By gabbykinz13 - 08/03/2012 21:48 - United States
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When I'm on my period I do get mood swings, but they're not uncontrollable and I don't think being on your period is a good excuse for ripping out someone's hairs whilst they're asleep. I know people are saying 'YDI for trying to find out when to avoid her', but I'd avoid her as well if she was doing something like that to me.
Dudes should know by now never ask girls when they're on their periods
This is what I read: Look at me being all tough on the internet pretending, acting cool and shit. Being a total dickhead and acting like I don't care what anyone else says while hiding behind the safety of a computer monitor is totally a way to get people to respect my shit. I'm going to conveniently ignore the fact that any shit I spout on a web site I would never have the balls to say to someone's face, nor any of the actions I claim I would do without hesitation would I actually have the guts to do. Yeah look at me wagging my epeen all over the place because it's bigger than my real dick. Anyone who replies to me is going to get their shit ruined because I'm so totally swagger and witty and any insults I say will definitely ruin their self esteem because I AM THE SHIT. I AM THE SHIT - when no one knows who the fuck I am and there are absolutely no consequences to the bullshit I spew.
What kind of idiot asks that? Oh right, you do. NEVER ask that. Never.
So, because she's acting bitchy, it AUTOMATICALLY means that she is on, or near her period, and thus there is no reason why she's bitchy. She's just bitchy. Oh no, it couldn't be that she's upset about something, or stressed. Oh hell no, couldn't be that at all! I hate it when men (women do it too, but I've found to a much lesser extent) dismiss a woman being angry/upset/short-fused because "Oh they're obviously on their period." How about you TALK to your girlfriend and say, "Hey, you seem kinda stressed, is everything okay?" Instead of the accusing and dismissive, "Are you on your period?" How would you feel if you were really stressed out and someone looks at you and instead of trying to find out why you are upset, and then offering to help, they just dismiss you entirely because of something you can't control (and it might not even be the reason why you are stressed)?
I admit I assumed that the girlfriend was upset (be it for something happening in her life or hormones from PMS) and that's why he asked when her period was showing up, because it just doesn't seem like a guy would randomly ask out of the blue in order to "be prepared". In any case, I still think it's a bit rude and insensitive to ask when your girlfriend's period is going to be coming around. It makes it sound like he wants to avoid her during that time (especially with how he worded the FML). I think he could've gone around it a better way, in a way that sounded like he wanted to be supportive of her during that time (to help ease the hell that PMS can be) and not like he wanted to have a bunker prepared for the vicious fallout.
Nope. My PMS symptoms (thanks to the wonders of birth control) are that I get very mellow and just want to eat fruit, play video games, and read manga. I also know when that is going to be coming around thanks to the pills allowing me to keep easy track. Prior to medication though, my cramps would be so blindingly painful that I would be legit crying out in pain, and bedridden until they were gone thanks to vertigo, nausea, and the aforementioned painful cramps. I've just grown up where every time a woman becomes upset, or angry, or disagrees with someone else, the immediate response is "Oh you're on your period aren't you?" and to be dismissed because of that assumption. It's just one of my biggest pet peeves.
This x100 When I'm on my period I'm exactly the same - heck, I'm usually more stressed, or "bitchy" as most people call it, when I'm NOT on it. It's very insensitive to ask "Are you on your period?" to anyone. If they wanted you to know they would tell you, sheesh.