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Jose Garcia came up with a brilliant idea: he and other boys would carry around menstrual products, so anyone caught off guard would have a back-up. Not only does this break through gendered expectations, it also removes the stigma from menstruation and human biology.

But.

TO EVERY BOY THAT FOLLOWS ME AND CALLS HIMSELF A MAN OR SIMPLY A GOOD HUMAN BEING. … IF YOU HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR YOUR MOTHER, YOUR GIRLFRIEND, OR JUST WOMEN IN GENERAL I EXPECT FOR YOU TO FOLLOW ME ON THIS. … We should all help each other out like this so you don’t have to thank me at all. #realmensupportwomen

“Real men support women?” That presupposes there is such a thing as an ideal or “real” man, and that such a category is something all potential men should aspire to. It’s perpetuating sex realism, something I’ve railed against, and is an example of fighting one problem by making another worse.

Solving this is no tougher than doing some light editing.

TO EVERY BOY THAT FOLLOWS ME AND CALLS HIMSELF A MAN OR SIMPLY A GOOD HUMAN BEING. … IF YOU HAVE ANY RESPECT concern FOR YOUR MOTHER, YOUR GIRLFRIEND, OR JUST WOMEN people IN GENERAL I EXPECT FOR YOU TO FOLLOW ME ON THIS. … We should all help each other out like this so you don’t have to thank me at all. #realmensupportwomenmensupportingmenstration

Please, don’t engage in lazy activism that promotes one form of injustice as it tries to solve another. Think before you type.

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