Carl Unger, like many of us, has a lot of questions about this year's presidential election.
Namely, he wants to know what happens if Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is elected and, God forbid, she has her period in the White House.
No, for real, someone seriously asked that question.
This letter was published in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, a Pennsylvania paper, last week:
Unger wrote a strongly-worded letter all about taking the country back from those damn liberals. He makes a lot of interesting claims, such as,
The liberals call us racist to silence us because they cannot handle the truth that when they give out money to people of all races it just makes them lazy.
Unger also wondered,
They call us sexist just because we are critical of Hillary Clinton and her health. What if that time of month comes and she is sick at the same time?
Clearly Unger's understanding of menstruation is about as much as this:
Carl Unger, a few lessons for you:
First of all, it's called a period. You can call it a period. Say it out loud with me: PERIOD.
Second of all, Carl, I am willing to bet a bajillion dollars that unless you are 10 years old, you have worked with a woman who has been both sick and on her period... AT THE SAME TIME!
Sure, you might be worried the gush of blood that exits from every woman's vagina once a month could stain the all-important White House.
But I'd venture a guess that while serving as First Lady, Clinton -- along with many other first ladies and daughters -- already shed uterine lining in the house.
Luckily, there are these things called tampons and pads, which generally help keep things clean.
Third of all my friend, there's this thing called menopause that hits women in their 50s. At that point, women stop menstruating.
So Clinton, who is 68 years old, probably doesn't even get her ~time of the month~ anymore.
I'd like to think Carl is just some troll trying to say the most ridiculous, unfounded things possible, but there really is a big stigma around periods that prevents a lot of men from learning about the reality of uteruses.
So Carl, I hope this information helped.
The election is on November 8.
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