Skip to comments.For transgender men, pain of menstruation is more than just physical
Posted on 01/12/2020 3:49:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
Safety concerns and a lack of access to menstruation products are among the issues trans and gender-nonconforming people face during "that time of the month."
When transgender model and activist Kenny Ethan Jones experienced his first period, he faced both physical and psychological pain. Initially, Jones, who had not yet come out as trans at the time, felt like he was losing control and didnt understand what was happening to his body. However, one thing was clear: He didnt feel like himself.
I didnt believe that having periods would be a part of my lived experience, Jones told NBC News. I felt isolated; everything about periods was tailored to girls, yet me, a boy, was experiencing this and nothing in the world documented that.
He currently experiences a wide range of challenges with his monthly bleeding, especially when it comes to getting his hands on menstrual hygiene products.
Having a period already causes me a lot of [gender] dysphoria, but this dysphoria becomes heightened when I have to shop for a product that is labeled as womens health and in most cases, is pretty and pink, Jones explained.
Some transgender and gender-nonconforming people who menstruate, like Jones, say when the products are categorized as womens products, they can feel alienated and may even avoid purchasing them altogether.
Ive definitely seen a positive shift with the discussion around women experiencing periods, but the stigma towards trans men, nonbinary and intersex individuals having them is still alive and well, said Jones, who gained attention in 2018 when he was the face of a U.K.-based menstruation companys ad campaign. People are still reluctant to the idea that its not only women that experience periods.
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Its mud, all right.
Hey, Kenny, take a walk on the wild side to the corner drugstore and pick up some Midol.
No wonder they get themselves bumped off when some guy discovers wood when they are parked in lovers lane.
Flippin' morons...one and all.
When transgender model and activist Kenny Ethan Jones experienced his first period, he faced both physical and psychological pain. Initially, Jones, who had not yet come out as trans at the time, felt like he was losing control and didnt understand what was happening to his body. However, one thing was clear: He didnt feel like himself.That's because IT WAS STILL A GIRL.
He thinks he’s a woman but he objects to feminine products because they’re labeled for women and packaged in pink?
That word, ‘woman,’ I don’t think it means what you think it means!
Sounds like someone needs a Midol, or a HIS-terectomy.
Seems perfectly reasonable to me. Turn the innie into an outie...POOF...it is done!
You have to wonder how such an article got written. How did the authoress find the freak to write about him? Did her editor give her an assignment to write about this nuttiness? Did she propose it to her editor? The editor gave the go-ahead? Did the freak contact them and say “Write about me!”
Just HOW does this CRAP get created?
Maybe its not physical at all. Maybe hes having psychological mentrual cramps.
I further assume that the transition was made after puberty. So it’s not like the tranny doesn’t actually know what’s going on, right?
You have to wonder why these people even warrant the ink to print this cr*p!
Mentally ill for sure!
They are a living, breathing Hieronymus Bosch painting.
One word: AMAZON
The walk back has begun. This has been happening all across the country as people push back.
Thank god this horrible episode is ebbing.
The fact that NBC news thinks this is news worthy article just proves that NBC is as demented as these women that pretend to be men. They are women.
I buy feminine products for my wife when I am shopping. I do not have a problem doing this.
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