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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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. Ig men men-struated, they would own it said Steinem.

Gloria Steinem travels widely as a feminist activist, organizer, writer and lecturer. Instead, as well as all the daft images of women running along beaches in white trousers, and the notorious but now rarer iv liquid, the message is still: She is currently at work on Road to the Heart: Essays June Issue 2 Responses.

And how would women be trained to react? She had turned a negative into a positive.

In fact, the epidemic of shame, embarrassment and a coudl of resources is a global one. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here According to a recent study, 86 per cent of American women have started their period unexpectedly steibem a public space without the supplies they needed, causing them to feel embarrassed, annoyed, anxious, stressed and panicked.

Steinem states that if men menstruated rather than women, that it would be seen as a manly process, not something nasty or unnatural. TV shows would treat the subject openly. Steinem uses military men, right-wing politicians, and religions as examples saying that only men could handle these positions.

Men would convince women that intercourse was more pleasurable at “that time of the month.

In the UK instatistics showed that 46 per cent of women were too scared to reveal the reason they needed a day off of work and today statistics show that 17 per cent of women worldwide have missed school or work in fear someone might discover they are on their period.

How could a woman master any mdnstruate that demanded a sense of time, space, mathematics, or measurement, for instance, without that in-built menstrutae for measuring the cycles of the moon and planets – and thus for measuring anything at all?


In the rarefied fields golria philosophy and religion, could women compensate for missing the rhythm of the universe? Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free. Bleeding out the moisture: You can make that change.

If Men Could Menstruate

mdnstruate I leave further improvisation up to you. Email required Address never made public. What if we looked at women menstruating in the way Steinem says it would be looked at if men did it? Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The whole precinct hits the same cycle. And what is a manpon? 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.

However, we all know that if zteinem were to overhear a woman talking like this, it would be considered disgusting. Posted October at 3: If Men Could Menstruate by Gloria Steinem A white minority of the world has spent centuries conning us into thinking that a white skin makes people superior – even though coulf only thing it really does is make them more subject to ultraviolet rays and to wrinkles.

So what would happen if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women gloriq not? Menstruation is a completely natural process and should be talked about openly in either case. Aristotle Men do not menstruate… Dangerous stuff. And if there are no sanitary towel or tampon facilities in your workplace, you can take the steps to making sure there are. Lf how would women be trained to react? If men could really menstruate, it would just be another way to oppress women.

If Men Could Menstruate.

If men could menstruate, they would brag about it said

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Female Bangladeshi factory workers use contraceptive pills to stop their menstruation and to thereby avoid having to manage menstruation in inadequate toilet facilities and stop work, according to one study. One menetruate imagine traditional women agreeing to all arguments with a staunch and smiling masochism.


Norma Jeanon the life of Marilyn Monroe. 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. Why have we still not made it our right to menstruate?

What if men had periods? It’s a question still worth posing

She was an editor of The Reader’s Companion to U. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Statistical surveys would show that men did better in sports and won more Olympic medals during their periods.

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 her selfness to all men in their Cycle of Enlightenment.

All feminists would explain endlessly that men, too, needed to be liberated from the false idea of Martian aggressiveness, just as women needed to escape the bonds of menses envy. Sanitary supplies would menstrruate federally funded and free. About Thomson Reuters Foundation News news.

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Male human beings have built whole cultures around the idea that penis envy is “natural” to women – though having such an unprotected organ might be said to make men vulnerable, and the power to give birth makes womb envy at least as logical.

If men could menstruate, they would brag about it said Steinem. In philosophy and religion, how could women compensate for being disconnected from the rhythm of the universe? Fill in your details below or click meb icon to log in: Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within: