Chick Topic, Men Beware!

Could someone please explain to me why every single time a woman is in a bad mood, others chalk it up to her having her period and being hormonal? It has gotten to the point that I feel like women are not allowed to have a bad day or be crabby without being accused of “being in that time of the month.” I think this is a cop out that men have just to excuse themselves when they do something that pisses us off. It is probably easier to blame their annoying behavior on the fact that we are too emotional or that we are moody because we are menstruating.

While I’m on the topic of menstruation let me just say that we have a perfect right to be bitchy every month. I wonder how bitchy men would be if they PMSed and retained water for a week before their period only to have another week of cramps, more water retention, topsy turvy hormones, granny panties, and fear of clothing “accidents.” On top of all of this, we still have to go to work, take care of the kids, maintain the house, and take care of our men. I think we are pretty damn fantastic if you ask me.

Can I get an “Amen”, Ladies? I mean enough is enough! We need to stop pretending and make it clear just how crappy we feel during that “special” time of the month. At the same time, however, we have to stop allowing men to use our periods as their “get out of jail free” cards. What I mean by this is that we cannot allow them to hold it over us everytime we get annoyed with them and blame it on our menses. Blaming it on our period makes us seem like deranged and hormonal Amazons who are irrational and purely driven by our physiology.

I’m sure that this post will be perceived by my male readers as another female rant. A male friend of mine says that you can’t trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn’t die afterwards. It’s amazing how men perceive the joys of womanhood. All I can say to that is, if men had to endure every month what we do, they surely would die afterwards or, at the very least, be BITCHY.

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  1. AMEN. the hubster and i have this very conversation once a month! *ahem* and i agree, we are fantastic! 😉

  2. Your post has made me laugh 🙂 It's true that women generally exhibit greater and far more capabilities than men when it comes to managing multiple tasks efficiently (with all those monthly discomforts).

    I can feel the very justified frustration for those women who have to experience this irrational attitude by men.
    Fortunately for me, for my irritations/annoyances, menses have never been blamed.

  3. Shannon, we certainly are fantastic. Could you imagine men having to do all the things that we do and having their monthly "friend"? It would not happen, I can guarantee you that. Lol

    Meam Wye, ha ha, we can definitely multi-task when the situation arises.

  4. I'm so with you. I'm tired of hearing "Ah, must be pms". You know what else I'm tired of? Men not understanding the word Pre-menstrual. PRE. How come so many men bitch about our hormones being out of whack once we've already started our periods? By that time I'm already getting back to normal. Wish they understood that most of us get PMS BEFORE the period starts. Hello.

  5. Monica, I couldn't have said it better myself. You are so right that the worst of it comes before we even get our periods. We feel sick and hormonal before it arrives and it is something that is outside our realm of control. We would never choose to feel that crappy.

  6. Why do I feel like I'm the only guy commenting on this topic?!


    I think tht's enuff fr now!

  7. Saadi, that is so funny! Men are more than welcome to comment on any of my topics. This is an equal opportunity blog. By all means, please comment. Maybe you can shed light on why men tend to be a little insensitive when it comes to this issue.

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