Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Period Rant

Me:
girls sexually mature slower than guys, but guys emotionally/mentally mature slower than girls--it's weird how that works

Can I rant?

Guy Friend:
Yes

Me:
Well, firstly. It starts out with sudden sadness right. Legitimate, extreme sadness. And at teh same time, the urge to laugh. Your body is freaking out and you literally want to cry and laugh and it just makes you want to scream because your body is literally implanting these falsely imposed emotions on you that you ARE FEELING but your brain KNOWS that there is NO FUCKING REASON TO FEEL THEM. SO you freak out and don't know what to do
Me:
most women take it out through crying, whining, complaining. There is literally nothing else you can fucking do. Nothing. You feel like you are going insane
you are depressed and elated at the same time. And it is horrible. Because none of it is your own emotions.
Secondly, your entire lower region, from your belly button to the end of your pelvis, your insides feel like they are twisting and pushing and stretching and scraping and some girls feel sharp pains. Some girls have it so bad they literally can not move. Basically, all your girl parts feel like they are on fire and sore and achey.

Guy Friend:
Holy shit

Me:
I am not even done

Guy Friend:
This sounds terrifying

Me:
it really is
Sometimes you get headaches and sometimes you feel really dizzy like the world is spinning leading up to and during (btw, all of this is leading up to and during) your period.
But the worse part is when it happens. I am not even going to go into the blood because it is just nasty and you don't want to hear about it and I don't want you to vomit.
So, let me tell you about the stress.
Me:
All girls. Some more than others, worry about leaking. It is that heavy and that strong and that disgusting and bad that it will frequently be somewhere on their mind when they are having their monthly time, and they can't forget about it. They can't unsee things. They have to make sure they have all the supplies to keep clean. They can't let anyone know they are on it because most people will be uncomfortable. Luckily girls have girls. And I almost have Zach who I will just bluntly whine to. The easiest way to keep yourself clean is through tampons, which if you use them.. you can get a deadly disease. It is rare, but it does exist.
Guy Friend:
Well.
Well.
Well.
Thaaaat sucks

Me:
Oh! And another thing!

The meat products we feed everyone and eat all the time in our society are so chemically contaminated, that it is so common that it effects girls cycles that they REQUIRE birth control pills to regulate their cycle so that they don't bleed constantly. CONSTANTLY. eventually, without pills they would become anemic because they lose so much iron

and so much blood
And I personally know ... at least 4 people.. who are on birth control pills only because their cycles are fucked up
like, badly fucked up

Guy Friend:
So um im really glad im not a girl

Me:
meh, you get used to it
All I am saying is that it makes sense why girls mature faster. Like I said, they need to.

Guy Friend:
Yea
Seriously


Rosemary thoughts:
But in the long run, It is worth it to be a girl. You feel more crappy emotions, but it makes the happy ones seem brighter. Ignorance may be bliss, but sometimes knowledge and understanding is even happier. Not to mention, girls have a beautiful privilege to bear human life inside of them. To take care of something before it even sees the light of day. To be nurturing and compassionate where the life has nothing and no one else to care for it. Being a girl is about hope and love and understanding, and I believe it is a blessing to be a girl.