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07 November 2013 @ 08:52 pm

Bree of Precious Stars Pads just posted this video on her Youtube page. I can't describe how excited I was to see this.

This is actually kind of personal but this video is so important to me because I identify as gender fluid, so I do not identify fully with either sex. Somedays I feel more feminine and somedays I feel more masculine. As you can imagine, periods can be a tricky time of the month for me because if I am feeling masculine, I obviously do not want to be carting around loads of period supplies. These are the times that I love my cups the most, because when I use them I have no issues with period supplies and can have discreet, almost full day coverage. My cups have helped loads and I have learned how to appreciate my period more because I can have protection that doesn't sacrifice my gender image or my personal safety (with all of the chemicals in mainstream stuff).

Sorry if this is so choppy, this was kind of hard for me to write. Again, this is a really personal thing for me but I felt like I needed to say something to help this information get out there. If you would like more information on this please let me know.
Samvampgabby on November 8th, 2013 04:53 pm (UTC)
m03m on November 9th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
That was brave of you, to post this. Well done!
juliiie87juliiie87 on November 13th, 2013 09:49 am (UTC)
I got excited to watch this video, because I love Bree's energy and her hard work at spreading the word, and she's usually pretty impressive in how thoroughly she presents her point, then I grew disappointed and slightly annoyed even.

While I'm fairly comfortable with my "feminity" as Bree apparently likes to say, I would like to be mindful and supportive of others, and cup users in particular regardless of their gender identity. I feel like LJ does a fairly good job at this, and I've learnt so much in here and on VP especially, which I'm thankful for, because I wasn't always so aware of this side of things.

To sum it up, I really appreciate that she's trying to understand, be more inclusive and basically just put a disclaimer out there that she doesn't wish to offend or exclude anyone, so great, buuut on the other hand I feel like she's young and she's still doing it wrong.

Like how she implies it's a choice ? and well, the confusion between gender identity and sexual orientation...? ok, that's a very common mistake. But freaking possessive cavemen ??? Give me a break. Now the femininist in me is taking offense.

Anyway, I love Bree and all, just my 2 cts.

Edited at 2013-11-13 09:53 am (UTC)
akiratakamashiakiratakamashi on November 13th, 2013 01:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah I really just chalked it up to her being young (I did give her some literature to read from reputable LGBT sites, not sure if she read them though)and not really understanding the concept fully.

And yes, LJ does a fantastic job of being inclusive. I don't think that most people really ever consider this side of things unless they know someone who has been through this.