Here is your daily dose of insanity. A transgender claims to be a man who menstruates and was even nice enough to release the photo to prove it.
Cass Clemmer put the photo up on Twitter of herself bleeding and was even nice enough to hold up the sign that says, “Periods are not just for women #BleedingWhileTrans.”
Clemmer even included a poem that she recited at a spoken word event that took place last summer at a menstrual health conference.
Here is the poem:
Y’all know I’m trans and queer, And what that means for me all around, Is something that’s neither there nor here, It’s a happy, scary middle ground. So when I talk gender inclusion, And I wrote these rhymes to help you see, I’m not tryna bring up something shallow, Periods are honestly pretty traumatic for me. See my life is very clearly marked, Like a red border cut up a nation, A time before and a time beyond, The mark of my first menstruation. So let me take you back, To the details that I can still recall, Of the day I gained my first period, And the day that I lost it all. I was 15 and still happy, Running around, all chest bared and buck, Climbing trees, digging holes, And no one gave a single fuck. I mean I think my ma was worried, So I went and grew out my locks, A sign I was normal, still a girl, A painted neon sign for my gender box. So, the day I got my period, My god, a day so proud, This little andro fucked up kid, Had been bestowed the straight, cis shroud. The relief got all meshed up in my pain, In that moment, I sat down and cried, Just thanking god I was normal, While mourning the freedom that had died. Everyone told me my hips would grow, I looked at them and couldn’t stop crying, “What’s wrong with you? You’ll be a woman!” They kept celebrating a child dying. See my body had betrayed me, That red dot, the wax seal, On a contract left there broken, A gender identity that wasn’t real. Most people deal with blood and tissue, And yet my body forces me to surrender, Cause every time I get my cycle, Is another day I shed my gender. My boobs betray me first, I feel them stretching out my binder, I send up questions, “am I cursed?” And wish to god that she was kinder. The five days it flows, I try to breathe, I dissociate, While my body rips outs parts of me, Leaving nothing but a shell of hate. The blood drips from an open wound, Of a war waging deep inside my corpse, The battle between mind and body, Immovable object; unstoppable force. #bleedingwhiletrans #menstruator #genderinclusion#mencanmenstruate #protectranskids #periodpride #genderdysphoria#menstruationmatters #ifmenhadperiods
Of course, the Huffington Post was there to heap praise on this. They labeled the photo as, “an attempt to broaden the cultural understanding of the different types of people who experience menstruation.”
Here is the tweet by Cass Clemmer aka Toni the Tampon.
Transgender Claims ‘Periods Are Not Just For Women’
— Toni the Tampon (@TonitheTampon) July 22, 2017