Sophie Wilkinson | Contributing Editor | Thursday, 30 April 2015

This Tampon Buying Teen Is The Best Mate We Wish We Had

This Tampon Buying Teen Is The Best Mate We Wish We Had

The Debrief: Jose Garcia calls upon all men to carry sanitary towels with them...

Despite having had periods for about a decade and feeling that looming dread every single month, sometimes we feel like Aunt Flo take us by surprise. So imagine what our joy would be way back in our schooldays if boys actually brought tampons and sanitary towels to school?

Because that’s what one boy is doing. Jose Garcia, otherwise known as falloutbooty99 on Instagram, uploaded a caption of himself holding some sanitary towels. Even though we’d prefer to forget every single pubescent waddle we made with a hefty sanitary towel wedged between our legs, we’ll forgive him, because the caption reads: ‘TO EVERY BOY THAT FOLLOWS ME AND CALLS HIMSELF A MAN OR SIMPLY A GOOD HUMAN BEING. Petition for all of us to start bringing a couple pads or tampons to school to help our girl friends.’

And even continues…

 

TO EVERY BOY THAT FOLLOWS ME AND CALLS HIMSELF A MAN OR SIMPLY A GOOD HUMAN BEING. Petition for all of us to start bringing a couple pads or tampons to school to help our girl friends. If you have a girlfriend or are friends with a girl, u should know that they do not always have tampons or pads on them, or that sometimes their period just hits them without notice and have a bit of a problem finding one. We should support them with this, after all, we don't have to go trough all they they do because of menstruation, so it's just logical that we help them. You should already know to give them your sweater and not question when they wrap it around their waist. So let's step it up a notch and help them out. IF YOU HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR YOUR MOTHER, YOUR GIRLFRIEND, OR JUST WOMEN IN GENERAL I EXPECT FOR YOU TO FOLLOW ME ON THIS. To every girl that follows me. You are completely welcomed to ask me for a pad at any time without receiving a negative response or a dirty look. We should all help each other out like this so you don't have to thank me at all. #realmensupportwomen

A photo posted by Jose Garcia (@falloutbooty99) on Mar 20, 2015 at 11:26am PDT

Since uploading the post a month ago, his post has become the subject of a meme, screengrabbed with the comment: ‘and the biggest pussy award goes to…..’

Jose’s response? ‘Ofc….’, which is slang for ‘of fucking course’, because of course he gets the biggest pussy award because, well, all the haters who retweeted that mean response would probably get a helluva a lot more pussy if they were kind enough to think of the women around them.

Jose, the only thing we can fault you with is, where were you when we were in school and can you hand out some heavy-duty painkillers too, please?

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