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Mom and Daughter Talk Tampons, Patriarchy, and Why Men Fear Vaginas in Hilarious Text Exchange

Shopping for feminine hygiene products can be an epic nightmare. Approaching a check-out counter with a giant pack of super absorbency tampons can be brutal enough, but searching for them in a nonsensically organized store can be just as treacherous.

Case in point: This 13-year-old, who all but loses her mind trying to find tampons at her local drug store. While navigating aimlessly through the store, she asked her mom, Belinda Hankins for help, who then shared the hilarious conversation on Facebook.

Here's where it all started.

Teenage daughter tries to buy tampons

Teenage daughter tries to buy tampons

"THEY'RE NOT HERRREEEEEE," the poor girl complains. I mean, after searching near condoms, lube, and diapers, we'd all probably feel the same. Thankfully, she's finally able to spot the tampons "tucked away in a corner unlabeled."

Teenage daughter tries to buy tampons

Rightfully confused, the teen asks her mom a very important question: "They labeled the tiny shelf of joint braces, but not the massive aisle of stuff for your vagina?" She's learning so much about how the world works, at such a young age.

"Because there is NEVER a sign for that section," Belinda responds, before jokingly adding: "Vaginas are SECRET."

The daughter plays along by adding: "VAGINAS ARE MYTHS, WHISPERED SILENTLY AMONG ONLY THE BRAVEST OF MEN, COURAGEOUS ENOUGH TO EVEN MENTION THE NAME."

Teenage daughter tries to buy tampons

Then she becomes every woman's hero by asking: "WHY ARE MEN SO AFRAID OF WOMEN AND VAGINAS?? DO THEY THINK IF THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR EXISTENCE WE WILL SHOOT OUR LASER ESTROGEN BEAMS OUT OF OUR EYES AT THEM AND DISINTERGATE THEM WITH EASE?"

If only that were possible.

Teenage daughter tries to buy tampons

The conversation comes to an epic end when the aspirational teen draws a map, showing her mom exactly where the tampons were located in the story. It might be worth petitioning to rename the "feminine hygiene product" aisle, "THE VAGINA ZONE", from here on out. Our lives would then be complete.

Balinda's post has since gone viral with over 50K shares on Facebook.

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