#freebleeding ?

I’m not sure how many of you have heard of this new trend of using hashtags with #freebleeding on Twitter and other social media but when I first heard of it, I thought it was so disgusting and probably modern-day feminism has gone wild and insensible.
Researching a little bit more about this new hoax, apparently in February 2014, free bleeding was promoted by members of 4chan as a prank to convince women that feminine hygiene products were a form of patriarchal oppression.
Women get a little bit emotional when it comes to any news about oppression against women. I think that’s the reason behind women tweeting and making #freebleeding so popular in February 2014. Look at these tweets on Twitter for yourselves. 

Simply reading the comments below on this article, I can see the ‘concern’ some women have about mensus and free-bleeding. If you are a man and reading this post, do you feel ‘uncomfortable’ when you partner is having mensus? Does it even feel disgusting? What about women being ‘untouchable’ during mensus? While some women prefer not having sex when they are bleeding, the society, from earlier days has made things worse for women by painting a negative image about menstruation. 
The use of sanitary pads is definitely to help woman stay clean. Walking around with menstruation blood flowing all around your house and the public places is just not a wise act. The real challenge lies in educating the society to accept the way a female body functions. 
The real challenge lies in teaching your kids about quality and respecting both sexes. How do you go about dealing with sexual education with kids? 

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4 thoughts on “#freebleeding ?

  1. I think I’ll skip getting blood out of all my clothing, and upholstered surfaces once a month. I like my Diva Cup for this purpose. I buy it once, it’s reusable, it won’t give me toxic shock syndrome, I’m in touch with my body and its processes. Good enough for me.

  2. What? Freebleeding? I’m all for feminism but I don’t think that feminism is about letting blood drip down your legs and leaving a trail where ever you go. Jas I’m with you, this is the extreme. And not for me. I think women can find a more worthy cause to put a hashtag in front of. Tampons and pads are not something I was ever willing to do without.

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