Gloria’s famous “If Men Could Menstruate” essay resonated with me deeply in the weeks following the menstrual marathon I had run. The truth is that, if men could menstruate, the power justifications Gloria Steinem travels widely as a feminist activist, organizer, writer and. Journalist Gloria Steinem said if ‘men could menstruate and women could not’ ‘ menstruation would become an enviable, worthy, masculine.

Author: Mut Gule
Country: Sri Lanka
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Life
Published (Last): 4 April 2017
Pages: 485
PDF File Size: 10.47 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.5 Mb
ISBN: 691-1-80043-934-4
Downloads: 6443
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Nataxe

All girls deserve the right to sanitary protection so they can stay in education. Or for their lack of symbolic death and resurrection every month? Statistical surveys would show that men did better in sports and won more Olympic medals during their periods.

If men men-struated, they coudl own it said Steinem. Menopause would be celebrated as a positive event, the symbol that menstrjate had accumulated enough years of cyclical wisdom to need no more. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Gloria Steinem: “If Men Could Menstruate”

Norma Jeanon the life of Menstrute Monroe. So laugh at Menstrual Hygiene Day if you want to. Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free.

Posted November at Male human beings have built whole cultures around the idea that penis envy is “natural” to women – though having such an coulld organ might be said to make men vulnerable, and the power to give birth makes womb envy at least as logical.

Nor will you see any reference to the fact that women throw away, on average, kg gooria sanitary products in a lifetime, adding up totonnes of sanitary waste per year.


Author, activist and feminist Gloria Steinem wrote in a hilarious essay about a world in which certain roles were reversed: You are commenting using your WordPress. About Thomson Reuters Foundation News news.

Yesterday was International Otter Day. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Gifts, religious ceremonies, family dinners, and stag parties would mark the day.

Magazine where she continues to serve as a consulting editor. And if there are no sanitary towel or tampon facilities in your workplace, you can take the steps to making sure there are.

In philosophy and religion, how could women compensate for being disconnected from the rhythm of the universe? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I think that the video I chose goes along with what she says about how menstruation would be looked at ken different if a man was to go through it. Liberal males in every field would try to be kind.

If men could menstruate, they would brag about it said

Richie and Potsie try to convince Fonzie that he is still The Fonz, though he has missed two periods in a row. Liberal males in every field would try to be kind: She was an editor of The Reader’s Companion to U.

Gifts, religious ceremonies, family dinners, and stag parties would mark the day. Of course, intellectuals would offer the most moral and logical arguements.


So what would happen if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not? And how would women be trained to react? Steinem states that if men menstruated rather than women, that it would be seen as a manly process, not something nasty or unnatural. What if we looked at women menstruating in the way Steinem says it would be looked at if men did it? In the US, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has been trying for years to get a bill passed that would require tampon manufacturers to be more transparent about the chemical content of their products.

In short, the characteristics of the powerful, whatever they may be, are thought to be better than the characteristics of the powerless – and logic has nothing to do with it.

If Men Could Menstuate by Gloria Steinem

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Men would brag about how long and how much. And, for the heck of it, inspect a Midol booklet! In the beginning of the video there is a sports reporter interviewing and football star that says that his secret to his success all comes down to his flow and that the team does so well because they all follow his cycle.