I was at the supermarket today to buy diapers for the one son who still uses them, and I was a little surprised to see that diapers and "pull-ups" not only share an aisle with, but are indeed on display right next to, tampons and pads. This disturbed me. Is such placement offensive to women, or am I just being an overly sensitive wuss? (Again.)
I have always believed that if MEN were the ones who shed a bloody lining for five days a month, things would be plenty different. For starters, tampons, pads, or whatever anatomically suitable products necessary to stanch our flow would not be sold in stores. Nope. They would be delivered right to our homes in government-issued packages, on time and free of charge. The fed would have an entire bureau set up in the Executive branch tasked with administering to the menstrual needs of male Americans. And there's no doubt in my mind this would be the most efficient department in all of government. Our leaders would put the men in menses, for sure.
This is all I came to do. I wanted to mention that a Friday 10 is highly likely to occur this week. So, please -- strap on your iPods a couple days from now, then double back to The Sticking Point to share your results.
[posted with ecto]