A Texas-based yoga teacher seems to be all anyone can talk about on social media today following some rather unconventional pictures and a video she posted to her Instagram account. Once you see what’s between her legs, you’ll be doing a double-take, too.
Stephanie Góngora has garnered international attention for doing something all women do. Góngora, though, decided not to remain modest about it, choosing instead to share it with the world. In a video uploaded on February 5, she dons a pair of stark white yoga pants, which she visibly bleeds through while flashing her crotch to the camera with wide open legs at several points. According to Góngora, it’s all in the name of erasing a stigma and raising awareness about periods. Be forewarned, the video below is and should be disturbing to most rational viewers.
Be forewarned, the video below is and should be disturbing to most rational viewers.
I am a woman, therefore, I bleed. . It’s messy, it’s painful, it’s terrible, & it’s beautiful. . And yet, you wouldn’t know. Because I hide it. . I bury things at the bottom of the trash. I breathe, ragged and awkward through the cramps, all the while holding onto this tight lipped, painted on smile. . Tampons? What are those. We don’t say those words out loud. Hide them. In the back pocket of your purse, in the corner of the bathroom drawer, at the very bottom of your shopping cart (please let me get a female cashier). . Events or engagements get missed. I’ll tell myself it’s the PMS, sure, but it has more to with the risk of being “caught,” at what…I’m not quite sure. . And I’m lucky. . Over 100 million young women around the globe miss school or work for lack of adequate menstrual supplies, & fear of what might happen if the world witnesses A NATURAL BODILY FUNCTION. . WHY? . Because hundreds of years of culture have made us embarrassed to bleed. Have left us feeling dirty and ashamed. . STOP PRETENDING. Stop using silly pet names like Aunt Flo because you’re too afraid to say “I’m bleeding” or “vagina.” Stop wasting so much effort hiding the very thing that gives this species continuity. . START talking about it. Educate your daughters. Make them understand that it can be both an inconvenience and a gift, but NEVER something to be ashamed about. Educate your sons so they don’t recoil from the word tampon. So when a girl bleeds through her khaki shorts in third period (pun intended), they don’t perpetuate the cycle of shame and intolerance. . This #StartSomethingSunday , I want to highlight @corawomen . . Cora Women is a 100% Organic tampon company. . But that’s not all. They are also breaking barriers. Making it ok to talk about periods, even on social media. Providing personalized, delivered tampon/pad orders right to your door. AND for every box purchased, donating a box of sustainable pads to girls who can’t afford menstruation products. . Fuck yeah. That’s the kind of stuff I can galvanize behind, no money or even product needed. Just a mission I support on a topic we should ALL be talking about. . More ⬇️
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“I am a woman, therefore, I bleed,” she captioned the revealing clip. “It’s messy, it’s painful, it’s terrible, & it’s beautiful. And yet, you wouldn’t know. Because I hide it. I bury things at the bottom of the trash. I breathe, ragged and awkward through the cramps, all the while holding onto this tight lipped, painted on smile.”
She went on to lament how tampons are hidden with shame, and how she has felt forced to cancel social engagements at risk of being ‘caught,’ adding: “’caught,’ at what…I’m not quite sure.”
n an article for Cosmopolitan.com, Stephanie revealed that she came up with the idea after hearing that several friends had been offered a supply of tampons from an organic brand in exchange for doing a period-related Instagram post – but that they had been too wary of the stigma to go ahead with it.
“Their internal struggle over posting about something they believed in really hurt my heart,” she said. “I’ve grown into a very thick skin, and even though I used to be quite shy, some things need to be said, and in this case, done.”
So, Stephanie decided to make her own post, without any kind of sponsorship attached, to make a statement. [Source: Mail Online]
As a woman, I completely understand how much that “time of the month” sucks. I also understand how much it sucks when you accidentally ruin a good pair of pants or underwear because of it. What I do not understand is feeling the need to ruin a perfectly good pair of yoga pants on purpose.
Furthermore, just because something is natural does not mean it should not be private. When did having some degree of modesty, self-respect, and dignity become a bad thing? Private isn’t a bad word. Think about some of the normal, natural things we do but “hide,” choosing to take care of them privately. Should we flaunt it all?
Perhaps have bowel movements in rooms without doors or on video for our social media followers to see. Am I exaggerating? No, I’m not. Stephanie’s little stunt, just like most of the antics seen by radical feminists, is that ridiculous. I’ll betcha I know who this lovely specimen voted for.