(Melissa Mullins) There’s a new trend among us! It’s called “free bleeding” – where a woman doesn’t use feminine products when she’s menstruating. Yes. This is apparently a thing, and People magazine thinks it’s great. Take Kiran Gandhi, a drummer for several dance and hip-hop acts. Gandhi decided to run the London Marathon “free bleeding” style to “raise awareness,” reported People. Yep. That’s right! She ran the entire race – just letting it all flow –– and she didn’t even have the decency to wear black running pants.
Gandhi ran the race to raise awareness about those who have no access to feminine products (though I’m pretty sure they’ve got this covered somehow – I mean, come on -tampons and pads weren’t around since the beginning of menstruation!)
She also ran to “encourage women to not be embarrassed about their periods.” She said:
“…I ran with blood dripping down my legs for sisters who don’t have access to tampons and sisters who, despite cramping and pain, hide it away and pretend like it doesn’t exist.”
(Suddenly I have the song “Let it go” in my head…only it’s turned into “Let it flow.”)
“I felt kind of like, Yeah! F— you!,” she said. “I felt very empowered by that. I did.”
Why would any woman do that, you may ask? Well, to feminists, it promotes two different ideas. The first is that a woman’s time of the month shouldn’t be considered something embarrassing or unclean. The second reason? Because those “awful” men created tampons, pads and other feminine products – and to hell with using anything that is “man” made!
“If there’s one way to transcend oppression, it’s to run a marathon in whatever way you want,” she wrote. “Where the stigma of a woman’s period is irrelevant, and we can re-write the rules as we choose.”
Silly girl. It seems the only ones that feel periods are something shameful or embarrassing are girls like you. We aren’t in junior high where everything seems embarrassing and are only beginning to learn the human body and its functions. When someone is fully mature, they understand the differences between men and women – except for the feminists who think there are no differences.
There’s something to be said for someone who allows any bodily fluids to run freely and in the view of public. First, it’s downright disgusting and unsanitary. Second – you do nothing to help “your cause” but come off as dirty and a little mental.
Please, do us all a favor and keep your bodily fluids out of public view.