Longtime Reader and Total Hottie Mrs. Sorenson is upset by this development:

When Megan Thompson feels unwell while on her period, she can take time off. The 23-year-old can adjust her hours or work flexibly to help cope with severe cramps, migraines and fatigue. But if her period pain gets too bad, the finance company she works for allows her to take additional leave.

“It’s so refreshing being able to say to my manager ‘I’m on my period’ and she knows instantly to offer support,” said Megan. “And they actually offer me time off instead of me having to ask for it.”

Mrs. Sor asks (and I paraphrase somewhat, to spare my Readers’ tender sensibilities):

“WTF is all this nonsense?  Whatever happened to just gritting it out?  Ditto menopause.”

It should come as no surprise that Mrs. Sor is of the old-school Tough Broad type, who takes no guff from anyone — and in fact is pretty much the same as most women of my era and vintage.  New Wife’s opinions on this are absolutely identical to hers, as are my sister’s and, I suspect, all of them.  Several of them say things like “That’s why Midol was invented” and “Suck it up, sister” when confronted by today’s weepy feministicals.

Add to this factors such as long (and often mandatory) pregnancy leave demanded of employers, demands for on-workplace childcare facilities and so on, and you end up with the very reasons why in the not-so recent past women were often not hired by employers:  they’re just not as productive as men are.

And productivity, lest we forget, is the Holy Grail of any commercial enterprise.

But none of that is important, say the wimmyns, because equality.

Well, if equality means “no special treatment for men”, then I should remind everyone that it cuts both ways — except that’s not how they want it to work, is it?

…because that’s the productivity reality he faces.


  1. It’s only a matter of time before women who used to be men (and thus have no uterus) start asking for this treatment as well.

  2. Having been on the receiving end of out of balance hormones, mood swings and unpredictable behavior every month, shouldn’t men apply for this benefit as well? I thought everything was supposed to be equal, but we all should know some are more equal than others.

  3. “It’s so refreshing being able to say to my manager ‘I’m hungover. I celebrated too much last night’ and he knows instantly to offer support,” said Pat. “And they actually offer me time off instead of me having to ask for it.”

    There. I fixed the equality problem.

    FWIW, Note: Woman boss. In my past I’ve also seen such BS as calling in sick because they needed a ‘personal day’. And this from a “male”. I won’t call him a man.

  4. Bill Burr has a great routine about this. You can rest assured that if a modern Titanic were sinking, third wave feminazis would be elbowing their way to the life boats screaming women first.

    Third wave feminazis have no interest in equality. they want superiority. If they act like an asshole, they’ll scream that they shouldn’t get a smack in the gob like a man would earn because “you shouldn’t strike a woman.” They’re a bunch of lying hypocrites and the worst part is that they are loud, shrill and unbearable. Strike that, they worst part might be that people actually listen to these chowderheads.


  5. “Whenever women have insisted on absolute equality with men, they have invariably wound up with the dirty end of the stick. What they are and what they can do makes them superior to men, and their proper tactic is to demand special privileges, all the traffic will bear. They should never settle merely for equality.”

    -Robert Heinlein

    All of you guys talking tough about no special treatment for women would do damn near anything to get laid, you’d give the woman in question damn near anything you owned.

    1. If wimmin didn’t have pussy’s men wouldn’t have anything to do with them.

      1. The way I heard it, back when I was a young buck –

        Wimmin. If they didn’t have pussies their’d be a bounty on their heads.

  6. All I can say about PMS and menopause is that we men also suffer mightily from these Biblical curses.

    And while we’re on topic, I am a strong proponent of feminine hygiene.

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