Oh, Donald Trump, you never cease to stump us.
Once a month, every woman finds herself surfing the crimson wave, and Amber Gordon was negotiating a pretty intense wave. Cramping, bloating, PMS of the highest order — this was one period that wasn’t going well.
so imagine her ire when she switched on the TV to see Donald Trump dismissing Fox News host Megyn Kelly, saying “she had blood coming out of her… wherever” on national TV as she moderated last week’s GOP debate.
Oh, fun fact: did you know that a woman’s PMS also shortens a woman’s tolerance for BS?
Naturally, Amber wasn’t having any of it.
hey @realDonaldTrump i just got my period
— Amber Gordon (@missambear) August 8, 2015
“I was like, ‘Hmm… Are you saying she gets her period as an insult?’” Gordon shares with Mashable. Gordon, the founder of Femsplain, started #PeriodsAreNotanInsult that encouraged twitter users and vagina-owners to tweet their sentiments to the politician. The corresponding website not only tracks tweets with the hashtag, but also includes people who don’t have periods to send a message. Seeing the online barb, Trump was quick to defend his statement, saying that it was just a matter of not finishing his sentences.
Re Megyn Kelly quote: “you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever” (NOSE). Just got on w/thought — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2015
Oh, of course, he was going to say her NOSE! For a candidate with a gross history of sexism and misogyny, how did we ever not think of that?!
Real fast, Trump, but these tweeps aren’t buying.
@realDonaldTrump…Hey trump…My period’s coming on and about to bleed from my “wherever” #periodsarenotaninsult
— lady miss kier (@ladykier) August 10, 2015
@realDonaldTrump I’m a man and I started my period today! #periodsarenotaninsult #trans #ftm — Ethan Crook (@crook_carrie) August 10, 2015
Women live-tweeting their periods at Donald Trump, because #periodsarenotaninsult https://t.co/VNCsKu9WQU pic.twitter.com/deQ5ZUign0
— larissa lily (@lilithsappetite) August 11, 2015
#periodsarenotaninsult oh donald, my divacup overflowth, and i’m still getting shit done. you wish you were this tough. #lovethemenses — kit rotten (@kitrotten) August 10, 2015
A few women were keen to share their cycles, courtesy of the app Clue.
I’m on it too and working a-ok. @clue app works like a charm as well! ?? #periodsarenotaninsult pic.twitter.com/hautpfxBKR
— Pearls Girl (@Alexisexy1) August 11, 2015
Some people couldn’t resist to put a tampon on it.
@FemiOke @realDonaldTrump Trumpons anyone? — Chrispin Misiani (@ochiengpin) August 11, 2015
#periodsarenotaninsult but @realDonaldTrump is still a tampon.
— Ebru Mutlu (@paceyringwald) August 10, 2015
Because, y’know, we ladies can handle a few days of biologically predispositioned internal bleeding and cramping. We’re kind of a big deal that way.
Currently bleeding, BUT i still have the ability to take care of others and myself. Whoo. Go me☺️@realDonaldTrump#periodsarenotaninsult — macey (@Shammy_Sham_wow) August 10, 2015
Glad my period hasn’t made me too crazy and illogical to enjoy a good book! @realDonaldTrump #periodsarenotaninsult pic.twitter.com/WCGbMDxEGr
— LIL KIM(merling) (@rkimmerling) August 10, 2015
Some delivered zingers.
@realDonaldTrump I’ve been bleeding for two days and my brain is STILL working better than yours. #periodsarenotaninsult — Rebecca Gorena (@rebeccagorena) August 10, 2015
Ahem.@realDonaldTrump #periodsarenotaninsult #DonaldTrumpsDiary #feminism #MegynKelly #DonaldTrump #UniteBlue pic.twitter.com/8cVFAEA5gb
— viva la intifada (@FeministicRom) August 10, 2015
And some took to whimsy, because bloody hell why not?
Hey @realDonaldTrump I’m bleeding hard AND rocking #periodpanties #periodsarenotaninsult pic.twitter.com/5NEiBEGa6D — mrs. yoga lobster (@KateinGlasses) August 10, 2015
PS: these awesome period panties are courtesy of Harebrained Designs, in case you were wondrin’.
Just finished mine @realDonaldTrump! #periodsarenotaninsult pic.twitter.com/rH3aOapYG6
— Tana Hargest (@TanaHargest) August 11, 2015
Some dropped some massive truths to think about for the election, as well as another point of contention for Trump.
About @realDonaldTrump, #periodsarenotaninsult and so-called PC: @neilhimself said it best. pic.twitter.com/61OQIiVPC2 — Luigina Ciolfi (@luiciolfi) August 10, 2015
One thing’s for sure: these tweeps don’t want a president who sin comfortable with a woman’s cycle.
Q: What bleeds for 7 days yet doesn’t die? A: Nearly 53% of the American electorate not voting for @realDonaldTrump #periodsarenotaninsult
— Pam (@TSWLPamela) August 11, 2015