ilona the pest

insecurity + narcissism = awesome!

Friday, June 16, 2006

a liberated woman

a few days ago i was in the car for a few minutes, and turned on “morning edition” on national public radio. in that brief trip i happened to hear a story that CHANGED MY LIFE. according to the story, we never have to menstruate again if we don’t want to. apparently it’s practically useless to bleed every month (if you’re on the pill and thus not building up the uterine lining anyway) and women today menstruate way more often than women used to, anyway – so basically we’re undergoing all this annoyance and pain for no reason. even though the pill makes my periods shorter and makes my cramps somewhat less severe, i still usually get fairly bad cramps and feel depressed and moody right before my period. plus, who really wants to deal with an icky fluid leaking from your nether regions, and always having to keep up your stock of tampons, and washing blood-stained underpants in cold water in the sink, etc., etc.? as soon as i heard the story, i had already made up my mind. i've tossed out all my green pills and vow, joyfully, never to menstruate again, at least for the foreseeable future. this is basically the best news i’ve ever heard. NPR, i love you.


  • At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    as much as i love npr, you should probably talk to your nether-regions-doctor too... some don't recommend doing this. but i too think it is a fantastic breakthrough.

  • At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeah um my best friend works at Planned Parenthood and she has always told me to not skip ALL your periods. It's good to have one every three months, minimum, at least till they do more research. Which of course will be awhile because this is women's health. Okay this is weird, I haven't even talked to you in like 5 years and also I don't normally comment on blogs but I'm killing time till I go out and was bored. Okay, bye. Don't toss the sugar pills yet.

  • At 11:39 PM, Blogger wt said…

    you girls are grossing me out.


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