Man asks women to 'stop whining' about tampon prices as they need just '7 tampons per cycle', gets schooled on social media
The man, who remains unidentified, for some reason decided to calculate how much a woman needed to spend in a year on tampons
A man who claimed on Twitter that women should "stop whining" about the price of sanitary products as per his calculations menstruating women just needed seven tampons per period, was majorly schooled by users of the micro-blogging site.
The post by the man, who remains unnamed, was shared on social media by a Twitter user by the name Aisling Hayes, from Galway, who captioned it simply: "Look at this f***** dweeb".
Look at this fucking dweeb pic.twitter.com/2QFqNuqvZz— ash (@aisghair) March 4, 2019
The post detailed the man's calculations about an average woman's menstrual cycle and the price of sanitary products in the market, as per Daily Mail.
According to the man, the blood flow from an average period is between 10-35 ml, and if each tampon absorbed about 5ml, then 7 tampons would be enough per cycle. If that wasn't enough, he added that women with "an extra juicy uterine lining" may need up to 10 tampons.
As per his calculation, since women only have "9 periods per year", they would need only need 90 tampons at the most. He went on to further suggest that women should buy jumbo packs from Amazon to cut down on the price of sanitary products.
In his words, "Cut down on your Starbucks venti frapps and stop whining. This is a first world problem."
Needless to say, Twitter was quick to respond, with one user saying: "Getting a vague sense he's never been in close personal contact with any woman ever."
The man in question, moreover, forgot to take into account that many women around the world have periods that are heavier, more frequent and last longer than he predicted.
Meanwhile, all the available medical advice around toxic shock syndrome requires women to change their tampon every three to four hours.
Twitter users slammed the man for his ignorance, with a few also highlighting that his suggestion that women should only use 7 tampons was dangerous, and could cause toxic shock syndrome.
One woman even suggested she would rather spend her money on coffee than sanitary products, saying: "Coffee or tampons? That's the choice? Ok, I choose coffee. He'd better hope he doesn't sit in my seat when I get off the bus."
"It's obvious he has no intimate knowledge of women," another social media user wrote. There were also a few concerning parties who were worried about the dude's maths skills, with many others pointing out that he had missed out three months by suggesting that women only had nine periods a year.