Are they breaking the 4th wall?
I kind of disagree with Heart in the third panel. Mostly I remember ads for that “not so fresh feeling” and which product is most absorbent. They kind of make menstruation sound like a nuisance. Which, I guess, in a sense is life changing.
I REALLY liked this one and being wordy have a lot to unpack here. 1) We get more context for why Heart was so annoyed by her doctor constantly bringing up her peroid, yet didn’t really react hardly at all. It’s simply because the process scares her and she knows what Kat needs isn’t for her to pile her own angst on it, and only opens up in that way when it’s clearly helpful, as seen here. 2) The idea media impacts how kids see this sort of things, which is accurate. Most media treats a girl getting her first period as a big thing that changes their life or at least is a big watershed moment instead of just another change their body goes thorugh. It’s still better than the old standbyes of pretending it never happens or having any women who has a period be treated as an unresonable rage monster (Roseanne and ESPECAILLY Modern Family are the examples that spring to mind). It’s easy to see this as scary when media portrays it as scary instead of a thing that happens that may sometimes cause something embarssing to happen, which is far as I can tell what it is. Again as i’ve said this whole arc i’m not a woman. I don’t know what this is like, I never will, so I can’t say exactly how 100% accurate this is, but it feels accurate and it’s nice to have an arc about this sort of thing that while focusing on it, also treats it realistically. Ther’es no big embarassment in a classroom, and what panic is there is understandable and helped with a friend.
I wish I had a period, all I have are question Mark’s. :(
I felt afraid the first time it happened to me. I know my Mom told me about it but I still thought I was going to die lol.
I would make up a care package with Advil, a heating pad, and chocolate bars.
You think that’s scary?
And the long-standing feminist point : If men had periods they’d brag about how long and how much.