Actress Busy Philipps is running afoul of some progressive activists this week for saying something so mundane it has, of course, become problematic.
“If men had their periods, it would be like f*cking celebrated… it would be like a holiday.” Watch @BusyPhilipps in the new CBSN Originals doc, “Period. Half the population has one. But no one talks about it,” streaming now: https://t.co/uEhCGTr0Fo pic.twitter.com/dhCBcJOT3j
“Men don’t get periods. Women get periods.”
This is going to put the usual man-hating feminist playbook in a tough spot. If men can be women and men don’t have to have any actual female parts in order to be considered women, is it now transphobic to hate men because they can’t menstruate? What about women who can’t; who never could and never will because they have biologically male parts?
Modern feminism has become women martyring themselves for living the female experience, but if men and women are now interchangeable and if there is no difference between the sexes, how can women differentiate themselves at all, for the sake of feminism or not? It will be curious to see how feminism celebrates femininity in this new culture where the only thing that seems to qualify as womanly is how we look on the outside.