As a man, the very thought of being in constant and excruciating pain for days, every single month for the better part of my life, and that too because of no fault of my own, just sends chills down my spine.
It goes beyond my imagination as to how women manage to get through the day while excelling at whatever it is that they choose to do, whilst suffering through such horror.
But apparently, this man on Twitter clearly seems to understand their pain (https://www.mensxp.com/special-features/features/48030-how-far-have-indian-men-progressed-when-it-comes-to-menstruation.html) and even has an example of what exactly hurts more than that.
Until women experience this, I don't wanna hear about period pains. pic.twitter.com/8Bgr7Ivyy6— ð§¨â (@__sargee) March 15, 2019
So, just to get this man fact-checked on his comment, I showed his tweet to some of the brilliant ladies at MensXP, and this is how they reacted:
“Hah. Okay, first of all, comparing the pain of getting one's knees scabbed to that of having your insides twisted every month is…well, pure garbage! Also, I would like to have this gentleman get his knees scabbed on a 'monthly' basis. If he is able to live through that, yeah, then I am ready to have an actual conversation with him.” - Marina Paulose, Senior Copy Editor.
“I agree with him… only if he gets poked/punched on that bruise every month for four to five days constantly.” - Apoorva Sharma, Intern.
“Could have agreed if the comparison was even remotely as sinister as the period pains. Come up with something better, then we will talk!” - Asmita Shaw, Intern.
“Well, since the gentleman has never lived through hours of lower abdomen cramps, every single month close to 500 times throughout their life, I suggest he keeps his mouth shut. And if at all he needs a practical demonstration of what hurts worse, I am more than willing to kick him between his legs, because that's how bad period pains can be.” - Devlina Datta, Writer.
Clearly, this man who goes by the Twitter handle '@__sargee', has zero knowledge of how unbearable these cramps can be and unsurprisingly, became public enemy number one on the social media site:March 17, 2019
Why some people have to disrespect the woman, the mom that suffered to give them birth ð¥º— gameslister.com (@GameslisterC) March 16, 2019
Until men experience the involuntary pain of abuse, child birth and oppression I don't want to hear about little scrapes on knee.— ð¸A I D E Nð¼ (@Peachy_RM) March 15, 2019
I don't understand. Do you think women don't play sports, or women are invulnerable? What's the point you're trying to make here? I know that you're wrong, I just want to know how wrong.— Alexandra Erin (@alexandraerin) March 17, 2019 March 16, 2019