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Are you taking about trans individuals? If so, of course they would be the exception :)
I did not mean to exclude them.
Thank you for pointing that out.
I didn’t know what that way until you said something. I always joke that if I went back in time I’d bring a tampon.
Truth is: I use a Diva Cup. Proud user. Best invention ever.
I’m not a fan of period blood, so anything I can do to be clean is a must.
I read some articles on it. I don’t actually believe that using tampons is like raping a woman. Rape isn’t the insert of something into the vagina. Rape is non-consenual sex.
The other reason women are doing this is to protest the idea that periods are dirty. Periods ARE dirty, dirty isn’t always bad, just fact. The blood is filled with the dirt leaving our bodies. It’s a cleansing.
Having a period is something a man WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND. He can understand the idea, but he will NEVER KNOW what it’s like to have a period. It’s a unique experience to each woman. So, women taking a stance in a way they feel comfortable about something that’s personal to them, is okay with me….
I would have to research the concepts behind the movement more to really make a stance on it. For now all I have to say is this: I believe in being clean, well organized and taking into consideration how my personal hygiene might effect others.
I’m not afraid that someone might not like my shaved legs. Fuck those people.
But I am aware that letting my period flow free could stain others furniture. Just a petty example.
Example: I’m aware that not showering could cause my body to smell so bad that others can’t handle being around me.
Again though, I’m a super clean oriented person. I tend to shower twice a day. I don’t even like sweating, so the idea that women would intentionally be dirty in such a fashion is boggling to me.
Thanks for letting me know about this interesting and odd new trend.
The scene in Ferguson is getting more intense.
Protesters are starting to feel a need to defend themselves with more than words.
If this turns into a blood bath, and I have a feeling that it might, I would like to say this: This need for violent defense on the side of protesters is because of the police. The reaction from the police birthed the need to take up arms.
Do not be fooled to think that protesters started out with guns. They started out with words.
It’s been over a week of protests, rubber bullets and tear gas.
The aggressive action of the police will not go unnoticed.
I’m not a fan of violence, but self defense is different.
In this moment, in Ferguson, self defense might be the only thing left.
And PS: For all those people who want revolutions: This is it. This is the moment.
I hope death can be avoided and freedom and justice attained.
Seriously? Are you watching the live feeds that I am? The ones from people on the street? Reporters from the Washington Post?
Yes, some people are looting, so what did the locals do? Stand guard to stop them.
Yes, some people are burning down homes? From reports, those people aren’t locals. They’re people who don’t give a shit and are there to destroy.
Yes, the cops are slow to action: Maybe if they had handled it correctly from the beginning the people wouldn’t be angry.
Police are there to protect, not to murder, rape and jail, but they do. They abuse their power. Not all cops are bad BUT FOR FUCK SAKE, how can you stand with the cops that throw tear gas at protesters?
This is a very peaceful protest/riot. Honestly, this is a great example of a protest. Anger and passion, working together, keeping people there and alert.
NOW, the state is trying to deny people a right to protest.
If my sibling was murdered in the street the way Michael Brown was, you bet you sorry ass I would be fucking angry.
I can’t be in Ferguson, standing with the community, but I can make others aware, I can WATCH the live feeds instead of catching up on TV.
My brother and I paused our TV shows and watched the live feeds from Wednesday. I began to cry. I was overwhelmed as I watched the cops throw tear gas, as I watched them scream “Turn off your cameras.”
Fuck that shit.
Fuck being passive right now.
Peaceful protest is what is happening.
Is it going to be perfect? No.
But why should it?
Why should there be NO violence against the police?
People throwing tear gas back at the cops IS justice.
For those of you that are interested in watching live feeds. My favorite IS HERE: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930