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Is PMS a Myth?


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#1    QuiteContrary

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:10 AM

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I think some cultures woman may be taught to suppress or ignore or not discuss or show PMS rather than it being a cultural thing.


Does any female find this quote offensive and misogynistic rather than feminist? My bolding.

“It makes sense to me that they would find little to no effect of PMS on mood when looking at the big picture,” says Kathryn Clancy, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois who studies reproductive behavior but was not associated with the research. “Overall, PMS is not only physiologically dependent but culturally dependent. There are studies that show women have different PMS symptoms depending on their country of origin.”

In fact, she says, citing a classic feminist text that describes menstruation, some women even use the idea to subvert culturally restricting concepts about femininity and feminine behavior. “It’s almost as if, given cultural expectations that they will behave badly, they decide to go along with it in order to behave in the ways normally inaccessible to them, [like] being bossy, irritable [or] bold,” she says.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:35 AM

I always thought it was a myth.  I believed that it was something created by females to have an excuse to be moody.  I imagined I was the only female who wasn't "in on it" because I never really had any symptoms like that.  Over the years, I've had friends complain about it, and even witnessed one meltdown by a friend (something I never want to ever experience again).  Now, I'm not so quick to discredit it.  If it's a real thing, then I'm glad I've been fortunate enough to escape it.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:44 AM

View PostImaLoner, on 23 October 2012 - 02:35 AM, said:

I always thought it was a myth.  I believed that it was something created by females to have an excuse to be moody.  I imagined I was the only female who wasn't "in on it" because I never really had any symptoms like that.  Over the years, I've had friends complain about it, and even witnessed one meltdown by a friend (something I never want to ever experience again).  Now, I'm not so quick to discredit it.  If it's a real thing, then I'm glad I've been fortunate enough to escape it.

You are fortunate, yes. How about food cravings?



As with all "studies" I say "No one asked me." :yes:

Edited by QuiteContrary, 23 October 2012 - 02:46 AM.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:57 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 23 October 2012 - 02:44 AM, said:

You are fortunate, yes. How about food cravings?



As with all "studies" I say "No one asked me." :yes:

I really don't think I've had any food cravings to speak of.  The only cravings for food I've ever had was during pregnancy (those pregnancy cravings were something else!).  I hear lots of women mention craving chocolate.  I'm not a big fan of chocolate, really, or sweets in general, even.  The meltdown I mentioned my friend having... I swear, at first I was wondering if she might be manic depressive, but it apparently only happens during that time for her.  I feel for anyone who experiences it.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:08 AM

Its not a myth its hormones and about aweek before I eat the frigde empty, try to kill husband and kids while also crying my eyes out over stupid things.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:12 AM

Its not a myth its hormones and about aweek before I eat the frigde empty, try to kill husband and kids while also crying my eyes out over stupid things.As soon as the flood
gates open I,m a kitten again.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:12 AM

Anyone  on UM from a culture where PMS is something never spoken of or heard of?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:16 AM

PMS is not a myth.  I didn't have severe symptoms like some do but it still changed my mood and I wanted to eat.  I could control my moodiness pretty well but that was not a good time to start criticizing me.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:28 AM

Myth, no. Excuse, probably.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:32 AM

View Postbones101proof, on 23 October 2012 - 02:28 AM, said:

Ohhh noooooo, PMS is a clear and present danger to all men! My ex girlfriend, when I was in highschool, was so unbearable to be around during her oil change cycle, lol! And she was Asian too, a combination of the two was a recipe for disaster to come. She was so hot though, I miss her the most out of all the women I've been with, which is way too many to count.

While I agree about it being a present danger to all men, I find that some women do use this as a means to whine and rage and before you ladies attack me, yes, I am aware of what a woman goes through during this time and its worse for some than others.  I've been with some women that go to the restroom excessively during this time (no details, please) but don't b**** much and I can live with that and then others that are just brats about it.

Dude, Bones, from the other thread I've seen, you seemed to have had some bad luck with some girls, sorry to hear that...   I've dated all types myself and the Asian girls I've dated have never even shown the bad symptoms of PMS even when I've angered them during that time, also, to be fair, Western chicks were about the same but I have had a few very short lived mistakes with psychos that I've kicked out of my life which also especially includes my ex...


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:39 AM

During high school a lot of girls would have the day off because of PMS. It must be real, why else would teenage girls want to miss out on school?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:58 AM

View Postbones101proof, on 23 October 2012 - 02:28 AM, said:

Ohhh noooooo, PMS is a clear and present danger to all men! My ex girlfriend, when I was in highschool, was so unbearable to be around during her oil change cycle, lol! And she was Asian too, a combination of the two was a recipe for disaster to come. She was so hot though, I miss her the most out of all the women I've been with, which is way too many to count.

Its an excuse to justify bad behaiour.

And the type of woman that does it is like it all the time not just on the oil change day off the month.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

Never had it til I had kids, then OOOHHHHH  BOOOYYYYY look out, or maybe it was just the kids...?

What could possibly go wrong?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

View PostBiff Wellington, on 23 October 2012 - 03:28 AM, said:

Myth, no. Excuse, probably.

Why is it  an excuse?  Do you think women just make it up?  Like hey everyone else is doing it, lets all do it? ..Why do so many take meds for the PMS ? Do they not like to have that excuse?  


View PostQuiteContrary, on 23 October 2012 - 03:12 AM, said:

Anyone  on UM from a culture where PMS is something never spoken of or heard of?

You mean like a culture where women are not allowed to be themselves, and fear of speaking out  in case they are punished ?


Anyhoo..  How I can tell I have PMS...

I never eat cakes, sweet things much .. but once a month, I crave it..More so chocolate..  

I rarely cry...but when PMS creeps in.. I can cry at stupid things..even some TV commercials

I would sit through an entire  X Factor show with no complaining..!!!

I don't go nuts...but get a bit snappy and I hate it..

I am not really myself.. I show more tolerance to idiots  when I have PMS

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:01 PM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 23 October 2012 - 09:58 AM, said:

Its an excuse to justify bad behaiour.


I am not myself with PMS.. I just clicked  like on your post..

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      And the type of woman that does it is like it all the time not just on the oil change day off the month.                    

And you could make them change to a much happier mood..  


I wish I could give you another like..

It is getting  to that time again ...sigh

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