What has been on your mind lately?

What has been on my mind lately:

Sometimes I feel angry that as a woman, I am expected to do the same things as a man when I am different on a biological level. I am talking about menstruation, people. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to take prescription medication to control Aunt Flow’s monthly visit just so that I can maintain the work schedule that society expects? Aren’t there cultures where women can go to a special menstruation hut 5-7 days out of the month to bleed in peace? This anger may be exacerbated by my boss’s attitude toward what he sees as gratuitous use of the bathroom.

I feel really good about myself right now because I just used the words ‘exacerbated’ and ‘gratuitous,’ even though that red squiggly line declared the spelling to be incorrect at the first typing attempt.

So, what has been on your mind lately?

2 thoughts on “What has been on your mind lately?

  1. I am so with you. Lately aunt flow always brings me a migraine on top of her regular gifts (because she just gets more generous with you the older you get!) And I’ve been thinking that we really should get paid period days in addition to paid vacation days and regular sick days. Sometimes I think women being allowed to stay home when they’re pms’ing is just good business. Everyone wins!

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