December 31, 2017: Here’s a story of a male – who has a #period. Yes, you read that right. It’s not clear WHERE the “period” comes out of . . . or whether Cass has male or female genitalia. But here’s how People magazine is reporting it:
When Cass Clemmer first got their period as a 15-year-old struggling to understand their #gender and sexual identity, it felt like the end of freedom.
“I remember, very vividly, the internal chaos that plagued my body the minute I saw those brown stains on my underwear,” Clemmer, 24, tells PEOPLE. “There was a very clear switch in my brain that told me this was the moment I had to start thinking about makeup, boobs, and boys. My 15-year-old mind was riddled with the stereotypes around femininity, but I had grown up knowing that periods were so tied to ‘becoming a woman’ that I almost would wish and pray to God that I would never get my first period, just so that I could continue just being me instead of feeling forced into a box I didn’t feel comfortable in.”
The reproductive health activist and artist still feels that battle today when they get their period every #month. As someone who prefers to “live in between and around the two socially constructed categories of ‘#man’ and ‘woman,’ ” and so prefers the pronouns “they” and “them,” Clemmer struggles with the changes that come with each cycle./blockquote>