I sit here, legs up, rocking side to side, writing this article doing my very best to keep my concentration despite the lightening shocks of pain I feel in my uterus. Writing this article about men, who ‘play period’ as some way to validate their ‘womanhood’.
I sit here, nauseous, irritable, and hot, trying to write how I feel about Transwomen taking laxatives to simulate cramping, shoving faux blood-soaked tampons up their rears to simulate bleeding, when I’m here living it and wishing it would all go away.
I’m wondering, how anyone anywhere could wish this pain upon themselves. Worse so, how it is somehow socially acceptable to trivialize women’s pain publically as a show of forced femaleness.
I ponder, how people have accepted this as a normal thing for the trans community to do, yet, people who ‘play paralyzed’ or ‘play blind’ are seen as mentally ill and insensitive.
I’m confused as to why, the pain of women belongs to men.
I’m hurt by the notion that our afflictions are an act that a man can put on and play.
I’m furious that the very real pain of menstruation, can affect a woman’s social life, lifestyle and career, and yet, Transwomen need not endure the pain but freely accept the ‘praise’ as they endure.
I’m reeling, wondering how a natural occurrence of women still is not depicted accurately on television (blue fluid in pad commercials) yet it is Transwomen who are given credit for destigmatizing periods by talking about their ‘time of the month’.
I cringe that we live in a society, where corporations use strange depictions of male-bodied people with tampon strings sticking out of their underwear in a locker room to prove their ‘wokeness’ to the issue, yet won’t address the nasty chemicals they use that affect the vagina.
I’m dismissive of concerns that Transwomen have regarding periods because they cannot have them. Everything related to their act is a play they put on for themselves to prove that they are female enough.
I’m nauseous again.
This could be days or weeks I feel this way. And women know, they understand.
Trivializing the pain of women is misogynistic.
I’m done entertaining these delusions.