Self Proclaimed “Meninist” Wants Women To Hold Their Menstrual Cycles
By Warped Speed
Aunt Flo is one annoying house guest. She’s uncomfortable to be around, messy, and pretty expensive to host. Women are painfully aware (pun intended) of the side effects that come with menstruating, and no… we aren’t talking about the physical side. Ladies of the world spend upwards of $70 a year on essential sanitary products like tampons and pads. If you include pain management costs like hot pads, Midol, and the occasional chocolate bar, you’re looking at a $100 dollar bill, just for dealing with what mother nature gave us!
If you think that is ludicrous, sanitary products are taxed as luxury items, AKA “products not considered essential” like cigarettes, boats, furs, and jewelry. This summer, Canada made history when its Parliament voted unanimously to eliminate a national tax on menstrual products and the United States is currently fighting that same battle. Sounds like common sense, right?
Well, not everyone agrees. A self-proclaimed “meninist” sparked fury this week after going on an anti-tampon rant during which he suggest that women should just learn to “control their bladders”.
Last week, Ryan Williams probably wasn’t planning to make a complete fool of himself in front of the entire world… but thank god for the internet right? In a utterly naive tweet, Ryan wrote how women who want tax-free tampons should just “hold their bladders” and that if they “are going to bleed then they should wait until they get to the toilet.”
Not even kidding.
Gotta Close Those Legs!
He continued to write, “I don’t urinate everywhere and expect free nappies. I don’t think condoms should be free either. Close your legs and hold your bladder end of discussion.”
Obviously, his entire Twitter feed began sharing the Tweet and criticizing his ignorance. When we first heard about this story, we thought Ryan was trolling us all of us but after reading through some interviews, we now know he is really just that stupid.
When Roisin Lanigan of thetab.com asked to explain more about his opinion, he responded, “I think the tampon tax is ridiculous. Tampons are not a necessity. It’s like bottled water – people are trying to keep bottled water in business. But it’s the same thing as with tampons, it’s an unnecessary product. Just hold your bladder.”
The interviewer then clarified the shocking fact that periods actually don’t come from the bladder to which Ryan responded, “Sorry, what?”
The interviewer then asked, “Do you think that women menstruate from their bladders?”
“They do. It does.” replied the 19-year-old.
When she tried to delve more into the biology of the menstrual cycle, Ryan cut her off saying, “Oh god. Stop. This is getting too graphic for me. I’m sorry.” The conversation then took a turn to politics. Ryan admitted that he identified with the “Brexit Party” and then changed his answer when he realized the “Brexit Party” doesn’t actually exist.
Self Proclaimed Meninist
“Er. I guess it’s the meninist party. It’s the meninist movement which I’m now taking to the next level to get the facts out there for people,” he continued before making an excuse to get off the phone never to be reached again.
Most recently, we’ve learned that Ryan’s girlfriend of 15 months dumped him in light of the recent events.
Bad Break Up
Speaking yesterday, Ryan admitted “My girlfriend dumped me after her friends had sent her pictures of my tweets. She was crying when she saw some of the abuse I was getting. She was upset that I came out as a meninist and her family were upset that she was being associated with me.
“[My counselor] tried to explain about some anatomy. I pretended she helped a lot, had her take some photos of me and then left as fast as I could.
“It was a complete waste of time.”
He added, “I completely understand that there’s something called a uterus and that it’s not stuck with the bladder but is obviously connected to the muscles which are connected to the bladder and uterus so it all comes out the same hole regardless. I think women should learn to clench their muscles.
“Not only are tampons a luxury item they are also ruining the planet and wildlife.”
You can’t make this stuff up people!!
Those Darn Feminists
“They should be taxed and taxed again if feminists are going to keep being incontinent,” he concluded.
Well, there you have it. It seems like there is no changing Ryan’s mind! What do you think about all this?