Let me first explain what a menstrual cycle is… According to WebMD :
The menstrual cycle is the series of changes a woman’s body goes through to prepare for a pregnancy. About once a month, the uterus grows a new lining (endometrium) to get ready for a fertilized egg. When there is no fertilized egg to start a pregnancy, the uterus sheds its lining. This is the monthly menstrual bleeding (also called menstrual period) that women have from their early teen years until menopause, around age 50.
Source check that here: https://www.webmd.com/women/tc/normal-menstrual-cycle-topic-overview#1
Okay so now that we know what periods are, why are we using them as an insult? We can’t help that this happens to our uterus EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. It’s natural.
Ladies, how many times have you heard a man say: “Are you on the rag or something?” “You’re being a bitch, you must be on your period!”
Men, listen up, and listen INTENTLY: If we are upset with you, chances are that our uterus didn’t tell us to be so. You genuinely said or did something to upset us. It goes back to my last article about men not being accountable for their actions. You can’t simply blame EVERYTHING on our periods. Just like we cannot blame everything on Erectile Dysfunction.
Want to hear the sad thing about all this? The men that I hear saying this type of thing aren’t young guys in high school or college…nope… they are fully grown men well over 30 who really, really should know better. *big eye roll*
So guys, instead of blaming every little thing on periods with all the women in your life, try instead to be mindful of your actions and words and we can promise that you won’t get negative reactions. Hey, it’s worth a shot.