Radical feminists and social justice warriors are fighting between themselves, this time over the subject of menstruation.
Recently, third wave feminists did what they do best and started a hashtag #LiveTweetYourPeriod, designed to draw attention to sexism and “stigma” women experience regarding menstruation.
The feminists didn’t count on a whole different level of bat-shit craziness to kick off as a result though, as an army of keyboard warriors took umbrage with the definition of periods as a women’s issue.
They claim that periods are not just something that women experience, and that transgender men also suffer the same stigma on the issue.
It is therefore “Transphobic”, according to these people, to discuss periods in the context of women only.
#LiveTweetYourPeriod this is a very cissexist tag not all women have vaginas or periods
— Irony War Boys (@SHREKFLEX) June 24, 2015
I have a real problem with the menarchy movement. Not all women have periods, and not all who have periods are women. #LiveTweetYourPeriod
— Maddie Miller (@Ahoy_There_Mate) June 24, 2015
#LiveTweetYourPeriod is a hashtag of privilege. Who can't partake? Non cis, ppl living w stigma of periods, ppl who can't afford tampons….
— EC (@ihatewhiteboys) June 22, 2015
InfoWars is, incidentally, taking bets on how long it will be before SJW’s acknowledge the fact that the word menstruation has the word ‘men’ contained within it.
Oh wait, they already are…
Feminist blog Everyday Feminism published a piece earlier in the year titled “5 Ways to Still Feel Like a Man When You Have Your Period,” which gave advice on how to “Recognize This Experience Actually Enhances Your Masculinity — By Dismantling It” and how to “Embrace that Man-Struation Isn’t Inherently Female.”
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, andPrisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.