Man tells women how to manage their periods – gets the response he deserves
The Welsh Government has taken steps to alleviate one of the distressing side effects of poverty – girls having to miss school because they can’t afford the products to manage their periods. It’s disgraceful that the policy is necessary, but good that they’ve agreed to try and tackle the issue – only, not everyone agrees. Welsh Brexiter and property developer, Marcus Stead, had a very different opinion.
The old “Poor people can live on cheap stuff so why are they moaning?” schtick never gets old, especially as it invariably comes from people who wouldn’t have a clue how to live on even double the minimum wage for a month.
Stead’s ignorant comment was given short shrift. Women weren’t happy about being told how to manage their periods by a man.
Oh how wonderful – a man who has never had a period is here to tell us how to deal with our periods cheaper. When the cheap pads get soaked through because they're crap & we're bleeding all over the place it's fine because at least we've saved money, right? Oh & btw: FUCK OFF https://t.co/BKPbeIrAjB
— Glucky-go-Lightly (@CoffeeAndGinger) April 14, 2019
You'd be better off filling your knickers with porridge than 33p sanitary towels. https://t.co/k41UQiTrIS
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) April 14, 2019
Us girls ALWAYS enjoy men lecturing us about the cost of sanitary wear cos until you've used very cheapest sanitary wear, you'll have no idea what it's like. Do try wiping your fat, privileged arse with one square of value brand bog roll every time you go and you might get close. https://t.co/e9UlaUcEIp
— Mrs Brightside (@mynameisgill) April 14, 2019
Wow, tell us more – as a man – about period requirements, you imbecilic sausage
— Rachael (@RachaelvsWorld) April 14, 2019
Why stop there? The malnutrition caused by a family sharing a kilo of gruel per week will cause periods to stop, thus saving a pound. https://t.co/l4Uw3iCrsq
— Another Angry Woman (@stavvers) April 14, 2019
Others were highly unimpressed by his presumption to understand poverty.
Can we stop this nonsense where privileged fuckfaces throw shade and judge people less fortunate than them while it's perfectly clear they couldn't survive a week in their shoes?https://t.co/jjjBTW1c2W
— Chairman Mardikins (@IAmMardikins) April 14, 2019
I love it when people with money are so judgemental….getting a pair of shoes for school can wipe a family out for the week…but he would not know this. https://t.co/7IJNCQ9X7l
— Hairyleggedlentileatingwoman (@MLCwoman) April 14, 2019
Can we please stop all this nonsense about ignorant twats who CAN afford things thinking they know what people who can't afford things actually go through on a daily basis? https://t.co/TZDQLoG3Hv
— Rosie (@TheRosie) April 14, 2019
If you have £0 it doesn’t matter how cheap something is, you still can’t buy it because you have £0. So many people not grasping the concept of having no money 🙈🙈
— Jac Rock (@JacRockTweets) April 14, 2019
Like most people, primal scheme was just unhappy with the whole arrogant declaration.
imagine wanting to deny literal children food and sanitary products. fuck me https://t.co/bUBSLxOACf
— primal scheme (@pcon666) April 14, 2019
Photographer, keewa, recalled the words of Ebenezer Scrooge …
Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses? https://t.co/msyp8AniKw
— keewa (@keewa) April 14, 2019
While, Twitter user, Dr Graham, expertly turned Stead’s own words against him.
Please can we stop all this nonsense about property developers not being able to 'afford' to build affordable housing. It might not make as much money as other housing, but if you're a property developer you can probably 'afford' to give something back & make a touch less profit. https://t.co/nGCTFxYGhk
— Dr Graham (@oxguin) April 14, 2019