Janelle Monáe Shuts Down Period Shamers with a Series of Epic Tweets
The actress is starting a conversation about why periods need to be normalized.
Janelle Monáe took to Twitter to make a very important statement about period shaming. "Menstrual Period Blood," she first wrote in a tweet, before adding, "#WomensHistoryMonth." Moments later, she followed her attention-grabbing statement with this: "It's sad that there are prob folks more grossed out by and/or ashamed of menstrual period blood than they are the current administration."
While both posts collectively received thousands of likes and retweets, some Twitter users disagreed with Monáe's message. But rather than letting those hateful comments slide, Monáe (being the badass that she is) decided to quote their tweets and continued making her point. (Related: The 5 Best Things You Can Do For Yourself On Your Period)
It's refreshing to see celebrities like Monáe use their voice to express that the female body is nothing to be ashamed of.