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Men Can't Handle Period Cramps

By Andrew Sanford | TV | November 21, 2023 |

By Andrew Sanford | TV | November 21, 2023 |


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When my wife was pregnant, I quickly realized that the phrase “we’re pregnant” would not be coming out of my mouth. I slipped once or twice because I thought that was what you said. I cringed at myself as soon as I uttered those words. I wasn’t doing s***. Not only was I not carrying two humans inside of my body, but my wife was pregnant during lockdown, so I didn’t even have to go anywhere. Seeing what she had to go through made me realize I couldn’t handle it.

Men are so cocksure about what they can and can’t handle that the word perfectly applies. You’d think that, after men spend time listening to or just being around a woman, they would understand their limitations. Women are incredible and put up with more than men do daily. Yes, there are great men out there, but their path is considerably easier.

Not only are men regularly handed things on a silver platter, there are swaths of shitty folks who believe it’s supposed to be that way. So, women have to fight harder to achieve normalcy. If they want more, the difficulty increases. This is a societal issue that women have dealt with for centuries. Not only are they dealing with outside forces keeping them down, but they do so on top of experiencing something men can’t even fathom.

Once a month, women shed the thick lining of their uterus. There is blood and pain, and it can be more significant for some women than others. On a new episode of The Daily Show, current guest host and correspondent Dulcé Sloan hooked some of the men on the staff up to a period simulator. All except one collapse from the pain. The one who can deal with it then has to wear it all day, with Sloan turning it on randomly.

First off, Dulcé Sloan is so frigging funny. I would be more than happy if she became the full-time host. I’d be tickled if that happened with any of the correspondents, to be frank. The sketch also matches her talents perfectly. The Daily Show’s non-political skits have been incredible as of late. This one is no exception.

Yes, this is a way for men to “experience” what women go through. Still, it is a small fraction. It’s not an occasional inconvenience. It is a way of life. Women just handle it better. It’s not surprising, but it is fun to see.