Do you ever get annoyed when guys make snarky comments about your
period? They assume just because you are not in a sparkly mood that you must be menstruating. Men asking such moronic question certainly won’t improve the situation with your mood.
Really, women can be irritable and hormonal for a myriad other reasons besides having their period. Perhaps the reason we are in a bad mood is because some guy has been acting like a jack ass for the last hour and we are just responding to their stupid behaviour.
When you think about it, people are being sexist stereotyping women as overly emotional beings who overact when it’s that time of the month.
The details of your bodily functions aren’t anyone’s business and really pretty much every women on earth menstruates, so there’s no reason to make it into a big deal.
Next time someone is trying to period shame you, shut them up with one of our clever comebacks below.
17 Best comebacks when someone ask if you’re on your period
1. I keep my PMS unnoticeable by remaining psychotic at all times.
2. Snarky comments about menstrual cycles are not funny period!
3. Never piss off someone who bleeds for a week a month and doesn’t die.
4. I really wish your mouth had a snooze button.
5. What’s your excuse for being an asshole every day?
6. No, I just find you annoying all month.
7. Honestly, I don’t need to be on my period to act like a bitch. Anytime I’m around you I become one.
8. If bled every time I had to deal with a man like you I’d be anemic.
9. What do you mean by that comment? Are you being sexist again?
10. What a sexist thing to say. We’re not living in the Stone Age you know.
11. I’m not sure what you hope to achieve by making rude comments another person’s body functions?
12. In case nobody has told you, It’s not appropriate to ask someone about their menstrual cycle.
13. Why? Are you offering to buy me chocolate?
14. Actually, I’m experiencing the rollercoaster of emotions that is my life.
15. Did you really just say that out loud?
16. It’s not respectful to make assumptions about someone based on their menstrual cycle.
17. My menstrual cycle is personal and not up for discussion not now or ever.
Why do people ask are you on your period
Asking someone if they are on their period implies that a woman’s emotions or behaviour are controlled by her menstrual cycle, rather than being in control of a situation. People will say this if they think you are overreacting and it is an attempt to invalidate your feelings.
Making assumptions about women being on their periods reinforces negative stereotypes about women who can’t control their emotions.
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how to handle people asking if you are on your period
It can be very uncomfortable when a person asks if you are on your period and you have the right to set some boundaries. Letting the person know that you have firm boundaries in place should shut the conversation down for good.
It is best to use a respectful tone or a humorous comeback to deflect and diffuse he situation away from your personal matters.
If someone says something to you like this at work it is highly in appropriate. You have the right to say something to shut the conversation down.
If the person continues to make menstruation or period comments consider reporting the individual to your Human Resources department. Making sexist comments in the workplace is highly inappropriate and the individual should be made aware of the company’s policy.
The Role of counselling and self care
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When you are dealing with a person making comments about your period or that you are on your menstrual or and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.
Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home.
Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.