When my girlfriend is on her period, I am available for foot rubs, back rubs, and whatever else she wants. It sucks that girls have to deal with periods, and since I can’t empathize all that well, I try to make myself available to help make those few days better in any way that I can. Well apparently not all dudes are the same, because some guys are tracking their colleagues periods so they can avoid interacting with women altogether.
Basically, these men are tracking female colleagues’ periods on a calendar so they can avoid “moody” coworkers when they are PMSing. I might be able to understand keeping up with your girlfriend’s cycle, but tracking the cycles of all your coworkers? Yeah, that’s a little too far.
As is typical with our generation, the guys are too lazy to do it on their own, so they have created multiple apps to track periods. No joke. Thankfully many of these apps, like PMS Buddy, uPMS, and IAmAMan have been shut down.
Not everyone is creeped out, though. Some women are totally cool with it.
One woman anonymously commented on her male colleagues at work tracking her period.
“They want to stay away from me when I’m PMSing because I get a bit moody.”
She went on to say that one of her male colleagues gave a pretty simple explanation for why he uses this information, saying it’s a “good strategy to track her period cycle in order to avoid unnecessary situations.” Hot take, dude.
I am a little curious as to how this whole thing started. How did so many men figure out when women were on their period? Are they looking for tampon applicators in the trash in the women’s bathroom? Are they eavesdropping on gossip? Are they going up to coworkers like “Sup Barbara, you on your period?” I really have no explanation for a semi-normal way to find this out. Overall, it just seems a little creepy to me.
What do you think about this? Ladies? Fellas? Let us know in the comments.
[via Elite Daily]