Parents Magazine Publishes Photo of Boy Holding Sign: ‘Men Have Periods too’

Imagine being so delusional that you believe men can have a period. Men, who biologically do not have uteruses or vaginas or menstrual cycles, cannot have a period. The only way someone who appears to be a man could have one is if a WOMAN dressed up like a man.

Leave it to Parents magazine to push the limits of sanity by publishing a photo of a four-year-old boy holding a sign that says “some men have periods too” on Instagram.

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One mom is showing her support for Always’ decision to remove the female Venus symbol from their packaging to be more inclusive of trans and non-binary people: “Some men have periods. Some non-binary people have periods. Some women have periods. Eli has been told about periods since he saw blood on my pants a couple of years ago (I no longer have them now and tbh it is shit when it’s seen as like the ultimate feminine superpower because I’m still a woman so 🖕🏻). I didn’t use the language of women have periods because it’s not entirely inclusive. I told him that SOME women, SOME non binary people and SOME men have periods. It was easy for him to accept as he hadn’t had to unlearn the engrained societal norm but if a 4 year old can grasp it I’m sure most of us can have a crack at unlearning transphobic/misinformed norms and open our minds… ya think? 🙄 Trans men may have ‘female’ sex organs and still experience periods and some non binary people have periods too therefore removing a female logo off the front of sanitary products helps include us all 😊 isn’t that wholesome and a nice gesture? Why in the name of Lizzo should that affect ANY of us… it’s not insulting to women, it’s not discrediting women, it’s opening up the community to make it a safe space for those who don’t identify as women but still have periods. Stop being a asshat. Grasp it." Tap the link in bio to read more. via @millykeepsgoing

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The boy’s mother, Milly Bhaskara, originally posted the photo on her Instagram, and Parents reposted it.

Bhaskara posted a caption with the photo stating how she explained to her young son that both women and men have periods, as well as some non-binary people.

“Some men have periods. Some non-binary people have periods. Some women have periods.” the mother wrote, “Eli has been told about periods since he saw blood on my pants a couple of years ago… I didn’t use the language of women have periods because it’s not entirely inclusive.
I told him that SOME women, SOME non binary people and SOME men have periods.”

She continued, “It was easy for him to accept as he hadn’t had to unlearn the engrained societal norm but if a 4 year old can grasp it I’m sure most of us can have a crack at unlearning transphobic/misinformed norms and open our minds… ya think?”

“Trans men may have ‘female’ sex organs and still experience periods and some non binary people have periods too therefore removing a female logo off the front of sanitary products helps include us all.” Bhaskara added,  “Why [in] the name of Lizzo should that affect ANY of us… it’s not insulting to women, it’s not discrediting women, it’s opening up the community to make it a safe space for those who don’t identify as women but still have periods.”

Of course this ridiculousness has received major backlash.