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gender equality is great and all but god dammit what i wouldn't do to have the first day of my period off from work.

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...or the second :| Recently had this situation where I basically collapsed under my desk for almost an hour, all crunched up in a foetal position. My colleagues were all telling me to go home, I just mumbled "too late", and waited for painkillers to fully kick in :/

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Let's see if we can kick you hard in the balls repeatedly all day and see if you can stick out the pain you twat.

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I'd like the day off when you have your period too

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OP I ❤ you for this post.

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tech lead, this isn't about you. but thanks for being the typical guy. everyone else - amen. i will say though the bliss of the 3 advil kicking in post cramps is so beautiful. like a cozy blanket of love.

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Tech lead, you're either a guy or a self-centered unsympathetic woman/whoever you identify yourself as. Either way, happy I clearly don't work with you.

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Who said I'm a guy? Stereotyping?

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Oh my god yes

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I sometimes just tell my manager that I have unbearable cramps and spend the morning at home waiting for pills to kick in, that is if I'm lucky and I don't have meetings.

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TL, if you're a woman who doesn't want to work with other women on their periods then we have a bigger problem. so either way, not cool.

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