@ person who accused me of calling periods disgusting/calling women disgusting for having periods. no. That s not what im talking abt. I’m talking abt feeling dysphoric and uncomfortable abt me, personally, menstruating.
I spent 17.5 years as a girl (who thought she was cis) having to listen to messages from all sides about periods being gross and shameful. I worked hard to learn that menstruation is not disgusting, it is a natural and normal and sometimes beautiful part of being a woman. A WOMAN. I finally learned that and tried my best to spread that message among my sisters and share that empowerment.
But I am not a woman. And i am not saying that trans boys can’t feel empowerment from menstruating, or that we all have to hate it. I’m just saying that for ME, MYSELF, PERSONALLY, menstruating causes me extreme discomfort and dysphoria.