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Period poverty / 'bleeders'

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Beagadorsrock Mon 10-Dec-18 14:07:54

"
❤️Jane Austen was a Super Plus fan, Lizzie preferred a Mooncup + Emma didn't leave Hartfield without her Thinx. But some bleeders in the UK can't afford sanitary products, imagine the scandal at the ball!💃🏽 Donate to @bloodygood__ this Festive Period & help someone's #flowhoho❣️"

twitter.com/ladycariad/status/1072068738147631104

Very disappointing. I can't believe we are back in the Middle Ages so comprehensively.
And no, using 'bleeder' is not "more inclusive" because it includes trans men. It is massively, massively reducing women to a (distasteful and historically considered 'impure') bodily function.

Can I start referring to men as "standuppissers"?

Neurotrash Mon 10-Dec-18 14:32:25

You can call them ejaculators. Or Jizzers.

13thWarriorWitch Mon 10-Dec-18 14:36:10

Trying to imagine Jane Austen's face at being described as a "bleeder"

fshock

Neurotrash Mon 10-Dec-18 14:40:14

When you try to reverse this ie, a trans man wants to be called a bleeder to be inclusive, all handmaids women accept being a bleeder etc it doesn't happen the other way. 'TW' with no surgery won't accept ejaculator or stand up pisser. It's women end of.

It's just a massive appropriation.

lunamoth581 Mon 10-Dec-18 14:40:23

Funny how defining “woman” as “adult human female” is “dehumanizing” and “reducing people to their genitals” but calling women “bleeders” (or “uterus bearers” or “vagina havers” etc) is not.

Neurotrash Mon 10-Dec-18 14:40:39

Funny dat.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 10-Dec-18 14:40:46

Ugh. Apart from what the OP said, did it not occur to them that the primary definition of 'bleeder' in U.K. dictionaries is 'a person regarded with contempt or pity'.

Neurotrash Mon 10-Dec-18 14:41:41

I also think of leeches.

Neurotrash Mon 10-Dec-18 14:43:08

Bleeding heart liberal.

Bezalelle Mon 10-Dec-18 14:43:48

The flippant tone of the tweet is almost as bad as the "bleeders".

Period poverty! Ain't it hilarious...

Awful.

Neurotrash Mon 10-Dec-18 14:43:53

"WE GOT A BLEEDER!!!"

ER.

It's just got no positivity.

Thingybob Mon 10-Dec-18 14:44:45

Bleeder (Noun)

Definition: A person you feel annoyed with or sorry for

Children? I can't stand the little bleeders!
He's got to have another operation, the poor bleeder.

Neurotrash Mon 10-Dec-18 14:45:06

Who the fuck has a flowhoho?

stillathing Mon 10-Dec-18 14:45:33

Oh this makes me sad. I rather like Cariad on the radio.

Neurotrash Mon 10-Dec-18 14:48:05

Dunno who they are but I reckon they've read too much thinx.

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 10-Dec-18 14:53:51

The organisation that Cariad is promoting seem allergic to the words women and girls. They seem to use "babe(s)" all over the place, where you would ordinarily use woman/women. Odd.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 10-Dec-18 14:57:21

Babes don't have periods. Only women and girls who've reached puberty do.

Notevenmyrealname Mon 10-Dec-18 15:02:56

Funny how defining “woman” as “adult human female” is “dehumanizing” and “reducing people to their genitals” but calling women “bleeders” (or “uterus bearers” or “vagina havers” etc) is not.

Exactly

Neurotrash Mon 10-Dec-18 15:14:06

Lovely to see yet more hyper sexualisation of young girls. Babes.

LikeDust Mon 10-Dec-18 15:21:50

"Oi ya little bleeder!"

What next? Maybe they'll call us toe rags or squirts next.

Charming.

NotTerfNorCis Mon 10-Dec-18 15:24:56

Sooo what was that TRAs always say... 'you're reducing women to biology'?

VickyEadie Mon 10-Dec-18 15:53:57

There are few things quite so satisfying as seeing someone rightfully handed their arse on a plate, however. And that Twitter thread's a masterclass in handing someone their arse on a plate.

Melamin Mon 10-Dec-18 16:25:34

I'd hate to be in a position where I cannot afford sanitary produces and to be called a 'bleeder' and have to deal with 'flowhoho' sad.

It does nothing towards respect and dignity.

silentcrow Mon 10-Dec-18 16:29:59

Do trans men actually want to be called bleeders, though? Has anyone asked, or is this another example of koolaid rightthink? I think if I was dysphoric that's the last thing I'd want to be called.

gendercritter Mon 10-Dec-18 16:39:29

It's such an offensive term!

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