Since we can use this platform to vent about anything (including about vulnerable groups of people with whom we've never personally interacted in real life), let me share my tidbit.
Lot of middle class, upper class women (white + bipoc) will never understand the hardship of getting a period when growing up poor. In fact, from personal experience they go quiet when you mention how difficult it was to get pads, and you had to stuff toilet paper in your underwear. If you had an underwear that is!
If anything, puberty was an inconvenience. I remember not having underwear and just stuffing tp in my pants in 5th grade. It was so embarrassing when I got off my chair and there was a splotch of blood on it.
Luckily I worked hard in school, got a job and provided my sisters with what I didn't have. With my doctoral degree, I work at a place that stocks pads and tampons in bathrooms.
Makes me think. How do homeless women experience periods and the pain? I wish all these upper class women would do something about this-- at least use their time to make pads more accessible in other workplaces. Or spend time on services for homeless women they apparently care so much about.
Usually they give you a blank look when you mention these things. Are they the same woman as me?