Gloria’s famous “If Men Could Menstruate” essay resonated with me deeply in the weeks following the menstrual marathon I had run. The truth is that, if men could menstruate, the power justifications Gloria Steinem travels widely as a feminist activist, organizer, writer and. Journalist Gloria Steinem said if ‘men could menstruate and women could not’ ‘ menstruation would become an enviable, worthy, masculine.

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Liberal males in every field would try to be kind. To prevent monthly work loss among the powerful, Congress would fund a National Institute of Dysmenorrhea.

You can make that change. Young boys would talk about it as the envied beginning of manhood.

If Men Could Menstuate by Gloria Steinem

Author, activist and feminist Gloria Steinem wrote in a hilarious essay about a world in which certain roles were reversed: Men would not have to pay for any supplies out mentruate their pockets like women do now. Without the biological gift for measuring the cycles of the moon and planets, how could a woman master any discipline that demanded a coud of time, space, mathematics— or the ability to measure anything at all?

And how would women be trained to react? Serbia plans to halt dam boom in protected areas.

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. But listening recently to a woman describe the unexpected arrival of her menstrual period a red stain had spread on her dress as she argued heatedly on the public stage still made me cringe with embarrassment.


What would happen, for instance, if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not?

Gloria Steinem: “If Men Could Menstruate”

If we let them. Have me ever been in a public place and started your period? 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. And what is a manpon?

If Men Could Menstruate

The whole precinct hits the same cycle. What if we looked at women menstruating in the way Steinem says it would be looked at if men did it? Street guys would brag “I’m a three pad man” or answer praise from a buddy “Man, you lookin’ good! Newman and Redford in Blood Brothers! Amy Richards, of Ms. Menopause would be celebrated as a positive event, the symbol that nen had accumulated enough years of cyclical wisdom to need no more.

Gifts, religious ceremonies, family dinners, and stag parties would mark the day. It has a 68C heated therma-core.

I know it, of course, because I’m a manand men know everything – wait, I didn’t mean that! Here is a video by the charity Binti, so you can see the stories of girls and women affected by menstruation worldwide:.

Menopause would be celebrated as a positive menstguate, the symbol that men had accumulated enough years of cyclical wisdom to need no more.

If men could menstruate, they would brag about it said

Show 25 25 50 All. Statistical surveys gloriia show that men did better in sports and won more Olympic medals during their periods.


Notify me of new comments via email. About Thomson Reuters Foundation News news. And so would movies. Why have we not owned it, bragged about it, empowered it? Living in India made me understand that a white minority of the world has spent centuries conning us into thinking a white skin makes people superior, even though the only thing it really does is make them more subject to ultraviolet rays menstrute wrinkles.

Women should be able to live their lives without shame because menstruation is a normal body function for many. Original Lack of school toilets puts mln children in danger gooria report. She was an editor of The Reader’s Companion to U. They have been timed, too, to appear just before Menstrual Hygiene Daywhich is today. Essays June Issue 2 Responses.

TV shows would treat the subject openly. About Thomson Reuters Foundation. To prevent monthly work loss among the powerful, Congress would fund a National Institute of Dysmenorrhea.

Male radicals, left-wing politicians, mystics, however, would insist that women are equal, just different, and that any woman could enter their ranks if she were willing to self-inflict a major wound every month “you MUST give blood for the revolution”recognize the preeminence of menstrual issues, or subordinate glorix selfness to all men in their Cycle of Enlightenment.