A 19-year-old man has faced a barrage of criticism online after posting some seriously misguided tweets about women’s bodies and their periods.
Proving that human biology should be a mandatory course at school, Ryan Williams wrote on Monday, “Tampons should not be free, why does everyone keep saying they should be?? if u can’t control ur bladder then that’s not taxpayers problem!”
Ahh Ryan, do you seriously think periods come from women’s bladders?
Sheesh, this is awkward.
Not stopping there (because, let’s face it. Why would you?) the Brexit supporter and ‘meninist’ continued, “pay for ur own tampons if u can’t hold it until u get to a toilet. I don’t urinate everywhere and expect free nappies #selfcontrol.”
At this point, I’d really like to give Ryan a call and let him know that a) women have been #selfcontrolling their periods for decades now, it’s called the pill; and b) weeing yourself is entirely different to your uteral wall lining shedding itself, but it seems like this significant information would definitely be lost on him.
Continuing on with a good thing, the self-declared politician and youth adult spokesperson then mused, "and just for the record, I don't think condoms should be free either... close ur legs and hold ur bladder, end of discussion."
He then continued, "Someone just told me they spent £2,000 (AU$3200) on tampons in 20 years... just hold ur bladder and donate it to charity OMG what a waste of money."
Oh God. I just... I'm just going to leave this here.
Then, and I really don't know how he thought this was going to end, he decided to create a Twitter poll, asking followers "Should Tampons be free?"
And because this is 2016, 90 per cent of the internet voted yes.