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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.

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All girls deserve the right to sanitary protection so they can stay in education. The answer is clear – menstruation would become an enviable, boast-worthy, masculine event: She is currently at work on Road to the Heart: To wrap up this post, I would just like for everyone who reads this, to think about these ideas as if the roles were switched. Socialist feminists would insist that only under capitalism would men be able to monopolize menstrual blood. Of course, male intellectuals would offer the most moral and logical arguments.

One can imagine right-wing women agreeing to all these arguements with a staunch and smiling masochism.

If Men Could Menstruate, by Gloria Steinem, at MUM

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


Show 25 25 50 All. Clearly, menstruation would become an enviable, worthy, masculine event: Of course, intellectuals would offer the most moral and logical arguements. Gifts, religious ceremonies, family dinners, and stag parties would mark the day. In this piece, Gloria Steinem writes about what it would be like if men menstruated rather than women and how it would be looked at differently.

If Men Could Menstruate

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Reading Freud made me just as skeptical about penis envy.

I t has passed a Nasa wind test. I think that the video I chose goes along with what she says about how menstruation would be looked at completely different if a man was to go through it.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free. Education at home is as important as being educated in school.

If men could menstruate, they would brag about it said Steinem. So let’s own womenstruation.

Young boys would talk about it as the envied beginning of manhood. Bleeding out the moisture: What if we looked at women menstruating in the way Steinem says it would be looked at if men did it? Post a Comment Cancel reply Your email is never published nor shared. She was the founding president of the Ms. Her books include the steinrm Revolution from Within: It has a 68C heated therma-core.


If Men Could Menstruate. Steinem’s office, kindly gave your MUM permission to reproduce the article, which originally appeared in the October issue of Ms. We are stwinem differently because it is not appropriate for us to freely discuss our periods, but it would be encouraged for a man to do so.

If Men Could Menstruate

In a trilogy of rather brilliant short films, WaterAid imagines how different society would be if it were men who lost the endometrium of their wombs every month. Posted October at 3: Newman and Redford in Blood Brothers! You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Steinem talks about how if men menstruated, sanitary supplies like pads, tampons, and medicine would be free or federally funded. In short, the characteristics syeinem 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.

In the rarefied fields of philosophy and religion, could women compensate for missing the rhythm of the universe?