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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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In the video, the military men at the end promote a brand of pad that their men use wteinem on their period, called General Patton Pads. And how would women be trained to react?

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

In short, we would discover, as we should already, that logic is in the eye of the logician. Although the US Food and Drug Steine, requires tampon manufacturers to report dioxin levels, there are other byproducts of tampon manufacture that are of concern.

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 mrn ultraviolet rays and wrinkles. Education at home is as important as being educated in school.

Liberal males menstruaye every field would try to be kind. America As if Everyone Mattereda book about her more than thirty years on the road as a feminist organizer; and with the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith ,en on a project to document the grassroots origins of the U. Menstruation is a completely natural process and should be talked about openly in either case.

Steinem states that if men menstruated rather than women, that it would be seen as a manly process, not something nasty or unnatural.

So we need to unite in eradicating this feeling sreinem moving towards a society where the female body not only fits into our structures, but is celebrated. Or check out some personal submissions: Of course, male intellectuals would offer the most moral and logical arguments.


Doctors would research little about heart attacks, from which men would be hormonally protected, but everything about cramps.

To prevent monthly work loss among the powerful, Congress would fund a National Institute of Dysmenorrhea. No, I take it back! Steinem uses military men, right-wing politicians, and religions as examples saying that only men could handle these positions.

Gloria Steinem: “If Men Could Menstruate”

Of course, intellectuals would offer the most moral and logical arguements. What would happen, for instance, if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not?

Steinem co-founded New York Magazine and Ms. Magazine where she continues to serve as a consulting editor. Street guys would brag “I’m a three pad man” or answer praise from a buddy “Man, you lookin’ good!

What if we looked at women menstruating in the way Steinem says it would be looked at if men did it? Or for their lack of symbolic death and resurrection every month? Gloria Steinem, the great American feminist, wrote the very funny essay below, much of which I know could mne true. In fact, if men could menstruate, the power justifications could probably go on forever.

If Men Could Menstruate | Intro to Women’s Studies (WMST )

Notify me of new comments via email. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Post a comment or leave a trackback: In the rarefied fields of philosophy and religion, could women compensate for missing the rhythm of the universe? Original Places where water is scarce and getting scarcer. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

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

Why have we not owned it, bragged about it, empowered it? Statistical surveys would show that men did better in sports and won more Olympic medals during their periods. Posted November at If men could really menstruate, it would just be another way to oppress women. Speaking to the CEO of Binti, a charity that provides sanitary towels, education on menstruation, and dignity to girls across msn world, she explained: Men would go around freely bragging about their cycles or how heavy their flow was.


Fill in your details below or click an icon meh log in: 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.

Sanitary supplies would be glpria funded and free. Instead, as well as all the daft images of women running along beaches in white trousers, and the notorious but now rarer blue liquid, the message is still: She has been published in many magazines and newspapers here and in other countries, and is also a frequent guest commentator on radio and television.

I know it, of course, because I’m a manand men know everything – wait, I didn’t mean that! This site uses cookies. Gifts, religious ceremonies, family dinners, and stag parties would mark the day. I looked on the Tampax glroia for its latest advertising, and once its clunky player actually worked, I saw an advert showing a high-jumper being confronted by the cunning Mother Nature — a mature, beautiful woman dressed in witchy green — before leaping over a high jump to a voiceover of beating your obstacles.

In the beginning of the video there is a sports reporter interviewing and football star that says that his secret to his success all comes down to his flow and that the team does so well because they all follow his cycle.

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