HuffPost “Journalist” James Michael Nichols Thinks Confused Women Covered In Period Blood Are “Powerful”
Well, if you didn’t already feel like the left has spun out of control and ended up in a place that feels even more absurd than a Twilight Zone episode, you will now.
HuffPost’s James Michael Nichols, the same writer who organized boycotts and attacks against any gay person who supported President Trump’s campaign, has a new piece out. This time, Nichols is applauding women who say that they’re men who widely spread their legs and “free bleed” in public.
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Y’all know I’m trans and queer, And what that means for me all around, Is something that’s neither there nor here, It’s a happy, scary middle ground. So when I talk gender inclusion, And I wrote these rhymes to help you see, I’m not tryna bring up something shallow, Periods are honestly pretty traumatic for me. See my life is very clearly marked, Like a red border cut up a nation, A time before and a time beyond, The mark of my first menstruation. So let me take you back, To the details that I can still recall, Of the day I gained my first period, And the day that I lost it all. I was 15 and still happy, Running around, all chest bared and buck, Climbing trees, digging holes, And no one gave a single fuck. I mean I think my ma was worried, So I went and grew out my locks, A sign I was normal, still a girl, A painted neon sign for my gender box. So, the day I got my period, My god, a day so proud, This little andro fucked up kid, Had been bestowed the straight, cis shroud. The relief got all meshed up in my pain, In that moment, I sat down and cried, Just thanking god I was normal, While mourning the freedom that had died. Everyone told me my hips would grow, I looked at them and couldn't stop crying, "What's wrong with you? You'll be a woman!" They kept celebrating a child dying. See my body had betrayed me, That red dot, the wax seal, On a contract left there broken, A gender identity that wasn’t real. Most people deal with blood and tissue, And yet my body forces me to surrender, Cause every time I get my cycle, Is another day I shed my gender. My boobs betray me first, I feel them stretching out my binder, I send up questions, "am I cursed?" And wish to god that she was kinder. The five days it flows, I try to breathe, I dissociate, While my body rips outs parts of me, Leaving nothing but a shell of hate. The blood drips from an open wound, Of a war waging deep inside my corpse, The battle between mind and body, Immovable object; unstoppable force. #bleedingwhiletrans #menstruator #genderinclusion #mencanmenstruate #protectranskids #periodpride #genderdysphoria #menstruationmatters #ifmenhadperiods [PLEASE SHARE!🌈]
In case you haven’t head of “free bleeding” before a brief summery via KnowYourMeme: “Free Bleeding refers to the practice of abstaining from using feminine hygiene products during menstruation. In February 2014, free bleeding was promoted by members of 4chan as a prank to convince women that feminine hygiene products were a form of patriarchal oppression.”
So If Someone Smears Blood All Over Themselves, Like A Baby Would Do With Food, It Is Powerful?
Is It Hard To Cover Yourself With Filth?
— StopBeingSilly (@nonbittercoffee) July 24, 2017
If these women want to “identify” as men, then isn’t it weird or discongruous that they would showcase their menstrual cycles and the fact that they have vaginas? According to HuffPost’s James Michael Nichols: IF YOU ASK THAT YOU’RE A BIGOT!
A few highlights from the piece:
Cass Clemmer, who uses they/them pronouns, posted the photo of themself on Instagramon July 12, depicting them free-bleeding while holding up a sign that reads “Periods are not just for women #BleedingWhileTrans.”
The photo was accompanied by a poem the artist wrote for a spoken word event at a menstrual health conference last summer.
While Clemmer told HuffPost that a significant portion of the reaction to their photo has been rooted in transphobia, they’ve seen people who have broadened their own understanding of transgender menstrual experience and learned from the photo.