Most men don’t get periods, and therefore there’s really no reason for them to understand menstruation. They get the basic gist of it, sure, but the specifics, like how many tampons we use (Male NASA engineers once asked Sally Ride if 100 tampons would be okay for a week in space, she said they could easily cut that number in half), or how much we bleed, those most men don’t know.
Learning how many tampons a woman uses (while it varies wildly) would at least be something a man could figure out, but the pain of having a period, especially women with endometriosis, is not something that most men will ever experience and therefore they have absolutely no idea what to compare it to.
But that didn’t stop Twitter user @__sargee from ignorantly posting a picture of an athlete’s skinned knees next to a picture of a soccer player and writing, “Until women experience this, I don’t wanna hear about period pains.”
Until women experience this, I don’t wanna hear about period pains. pic.twitter.com/8Bgr7Ivyy6
— 🧨❌ (@__sargee) March 15, 2019
FIRST OF ALL, WOMEN PLAY SOCCER, TOO.
Women play soccer AND they have periods, dummy.
Second, as it happens, more than a few Twitter users pointed out that those are apparently a woman’s knees in the picture.
Her knees. I the picture on the right is from a woman.
— Rose Embolism (@Rose_Embolism) March 16, 2019
Third, skinned knees, shminned knees, PERIODS HURT.
if men think skinned knees hurt that bad they should experience idk something like a skinned internal organ ripped out every single month all the bleeding and cramps and groin pain
— capitu marvel (@pircesinha) March 17, 2019
I was 8 when I got my first turf burn on my knee. 20 yrs later, I still bear the scar. In HS I got a spike in my back. I’ve broken my thumb, gotten burned, and more. Yet NONE of those compared to my cramps from periods, which has made me pass out before. Sorry you’re a wimp
— Groovy Tasia 🎮🕹 (@TasiaBass28) March 16, 2019
And last, ol‘ Sargee is forgetting about a little thing called CHILDBIRTH. So you know what? Women win the pain contest. SORRY (not actually sorry).
which knee does the baby come out of https://t.co/zXawoyoOzz
— Ana Bretón (@missbreton) March 17, 2019
Until men experience the involuntary pain of abuse, child birth and oppression I don’t want to hear about little scrapes on knee.
— 🌸A I D E N🌼 (@Peachy_RM) March 15, 2019
You do know that women play soccer and skin their knees along with delivering large babies out of a small orifice enduring a pain I assure you my dude you have never felt.
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) March 17, 2019
Until men experience this, I don’t wanna hear about grazed knees. pic.twitter.com/vJqzkmcaLF
— Karen D (@luvvacurry) March 16, 2019
The man who posted the tweet was dragged so hard by Twitter there is pretty much nothing of him remaining.
— lele ❀ (@asciikhalehla) March 16, 2019
— Jongdae Solo D-13 (@lepetitbel) March 16, 2019
After this post I just hope natural selection does its job and your genes stay in this generation.
— Hex (@Parachutin_Link) March 16, 2019
imagine pushing a baby out of u r *ahem* until men experience this don’t wanna hear about knee scratches pic.twitter.com/Mt5w17vnLW
— ︽✵︽ | Ji Ji saw CAPTAIN MARVEL (@uwubuck) March 16, 2019
Now I can’t know just how much this brutal public flogging hurt, but I can almost definitely assure you, not as much as a period.