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      alcina
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      President Jair Bolsonaro’s decision to block a plan to distribute free sanitary pads and tampons to disadvantaged girls and women has been met with outrage in Brazil, where period poverty is estimated to keep one in four girls out of school.

      Bolsonaro vetoed part of a bill that would have given sanitary products at no charge to groups including homeless people, prisoners and teenage girls at state schools. It was expected to benefit 5.6 million women and was part of a bigger package of laws to promote menstrual health, which has been approved by legislators.

      Tabata Amaral, of the Brazilian Socialist party (PSB) and one of 34 cross-party federal deputies who co-authored the bill, said the president had shown his “contempt for the dignity of vulnerable women” by vetoing the plan last week.

      “Bolsonaro says this project is ‘against the public interest’ – I say that what is against the public interest is that girls lose around six weeks of school a year because they are menstruating,” Amaral told the Guardian.

      https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/oct/11/bolsonaro-blocks-free-tampons-and-pads-for-disadvantaged-women-in-brazil

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      Joe Shlabotnik
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    • #449322
      NV Wino
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      Men are really missing out by not having a period. I think that should change.

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        alcina
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        I like your thinking, @nvwino! That and mammograms. 😀

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          NV Wino
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          Honestly, men have noooo idea. 😏

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            If you’re still patting yourself on the back because you brought your wife ice chips while she was in labor, this native Mexican birthing technique is going to put things in perspective real quick. The Huichol people, descendants of the ancient Aztecs, have a pain relieving ritual (for the one giving birth, anyway) where the woman gets to yank hard on the man’s baby baskets every time she has a contraction….

            This testicular tug-of-war might sound like some cartel-level torture, but it’s actually part of a long tradition of extreme paternal participation in pregnancy known as couvade, which is derived from a French term meaning “to brood, or hatch.” On some Caribbean islands, men fast for 6 months, starting from the fifth month of a woman’s pregnancy. And in parts of New Guinea, men participate in a symbolic form of menstruation, where a special instrument is inserted into the urethra in order to drain “bad blood.” Ok, you definitely just blacked out.

            https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/what-sympathy-pregnancy-looks-like-in-other-cultures/

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              NV Wino
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              djean111
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              when he said oh, come on, it can’t hurt that much.  The saddle block did not kick in until after I gave birth.

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      Jan Boehmerman
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      Trump’s Mini Me.

    • #449364
      djean111
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      Just strikes me as sort of funny.

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