You know what annoys me about popular media (books, movies, tv shows, ext)? Unrealistic female characters.
But I’m not talking Mary Sues and impossibly cool tomboys, no no no, I’m talking something a lot more close to home: periods.
Where the hell are all these boss ass female’s monthly issues???
Ever since I was twelve and I’ve had to deal with aunt flow myself, I’ve always found it annoying and odd how this is passed over in literally everything.
Give me girls dashing to the toilet to change their pad before a maical war.
Give me detective chicks worrying about being on their period during a stake out.
Give me a female lead awkwardly explaining that she needs the car to pull over now because she has a female issue. “Do you want this upholstery stained?”
Give me the young girl joining the strange new world she found by mistake and suddenly having her first period and “what the hell is this what did your world do to me oh my god help” and the male lead/mentore has to awkwardly give her the talk her psrents haven’t yet
give me a lady in charge getting one of her people to run to the shop and get her a box of tampons
give me a girl working put how the hell to deal with this akward bleeding while on the run and camping off the map
just give me female characters that actually feel female and have the same problem as the rest of us