I am sick of this
I have to say it and this may come as a shock but I love having a menstrual cycle. It’s true…I do. I love everything about it. I love how my body changes and shifts, physically and emotionally, in response to the hormones coursing within my blood. I love thinking about how my body is cleansing itself during the bleed. And I love the little surges of power I feel when I ovulate! (I like those best, really!)
Now I well recognize that for some women, their cycles are painful and uncomfortable. Some women bleed so much that they can’t leave the house. And some women have cycles so sporadic that they have no clue if and when the next will come. I see variations of all sorts of menstrual problems in my office every single day. And to those of you with those problems that are still suffering, I say, find a good homeopath and get to the bottom of your hormonal distress so that you can enjoy your cycles the way that nature intended!
But to those of you who use derogatory language to refer to your cycle, please just stop. I am sick and tired of it. I am sick and tired of listening to you belittle your body and I am sick and tired of witnessing you put harmful chemicals into your system to stop your period from coming. I am also pretty sick and tired of the media portraying menses as a “curse,” and advertisers making us feel “dirty” when we bleed.
Why are we allowing something so sacred and natural and purely feminine to be degraded in these ways?
When we participate in the suppression and degradation of the female menstrual cycle, we participate in the suppression and degradation of womanhood. Is that really the message you want to send to your daughters?
So if you cannot embrace your cycle as I do because it is painful or uncomfortable, please seek help from a well-trained homeopath. And if you cannot embrace your cycle as I do because you think it’s dirty or disgusting, then at least please keep your thoughts to yourself. The health and happiness of our daughters is at stake.