Both physical and psychological experiences of the menstrual cycle vary widely, and no one woman has the right to define or narrate the experiences of others.As we share our own menstrual narratives, we must be careful not to contribute to misogynistic, invalidating views meant to provide an excuse for dismissing women’s emotional experiences when they aren’t convenient.Invalidation disrupts relationships and creates emotional distance.When people invalidate themselves, they create alienation from the self and make building their identity very challenging.
Invalidation is emotionally upsetting for anyone, but particularly hurtful for someone who is emotionally sensitive.Recently my partner sent me this link to a site for Period Panties– check them out.On a functional level, Period Panties are pretty much what they sound like: panties that you wear during menses. Their shape is modeled after men’s tighty-whities, and they are covered with humorously aggressive cartoon imagery that alludes to blood, such as “Shark Week”, “Captain Redbeard”, and “Dawn of the Red.” Inspired stuff–I laughed out loud.For example, if a logistics platform receives new location data every morning at 6 AM on workdays, you could schedule the system to automatically clear all cache related to the logistics database, or to a specific table, automatically every day at 6 AM using the Scale Arc cache management scheduler.
Last, but not the least, Scale Arc lets you control cache functions using query hints or comments.
So, given this historical and cultural context of menstrual shaming, there’s a lot to like about Period Panties.