with most are the radical right. Transsexualism is an example. So now I want to be unequivocal in my words: I believe that transgender people, including those who have transitioned, are living out real, authentic lives.
Leave a reply In this piece, Gloria Steinem writes about what it would be like if men menstruated rather than women and how it would be looked at differently. I think that the video I chose goes along with what she says about how menstruation would be looked at completely different if a man was to go through it.
Men would go around freely bragging about their cycles or how heavy their flow was. However, we all know that if someone were to overhear a woman talking like this, it would be considered disgusting. This was because I never really heard anyone talking about menstruation, other than with talking about it with my mom.
Steinem talks about how if men menstruated, sanitary supplies like pads, tampons, and medicine would be free or federally funded. Men would not have to pay for any supplies out of their pockets like women do now. In the video, the military men at the end promote a brand of pad that their men use when on their period, called General Patton Pads.
Steinem uses military men, right-wing politicians, and religions as examples saying that only men could handle these positions. In the beginning of the video there is a sports reporter interviewing and football star that says that his secret to his success all comes down to his flow and that the team does so well because they all follow his cycle.
I think this is a very accurate idea of how men would act if they did menstruate, just another way that men would find a way to brag about their periods and compete with one another.
If men could really menstruate, it would just be another way to oppress women.
So either way we go, we are different or oppressed, whether we menstruate or not. We are treated differently because it is not appropriate for us to freely discuss our periods, but it would be encouraged for a man to do so.
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Menstruation is considered nasty by so many people men but it would have a completely different look on it, if it was a cycle for men. Menstruation is a completely natural process and should be talked about openly in either case. To wrap up this post, I would just like for everyone who reads this, to think about these ideas as if the roles were switched.
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