"people who menstruate" maths article

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vivariumvivariumsvivaria Fri 22-May-20 12:57:45

I keep trying to get my head round the fuzzy language from Bloody Good Period, The Vagina Museum et al about things female bodies do and have. So I read this article, which didn't help me understand, gave me a bit of a headache - but, the comments are worth a read.


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SarahTancredi Fri 22-May-20 13:06:12

Good God that's dreadful.

People who bleed arent dying in menstruation huts. Women and girls are .

There have been zero protests from anaorexics and pcos sufferers about how offensive the word woman is. Infact pcos is a specifically female condition and sex is important when dealing with anorexia because statistics need to be accurate , the calorie requirements of men and women are different and of course the risks to the baby if the mum is anorexic.

How dare they angry

sourdoughismyreligion Fri 22-May-20 13:15:08

No. 10 is the real reason. Post-menopausal women, women on birth control, women with DSDs, girls who aren't yet menstruating, women who have had hysterectomys have never demanded that the words 'women and girl' not be used when discussing periods. The only people who make these demands are the trans community.

sourdoughismyreligion Fri 22-May-20 13:16:05

I mean no.8.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 22-May-20 13:17:58

Comments went well! grin

RoyalCorgi Fri 22-May-20 13:44:06

Comments are good. Juliet Oosthuysen points out the obvious logical flaw:

'You’re conflating All Women and Girls Menstruate with Menstruation only affects women and girls. Only women and girls menstruate. So you can untie yourself from that self-imposed Gordian knot, forget about your daft “menstruation maths” and relax. Women and girls -only- menstruate.'

It really is that simple. It's like the difference between saying all rapists are men and all men are rapists. Or All Dogs Have Four Legs and All Four-Legged Things Are Dogs.

Hard to believe that someone can be that stupid.

Antibles Fri 22-May-20 13:59:00


A simple Venn diagram is all the Maths that is needed.

Two separate circles. The one on the right is males. The one on the left is females. Within the latter, a smaller circle representing those women who menstruate. Doesn't overlap with the male circle. FFS. That we are having to waste our time with this shit.

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