Monday, August 5, 2013
This Just In: Girls Poop Too
Well, about a week ago, a good guy friend of mine sent me a text message complaining about how his girl-friend "farted". At first, I thought he might be joking, after all, he's done just that in front of me & the rest of public FAR too many times, in my opinion, and hardly even blinked.
Alas, no, not a joke. He was completely upset by the fact that she was unlady-like in front of him. Saying things like, "what next is she going to poop on me?" Yeah, probably. Cause that's the next logical step, right?
He even was talking about that she shouldn't talk about or even have to do any form of bodily function. It embarrassed and sickened him. Wut.
And if this had just been my one guy friend, I might have let it go. But I posted my sassy-feelings on twitter & instagram and I actually had men and women alike say that the subject really wasn't something one should talk about. And even before that, I myself have dated guys and had guy friends (even girlfriends!) who are completely upset by the idea, let alone if it just happened!
So of course, I had to make this little illustration to vent my frustration, right? Right.
I'm not saying I think we should all walk around loudly announcing the need to use the bathroom publicly, or even "fart" at the dinner table or something like that. But if it happens? If it does come up in conversation? Why should we be made to feel like we are somehow sub-human because of a very human bodily function. That's just silly.
But yes, once again I'm taking on something that I myself have felt ashamed of. This is just one more thing that comes back to this self-hate or body-hate that I have felt and constantly see from other women. And I say enough.
Because damnit! Girls poop too!