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Boys Can Have Periods Too?

The Sun recently shared a report on an elementary school in the UK that teaches 8-year-old children about being on their period…even if they are boys.

All of this, thanks to the Brighton & Hove City Council and their Neighborhoods, Inclusion, Communities, and Equality committee which feels that ‘Period Poverty’ needs to end and that all children should feel comfortable about the realities of being on their period.

The school has even gone so far as to state, “both boys and girls can have periods.” It goes without saying that society and its desire to make everyone feel included has gone a bit overboard.

Confused are we?

A member of the Brighton & Hove City Council shared with The Sun their ideology behind the decision to include boys in their education on menstrual cycles.

“It’s important for all genders to be able to learn and talk about menstruation together,” the council member stated. “We recommend including boys in our lessons on periods to reduce period poverty. This will reduce stigma and ensure no child feels shame in asking for period products if they need them,” he continued.

This is absolutely mad, to be honest!

The committee in its desire to keep the peace among 8-year-old’s did a disservice to the idea that now young girls will be more confused than ever. It’s hard enough explaining how and why girls have their periods, but now the school is establishing another road that makes the conversation that much more uncomfortable and difficult.

Young boys will have a box to dispose of any tampons in their bathroom and this is the committee’s solution to ending shame? At what point will adults stop attempting to make everyone feel good, and instead, face uncomfortable situations with honesty and integrity?

We are teaching children that when things get uncomfortable, simply accommodate the situation in any manner…even if it’s absurd!

Facing our truth as adults

Political correctness has taken over our ability to communicate honestly with one another. This is an unfortunate fact that we as adults must embrace if we are ever to fix the problem.

Rather than sit our children down and explain how their bodies work, why they work the way that they do, and how they differ from the opposite sex, we would rather tell them that there is no difference between the female and male body. I guess that means that we will soon tell young boys that they can have babies, too. When will it end?

We fail to see that the more we add to the web of political correctness the harder we make it to finally come to the table and have a real conversation with one another. Now, we are teaching our children the same thing.

In time, the participants of this “experiment” will see the harmful effects. Too bad the children must serve as the guinea pigs for this project concocted by foolish adults.

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About Audra L.

Audra L. is an author, columnist and community activist who's dedicated to finding truth through research and effective communication. She received her degree in Public Policy and teaches Community Development, Public Speaking and Communications Law to youth throughout the nation. She is the recipient of over 23 awards and honors for her commitment to community outreach initiatives.

2 comments

  1. Let’s do this the sensible way. When you can show us the anatomical and physiological basis behind how boys can menstruate, I ‘ll listen. Otherwise, stop this madness right now. Boys are easily confused. I know this personally. BTDT. I’m almost 60 and I still get easily confused.

  2. CharlesWilliamMorganJr

    This is indeed a foolish and idiotic approach. Political correctness needs to come to a prompt and total halt! The false concept of political correctness has totally ignored reality.

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