A man told women to "stop whining" about periods and the internet is dragging him

7 March 2019, 14:58

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This man tried to mansplain periods and the responses are brutal. Picture: Twitter/@aisghair
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

This is just mansplaining at it's finest.

A man has gone viral after he decided to tell women to stop complaining about how expensive sanitary products are – and the responses are hilariously brutal. Somehow, he managed to calculate that women should be wearing only seven tampons per cycle and they should "stop whining" about the cost of sanitary products.

In case you're not up to speed, mansplaining is when something is explained by a man, usually to a woman, in a condescending or patronising tone.

The Facebook post, which was shared on Twitter, read: "So, the average period is between 10-35ml of blood, each tampon holds about 5ml, so 7 tampons per cycle. Lets be generous and say 10 for those ladies with an extra juicy uterine lining. 9 periods per year = 90 tampons max.

"You can get a 64 pack on amazon for £7.90 plus shipping. Buy two packs, save on shipping and have 128 tampon for the year, thats about £20 here or their a years periods.

"Cut down on the Starbucks venti frappes and stop whining. This isn't a first world problem."

Sorry, what!? Um, seven tampons per cycle?! Nine periods a year!! And "extra juicy uterine lining"? Okay, sir…

Let's just debunk some of the ridiculous statements he made real quick. According to the NHS, the average period is around 40ml and a "normal" cycle ranges from 21 days to 40 days. Your period can last between 3 to 8 days, but it's usually about 5, so you'll probably need more than the seven tampons advised.


Understandably, when his comment was posted on Twitter he was savagely dragged.

I think it's fair to say if you're not clued on up the inner workings of a uterus you should probably sit this one out. When will men learn?