When a man decides to take charge and explain that a skinned knee is more painful than period cramps... all hell will break loose.
It is happening again. First, we had a man who thought that he knew how many pads women needed for their periods... 90 for 9 months. That caught your attention, didn't it? Well, you can read about it here.
But now, we have a man who's comparing a skinned knee to period pain and then decided to post it on Twitter... for everyone to see. And I mean everyone.
It all started when Twitter user @_sargee used the platform to post a picture of a soccer player scraping the field alongside a picture of a pair of scraped knees. Then he captioned it... wait for it... "Until women experience this, I don’t wanna hear about period pains."
Until women experience this, I don’t wanna hear about period pains. pic.twitter.com/8Bgr7Ivyy6— 🧨❌ (@__sargee) March 15, 2019
Yeah... that definitely didn't go over too well as women destroyed him in the comments. With no lack of sarcasm and anger, women on the Twitterverse, along with some men too were ready to rip him apart for his last three brain cells having a sad brain fart.
Some of these comments are dripping with so much sarcasm, it could fill Willy Wonka's chocolate river. This thread especially:
oh no! what to do when you scrape a knee!— 𝓁𝒶𝓋 SAW CM 3x (@softerstark) March 16, 2019
Put a pad on it I guess🤷♀️😂— Sydnyee🖤♡ (@PINOF_Sharpie) March 16, 2019
someone give him a pad!— 𝓁𝒶𝓋 SAW CM 3x (@softerstark) March 17, 2019
"Sure, scraped knees are worse":
Also, periods feel like being stabbed with a knife in the gut, since one of our organs is literally killing itself for a week as we go into a mild form of labor. But sure. Scraped knees are worse.— Ess 💜 IS SEEING BTS (@ess_phoenix) March 16, 2019
And this gem of a comment:
Some women tried to educate him:
Mild form of labor is a pretty good description. Real labor is white hot, searing pain as a woman is literally ripped apart from the inside out. The hip bones spread slowly over the course of hours, the vaginal canal stretched to its ripping point. Men couldn’t handle real labor.— Zadidoll (@zadidoll) March 16, 2019
Until he replied:
👀 I guess you didn’t see the experiment they did to make men feel period pains, they were all crying but whatever 😬— 🥰 (@GiaLosiya) March 15, 2019
We don’t care about experiments, we care about the facts.— 🧨❌ (@__sargee) March 15, 2019
Mate lol they couldn’t handle the fake spasms, what makes you think they could handle real ones that turn up when you least expect them? Least you know what you’re gonna get in a football game. Can’t really compare the two 🤷🏼♀️— ᴍᴀʀʏᴀᴍ ɴᴀᴢ (@MNaz98) March 15, 2019
And then there were others who didn't even grace his post with actual words... just GIFs:
Apparently, his IQ leaves something to be desired:
Still waiting for his IQ to kick in:
And then came the debunking because they found that the knees in the picture belong to a girl!:
Some are genuinely confused by his twisted logic:
I don't understand. Do you think women don't play sports, or women are invulnerable? What's the point you're trying to make here? I know that you're wrong, I just want to know how wrong.— Alexandra Erin (@alexandraerin) March 17, 2019
How is playing sports anything like periods?:
firstly playing sports is a choice unlike having a period... secondly...— harry james potter warrior (@pctterdiaries) March 16, 2019
ps: i’m aware the woman in the last picture is a rugby player, but she’s still an athlete so :) pic.twitter.com/WOKjHxSm2J
And women have never had skinned knees... ever:
oh yes because only men have knees— 𝚓𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚎 (@petrifyursoul) March 16, 2019
haven't you heard? women can't hurt their knees, they have invisible force fields around them, therefore no women on the face of this planet has ever experienced this— Lane :) (@Steadyjumsuit) March 16, 2019
Some women even shared their own skinned knees stories:
I've been hit by a car and have endometriosis. Sit down. pic.twitter.com/bc8M2NC9pI— Al pal (@Allie_bam_a) March 17, 2019
I still prefer this than 7 days of period and pain every month... Todo pendejo pic.twitter.com/IJTi84da0b— Hayde (@HaydeDeLuna) March 18, 2019
Of course, the reactions might be funny to see or highly relatable, these kinds of comments bring to light exactly how little respect and importance is still given to women's issues. Especially the ones men have no way of experiencing or understanding. It shows us that there are still men out there who are unwilling to sit down and educate themselves on a health condition that their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, and daughters all have no choice but to endure.
But there are women as well as men who are willing to educate men like them. So all hope is not lost.