One would think that the hyper sexualisation of the female body would have made it easier for women to discuss about completely normal biological processes like menstruation. However, this is far from the truth. Open discussions about periods and anything even indirectly related to it is still a taboo.
But the Twitter trend #TweetYourPeriod aims to shake up the awkward silence around periods and get women to talk about it comfortably in the public sphere. After all why should something that is experienced by half of the world’s population at some point in their lives should be spoken about in hush-hush tones?
The #TweetYourPeriod has women speaking about their personal period experiences by joking, cribbing and even giving health tips on the micro-blogging website Twitter. Check out some of these awesome tweets and let us know what you think.
10 days late, braid fried, feel like I've swallowed a bowling ball. Can't eat a thing (bowling ball), want chocolate. #tweetyourperiod— Aliki Chapple (@amaenad) May 10, 2016
The red times have given way to the brown times. No new blood, just old blood that hasn't spilled yet. Human body is wild. #tweetyourperiod— Risa Pappas (@RisaPappas) June 1, 2016
Does anyone else run to the bathroom bent in half in the morning, trying not to upend their hourglass? About to. #tweetyourperiod— Risa Pappas (@RisaPappas) May 28, 2016
My friend just called me crying about the movie "Cloudy with a chance of meatballs" because Steve ate the gummy bears.... #Tweetyourperiod— S A R A I R E N E (@sarairenelouise) June 2, 2016
Came home. 😅Started laughing. 😄Then crying. 😄For no fucking reason😅 isn't this fun? 😅🔫 #tweetyourperiod— Unicorn Queen (@ItsYoGirlPavi) April 19, 2016
Twitter asking "what's happening?" My uterus hurts, that's what's happening. #TweetYourPeriod— Robin Marie (@RobinMarie1789) March 12, 2016
There is a tiny demon trying to claw its way out of my uterus via my lower back. I am not pleased. #tweetyourperiod— not sad n*k (@NikkiMcLayton) November 12, 2015
Sleeping with a tampon = high risk #tweetyourperiod— Anti-label (@ThokozaniChili) November 30, 2015