By ducksgurl - 12/05/2015 16:17 - Canada
ducksgurl tells us more.
For all of you wondering about the "borrowing" part, no I was not planning on actually giving it back. But asking to borrow something seems much more polite than demanding someone to give you something. On another note, I think this was just my mother's breaking point. We do have a very strained relationship and had actually been arguing all morning. I just thought it was funny that this was the thing she chose to snap on me for. Much love, thanks guys!
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Next month, hide all of her products a few hours or days before and see if she asks the same of you. If she does, repeat the same thing she said to you, she'll get it, and won't say anything like that again. Good luck op.
Don't want to be a dick about this, but especially if you have irregular periods it seems important to me to make sure you have tampons (or pads or a mooncup or whatever) with you at all time. That being said, yelling about someone asking a tampon is quite ridiculous.
Contrary to popular belief, menstruation does not make women irrational. It just lowers our threshold of how much annoyance we'll take before speaking up about it because we're tired and in pain. When men are tired and in pain they also get a bit grumpy, but no one calls them "irrational" because double standards. Men just love to declare any expression of female discontentment "irrational." Some women (3-8%) do suffer from Premenstrual dysphoric disorder that causes mood swings, but the mood swings happen before menstruation, not during. In short, if the OP's mother is acting irrational, it's probably her own individual thing and has nothing to do with universal female experiences. Don't use menstruation as an excuse to gaslight people.
#21 I'm a woman and don't believe it's a double-standard that men think women get "irrational" (even though no one said that?) men don't get periods and therefore have never experienced what they're like, nor how they can change a woman (i.e anger due to pains and cramps). I find it a bit ridiculous how some feminists will turn any inexperienced statement into an argument on gender.
21, fact or not, the period symptoms are causing the woman to have a shorter fuse, be irritable, grumpy (etc.) so it's normal to blame the situation (the period) as the cause of the grumpiness. The fact is, a lot of women get grumpy and more irritable during their period (whatever the cause may be). And if every male had a cold every month which caused them to be irritable and grumpy, then we would say "wow he must have his cold" if he snaps or acts extra grumpy. We'd probably even say "someone needs a tissue." It's not a double standard, it just so happens that men don't have a monthly cold (or some other type of period equivalent) that makes them extra irritable, grumpy and short fused. Let's not make this into a double standard or sexist thing when it's not.
Well damn, that whole statement is ironic considering she's the one acting inmature.
I'm just wondering how "borrowing" a tampon would work..."okay I'm finished with it, you can have it back now"
I think it's a thing people do to come across as more polite. "Can I have a thing of yours" can come across as too direct. The proper polite way to say it is "Could I please have a thing of yours" but "Borrow" makes the taking seem less permanent. Besides, if one is used to hearing "borrow" said for every request, as it is super common, eventually it becomes a habit regardless of how long one is keeping the thing.