#IfMenHadPeriods is trending on Twitter after Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) tweeted about what the world would be like if men had menstrual cycles. But what started as a way to highlight everyday sexism, soon turned into a discussion of the fact that some men do in fact have periods.
On September 5th, OB/GYN and writer Dr. Jennifer Gunter tweeted, “If men had periods pads would be free.”
She quickly turned the idea into a hashtag, allowing others to throw in their visions of a world in which men had periods. “#IfMenHadPeriods they would find a way for women to still bear the children,” Gunter tweeted.
Here are few favourites:
@DrJenGunter If men had periods pads would be home delivered free with ice cream & sympathy on their 7 paid days off/month
— Comrade Weez (@weezmgk) September 6, 2016
@DrJenGunter If men had periods there would be a week of paid medical leave every 4 weeks, outside of vacation time.
— Matthew Garcia (@MGhydro) September 6, 2016