One man made the mistake of mansplaining tampons to the people who use them every month and Twitter women are up in arms about his ignorance.
Mansplaining is a concept that we, as a society, are finally getting and quite frankly, it's pissing us off. For those of you who aren't quite clear on the topic, mansplaining is when a man explains something to a woman in a condescending way, more often than not about a women-related issue, or when they offer their opinion on a problem that they weren't asked about. And this man has taken it to a whole new level and incited the rage of women.
Technically, if you have no uterus, you shouldn't really have an opinion on things that women go through, especially periods. Men don't typically menstruate so how would they know the specifics of what we go through every cycle?
But this definitely doesn't stop him from explaining the process of tampons and periods... to women. This classic case of mansplaining is enraging women and they are not afraid to call him out on it.
This unidentified man posted something on the internet and it was screenshotted and posted by Twitter user Aisghair with the caption, "Look at this f****** dweeb."
In the post, he tries to break down our periods to the cost of a tampon.
“So, the average period is between 10-35ml of blood, each tampon holds about 5ml, so 7 tampons per cycle. Let’s be generous and say 10 for those ladies with an extra juicy uterine lining. 9 periods per year = 90 tampons max.”
Really? Not to mention, he made a critical error. Apparently, for him, women have their periods for only 9 months. That basically discredited his entire argument. But wait there's more...
He even added information on where tampons can be purchased (oh yes, we had no idea... we've only been suffering this problem for, I don't know, forever). He said, “You can get a 64 pack on Amazon for £7.90 plus shipping. Buy two packs, save on shipping and have 128 tampons for the year, that's about £20 here or their for a year’s periods.”
But that wasn't it. He even threw in free advice on cost-cutting. “Cut down on your Starbucks venti frapps and stop whining. This isn’t a first world problem.”
Then came the endless roasting on Twitter from women:
Uhmmm helloooo everyone knows periods go dormant for the winter months🙄😂 pic.twitter.com/FzjrtMSjEG— San Holo (@beeeperez) March 6, 2019
One woman even questioned whether he's ever met a woman:
I am so confused by all of this. 7 tampons per cycle? 9 periods a year? Juicy uterine lining? Has this man ever even met a woman?— Ruthieo 🎀 (@Roofus890) March 4, 2019
This woman clearly agrees:
Getting a vague sense he's never been in close personal contact with any woman ever.— Mac Lir (@AMhicLir) March 4, 2019
Or maybe, he thinks it's like an employee.
Does he think that a period goes on a holiday? Like it’s getting to Christmas, time for a trip to Mexico. Like it’s an employee 😂— uncomfortable numb 🤷🏼♂️ (@GeoduckErection) March 6, 2019
One woman sums it up almost perfectly.
Omg classic 'I'm a man and I know nothing about this but I'm going to interject with my opinion anyway because I can't stand the fact that women are complaining about it. Here's some nonsense I put together'— Dr Dawn (@inanitysgirl) March 5, 2019
Someone give this woman the remote.
Yeah tell that to my extra juicy uterine lining pic.twitter.com/SsIjmU80DF— ✨Nessa✨ (@NessaStreams) March 6, 2019
This woman just gave up.
The sarcasm is strong with this one.
I know right?! Damn well kicking myself. If I'd only known when I was having crippling heavy periods in my teens/early twenties and getting through more than 7 tampons a day (let alone a cycle). Thank goodness we have men to point these things out to us.— This? (@adorn_the_sky) March 6, 2019
Apart from the insane roasting though, there was one woman who tried to explain to him why his "logic" doesn't work. She was definitely kinder than most.
it's medically dangerous to wear a single tampon for more than 8 hours, so let's call it 6 hours/tampon. let's call it 5 days of your period (altho lots of people have 6-7 days). that's at least 20 tampons per period. TWELVE periods per year makes a minimum of 240 for the year.— ella mayo (@ermahgerd_hi) March 6, 2019
we're gonna add in a factor for people who change it more often than 6 hours. you'd buy 5 packs (320 tampons). by the cited $7.90 per pack + shipping, we get ~50 bucks. an average person would get about 450 periods in their lifetime. you end up with about $22,500 in a lifetime— ella mayo (@ermahgerd_hi) March 6, 2019
there are tons of people who can't afford to spend 50 bucks a year. even if they can afford it, period-related items shouldn't be treated like just regular ol' products.— ella mayo (@ermahgerd_hi) March 6, 2019
But there's a response that wins the comment section:
Coffee or tampons? That's the choice? Ok, I choose coffee. He'd better hope he doesn't sit in my seat when I get off the bus 💅— Holly Lloyd (@artyfuckwit) March 4, 2019
It's a shame when men start mansplaining women problems to the people who are quite intimate with them. How would you respond to him?