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    The Free-Bleeding Hoax And The Feminists Who Swallowed It

    ‘Free bleeding’ and the stupidly clever feminists who fell for it



    Did you know that tampons were just another brutal expression of the oppressive patriarchy? I must confess that I didn’t either, until the story broke this week about an unfortunate woman who decided to run the London marathon during her time of the month without any panty pads, in ostentatious protest against the alleged male practice of ‘period-shaming’.

    I’ll come to the ‘unfortunate’ part in a moment. But first, the background. Her name is Kiran Gandhi (a Harvard MBA and former drummer of the agit-rock collective MIA) and four months ago, she chose to run the London marathon, unencumbered by the ‘absurd’ presence of a chaffing ‘wad of cotton’ wedged between her legs, and blog about her triumph for the delectation of her sisters in the third-wave feminist movement.

    ‘Someone came up behind me making a disgusted face to tell me in a subdued voice that I was on my period … I was like … wow, I had NO idea!’ recounted Kiran in her blog, wittily titled ‘A Modern Period Piece’.

    Kiran, however, was certainly not going to be fazed by such antediluvian finger-wagging. Well, only a bit. ‘I was going through all these crazy thoughts and analyzing whether I was … a crazy chick who needs just to calm down and reach for an effing tampon,’ she confesses. Perhaps, though she doesn’t say this, she might have been better off doing it dressed as a menstruating rhino, or the bottom half of a donkey, or a seven-foot high Tampax bearing the red-painted legend: ‘MEN! THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT’.

    Overall, Kiran couldn’t have been happier with the generally enthusiastic response she received. (From those who noticed her statement, anyway. Her decision to wear orange leggings rather than white ones may have detracted from the full effect). ‘The female body is incredible,’ she gasp as she races towards the finish line to the arms of her supportive and not at all embarrassed family.

    This week, the story broke in a media starved of anything else to write in the silly season. Most outlets had nothing but praise for Kiran’s principled stance against panty pad-related oppression. ‘Bring on the menstruation revolution: “Donald Trump is going to bloody love it”’, crowed the Guardian. ‘26-year-old woman bleeds proudly through her first marathon,’ exulted Cosmo, having apparently mistaken her for someone who’d climbed Everest blindfolded, with a shark strapped to her back. Better still, perhaps, from Kiran’s point of view, the right-wing media wrinkled its nose in typical phallocentric disgust. ‘Latest feminist craze: free bleeding’, thundered the US website Infowars.

    But the readers of these publications — not even the righteous, socially conscious ones — weren’t quite so sure. ‘I’m a girl and even I find that what this woman did is just gross,’ said one. ‘Get a grip love,’ said another. ‘I’m going to do a marathon on Viagra to highlight the fact that some people with penile dysfunction don’t have access to the diamond blue wonder drug,’ quipped an unhelpful male.

    Then the sorry truth emerged. Poor Kiran, and the liberal outlets which had applauded her gesture, were the victims of a cruel hoax. It originated last year on a mildly notorious website called 4chan — an internet chatroom favoured by the kind of irreverent pranksters and cynical youths who take unseemly delight in countering the pieties of the ‘social justice warriors’ of the earnest new left.

    Already, these hoaxers had enjoyed some success with an earlier campaign, designed to cause division within the new feminist movement by trying to pit girls with skinny, attractive fit bodies against less conventionally beautiful diehards. They invented a concept called ‘bikini bridge’ — the phenomenon where bikini bottoms are suspended between a slim woman’s hipbones causing a dangerously revealing gap. ‘If your girlfriend doesn’t have a bikini bridge, why are you with her?’ asked the caption to a fake advert showing a seductive skinny model. Sure enough, this major new threat to the sensitivities of women worried about their bodies received widespread coverage from the Sydney Morning Herald to the New York Daily News.

    So in 2014 — inspired by some crazy idea they’d read somewhere on the internet — the pranksters decided to fake an even more ludicrous trend designed to discredit the radical feminist movement. ‘What is free bleeding? It consists of us womyn bleeding with no restriction … Being able to menstruate is something that is a [sic] undeniably female characteristic. How DARE they try and oppress it,’ read their working notes.

    A few helpful tweets later from fake Twitter accounts and ‘free bleeding’ had become an urgent new cause of radical feminism. Eventually word got out among some women’s interest websites that they’d all been had: ‘Free bleeding is not a thing,’ warned one. But it appears the memo didn’t get through to everyone. Hence Kiran Gandhi’s marathon protest.

    Does this mean we should all feel terribly outraged on behalf of Kiran? Well up to a point, I’d say. Stripped of its broader social context, her humiliation — even though it wasn’t deliberately inflicted on her personally — does seem a bit ugly and callous and deserving of our pity. But then you ask yourself: ‘Hang on, this girl has got a Harvard MBA, so she’s not exactly thick. Can she really not work out the logic of why it is that over the years we’ve developed certain conventions about the public display of bodily fluids and functions? Has she not considered that these might have been designed at least as much for the comfort of women as men?’

    The bigger problem is this: even at Ivy League universities — indeed, perhaps especially at Ivy League universities, not to mention Oxford and Cambridge — the lunatic preoccupations of the radical feminists and social justice warriors, from ‘rape culture’ to ‘intersectionality’, have become so fashion-able and all-consuming that stupid has become the new clever.

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    Well that's put me right off my cornflakes

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    I don't trust anything that bleeds for 5 days and doesn't die...

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    Terrible she should have been banished to the the menstrual hut on the edge of village and bathed at special fountains forbidden to men.

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    . ‘I’m going to do a marathon on Viagra to highlight the fact that some people with penile dysfunction don’t have access to the diamond blue wonder drug,’ quipped an unhelpful male.





    [/QUOTE] Thats fooking funny

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    And I'm going to run a marathon without taking Imodium to highlight people who suffer from Irritable Bowl Syndrome.

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    Blue leggings for BeerLaoDrinker, and Brown leggings for Pragmatic, yes.

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    what next free shitting?

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    You pay for it xanax?


    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Terrible she should have been banished to the the menstrual hut on the edge of village and bathed at special fountains forbidden to men.
    Much better idea

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    Us lads are sooo going to get our arse spanked, if any ladies happen to view this thread lol...

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    ‘Hang on, this girl has got a Harvard MBA, so she’s not exactly thick.
    But she is going through her monthly mental madness so she should be cut a little slack

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    Us lads are sooo going to get our arse spanked, if any ladies happen to view this thread lol...
    Maybe not exactly but tending towards...


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    Gotta love this "Breaking News".

    The concept of free bleeding has been discussed online since the early 2000s, with the earliest known article on the topic posted by the women’s reproductive health blog All About My Vagina[5] on March 31st, 2004.

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    Just another bloody attention whore......

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    555 Neal... I'm not donating my testicles. (I need all 3 of them).

    'free-balling' ok... Free-bleeding... Jesus wept.. It'll probably go 'viral' (don't you despise that word) and everyone will be sporting a proud red, rank, crotch.
    Well, everyone with a VJ, that is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Just another bloody attention whore......
    And they wonder why they can't get dates.


    Real feminists live their politics.

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    Jeez, am i so glad i am going through the menopause!!

    No more monthlies!! And i would never, ever have let it all bleed out. It can be one of the most embarassing things ever to happen. Wearing a nice skirt, or even light coloured trousers.

    Sorry, that is just so wrong. In all ways. And is not feminist at all. These women are all a bit over the top.

    I am all for women's rights etc. but running a marathon and bleeding outright like that. Imagine washing that out of her clothes!!

    My cramps were so bad it was a miracle i could walk to the kitchen to make a cuppa!!

    The older feminists who started off the feminist movement did a good thing, which has continued over decades. These young women are just looking for silly excuses, because the real stuff had already been done. Probably before their mothers were born. They are not feminists, just silly kids.
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    A female winner years ago had a big wet patch from peeing mid race. Hard to squat on the run.

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    What pisses Me off about this is that Men pay for these blood absorbers from bleeding women.
    Now let Me explain , in My first Marriage I had 3 step daughters, and I had to buy the bleeding teenagers Tampons. The youngest was the worst, she would ask Me on the day of her bleeding that she needed Tampons, so I would have to go down to the Supermarket and buy her pads. I think part of the fun she had was Me exploding and shouting " why didn't you tell Me before when I went shopping, now you tell Me at the last minute"
    Men pay for bleeding pads. I must have spent a fortune on bleeding pads, and quess what , you don't get thanked for it.
    You are a [at][at][at][at] in their eyes.
    Just like the whining bitches in the protest, who payed for their first bleeding pads, a Man.
    Oh they may tell you their mother was a single parent, but the Welfare bill is paid for by the taxes raped from Men.
    Tampax rant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    What pisses Me off about this is that Men pay for these blood absorbers from bleeding women.
    Now let Me explain , in My first Marriage I had 3 step daughters, and I had to buy the bleeding teenagers Tampons. The youngest was the worst, she would ask Me on the day of her bleeding that she needed Tampons, so I would have to go down to the Supermarket and buy her pads. I think part of the fun she had was Me exploding and shouting " why didn't you tell Me before when I went shopping, now you tell Me at the last minute"
    Men pay for bleeding pads. I must have spent a fortune on bleeding pads, and quess what , you don't get thanked for it.
    You are a [at][at][at][at] in their eyes.
    Just like the whining bitches in the protest, who payed for their first bleeding pads, a Man.
    Oh they may tell you their mother was a single parent, but the Welfare bill is paid for by the taxes raped from Men.
    Tampax rant.
    Too hard to keep a few spares in the cupboard?

    Didn't love your step daughters much? Sad.
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    I am not offended by colours.

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    What's next then? freepooing? I've seen/known of runners that shat themselves during a race too....

    I'm a gonna start a new craze bros & sis' "free-pooing"... who shall we nominate to start? I'm more of a spin-bike guy than a runner... any volunteers? It'll go 'viral' wooooo! come on lads! free the poo! free the poo!!!
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    Just a stupid bint looking for her 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    What pisses Me off about this is that Men pay for these blood absorbers from bleeding women.
    Now let Me explain , in My first Marriage I had 3 step daughters, and I had to buy the bleeding teenagers Tampons. The youngest was the worst, she would ask Me on the day of her bleeding that she needed Tampons, so I would have to go down to the Supermarket and buy her pads. I think part of the fun she had was Me exploding and shouting " why didn't you tell Me before when I went shopping, now you tell Me at the last minute"
    Men pay for bleeding pads. I must have spent a fortune on bleeding pads, and quess what , you don't get thanked for it.
    You are a [at][at][at][at] in their eyes.
    Just like the whining bitches in the protest, who payed for their first bleeding pads, a Man.
    Oh they may tell you their mother was a single parent, but the Welfare bill is paid for by the taxes raped from Men.
    Tampax rant.
    Top hard to keep a few spares in the cupboard?

    Didn't love your step daughters much? Sad.
    First red I've ever sent the guy - stupid sentiments

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    As a female. I would be a bit pissed off if i sent a man off to the shop to buy me tampax and he came back with pads!! Pads are horrible.

    I usually had some at home, but sometimes sent my man off to buy them. And he would come back with a years supply of different menstrual aids!! Bless him!! No embarassement at all from him doing that.

    When he had a small medical problem, I laughed like a drain... for days and days!! That was Manflu!! Whilst wiping his sweaty brow with a cool cloth.

    Goes both ways. And i could watch what i wanted on the telly while he suffered in the other room. He had even installed a bell to ring. I had the volume on the remote.
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