I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.
We should be working to end sexual assault everywhere.
While I am glad that many are looking to end sexual assault in many different locations and economic areas, I think the article is a little too hard pressed on the work college campuses have done. I recognize the fact that knowledge needs to be spread and resources provided to all. However, college is a very vulnerable and monumental time in a person’s life. College is a path that opens hundreds of doors whether you are wealth or poor. Sexual assault is very real, and it can happen to anyone.
I was assaulted when I was younger and twice more when I was in college. I refuse to let it happen again, and I would never wish it on anyone. Yet that didn’t stop a man from climbing in my sister’s college house at school and trying to assault her.
We should ban together and support all venues that work to assist the victims and prevent the re-occurrence. I understand what the article is meant to do, but I also know the good that has come out of college campuses. I would hate to see us frowning on the specification of this, when a lot of good has come from the education and fighting spirit.
Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.