An absurd joke that started off as a 4chan troll – the depiction of women openly displaying their period-stained pants in the name of social justice – has actually been adopted for real by the left.
“Free-bleeding,” the practice of avoiding feminine hygiene products because they are an oppressive tool of the “patriarchy” and part of male “period-shaming,” began life as a hoax created by members of the notorious 4chan message board back in 2014.
4chan pranksters attempted to troll feminists by convincing them that displaying their period-sodden pants was making a stand for women’s liberation.
Over the course of the next 12 months, numerous progressives fell for it completely, embracing the sight of blood-soaked crotches as a social justice cause.
Fast forward to last week, when “transgender artist” Cass Clemmer, a biological female, posted a picture of him/herself wearing blood-stained pants while holding a sign that read, “Periods are not just for women. #BleedingWhileTrans.”
The Huffington Post celebrated the image by declaring it to be a “powerful attempt to broaden the cultural understanding of the different types of people who experience menstruation.”
According to HuffPo, the photo proves that “women aren’t the only ones who get periods.”
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 24, 2017
Given the fact that the individual in the photo is a woman and that there are only two genders (reference; science), yes it does prove exactly that.
The phenomenon is akin Poe’s law in reverse.
Poe’s law states that “it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so obviously exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken by some readers or viewers as a sincere expression of the parodied views.”
Only this time around, the left has actually embraced the parody and turned it into a genuine claim that women, and transgender biological males who identify as women, are oppressed because society thinks period stains are disgusting.
Period stains are disgusting. They are as disgusting as someone who has pissed their pants and is walking around in public flaunting the fact that they have pissed their pants.
Pretending that bodily functions necessitate a righteous social justice crusade cannot change the nature of reality. Sorry.
Oh yeah, and there are only two genders. That’s science. Deal with it.