There’s sadly nothing unusual about a man trying to explain something to a woman that they already know about. But what about a man trying to explain something there’s no way he can know about?
This Twitter user has managed to lower the bar for men everywhere.
As if men didn’t look bad enough already.
He said something about period pains that was so, so stupid, it can only be described as a typical male remark.
But what exactly did he say?
He posted a tweet that consisted of two pictures. One was of a soccer player skidding across the ground on his knees. The other was of the knee scraping damage.
He wrote, “Until women experience this, I don’t wanna hear about period pains.”
This is dumb in more than one way.
The obvious stupidity is that he has no way of knowing what period pain actually feels like. But he’s also ignoring the fact that there are millions of female athletes across the world who have experienced both kinds of pain!
And perhaps these people who have experienced both types of pain are a little more qualified to judge which is worse?
There’s also the fact that on the whole, women don’t complain about period pains a whole lot. For something that affects most women on a monthly basis, there’s a noticeable lack of “Oh, I can’t do this or that due to my period pains,” being said.
By the Twitter user’s logic, on a daily basis, 25% of young women are whining about the pain that they go through when having a period.
Any man who regularly spends any length of time around women knows that this isn’t happening.
And it’s not like women aren’t suffering when having periods. As well as cramps, they can cause back pain, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches and other symptoms that would have the typical man whining all day long.
Luckily, the women of Twitter were at hand to shut the user down. And they put him in his place again and again and again.
Many of the comments are hilarious and will have you chuckling all day long:
And to settle the matter once and for all, many females who had experienced both scraped knees and period pains stated conclusively that period pains are worse!
The Twitter user has not responded to a single one of the thousands of replies to his initial tweet.
And there have been numerous studies upon whether men or women handle pain better.
Because science is best used to answer sexist questions.
The results are pretty conclusive.
As WebMD states “Women, many experts now agree, recover more quickly from pain, seek help more quickly for their pain, and are less likely to allow pain to control their lives. They also are more likely to marshal a variety of resources-coping skills, support, and distraction-with which to deal with their pain.”
That basically means that, on the whole, men are much bigger crybabies, whereas women deal with pain and seek out practical solutions.
And the experts aren’t saying this without any evidence. They’ve conducted experiments where they injected testosterone into female mice and estrogen into male mice. They discovered that male and female pain killing systems work in different ways.
So the point is that the Twitter user, and male athletes in general, could all use a shot of estrogen to help them through their knee scraping ordeals.
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