A little while ago I was on Twitter, as I often am on a day to day basis and I saw someone tweet a photo of person, laying on their side in bed, with period blood on their pants with the caption, “what would you do if this was your partner?”
The stigma that surrounds periods is still alive in society, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Cishet men are still making jokes about people on their periods or thinking it’s ‘disgusting’, and folks who have periods are more likely to hide their menstrual products than to openly hold them out in their hands. This is especially true in public settings like high school, college/university and work. What makes this stigma worse is folks with periods shaming others for using pads rather than tampons or even a DivaCup.