Colton Underwood Acts Disgusted By Concept of Women’s Period Underwear
I have previously defended this Underwood guy when he was being mocked by people online for being a virgin into adulthood. Nobody should be shaming people for being virgins.
However, I refuse to defend Underwood on this one.
I have no patience for men who act “grossed out” and immature over women’s periods and all that accompany them.
Men are not the ones who have to deal with the actual inconveniences and physical pains accompanied by periods, which usually last for around five or six days every month out of every year.
Women cannot control when or if we get periods. We cannot help if the period blood leaks and stains our bed-sheets, pants, shorts, or skirts – those are just some of the realities women have to contend with when getting a period monthly.
(Some men are so stupid about how periods work, they seriously do not know how long periods last or how often women get them, which is why I mention that.)
Underwood, like countless men, don’t understand the practical realities of living with a period.
You don’t simply throw out a pair of underwear if you get some period blood on it – you toss it in the washer and clean it and re-use it.
It would be too expensive to continually buy new underwear if every time you put a pair on it becomes soiled by period blood.
Colton Underwood left many women shaking their heads after expressing his confusion over menstruation during a round of “Ask Me Anything” on LadyGang.
Cohost Keltie Knight asked the Bachelor alum, 27, whether he notices if a girlfriend is “wearing a cute underwear or, like, a period underwear.” He appeared to be surprised that the latter exists, prompting Becca Tobin to explain that “girls have special underwear that’s designated for your time of the month.”
“You keep ‘em around? Buy new underwear! Throw them away,” a visibly disgusted Underwood shot back.
When Jac Vanek called the former football player “wasteful,” he responded, “I, as a husband and a boyfriend, will go buy you new underwear. That is so gross! So if you s–t your pants, are you gonna just wash them? No, you’re throwing them away.”
Knight, 37, then pointed out, “It’s not s–t — it’s flesh of my womb.”
The cohosts of the E! talk show were not the only ones who were taken aback by Underwood’s response. Over on Twitter, multiple viewers slammed the reality star for comparing periods to soiling oneself.
“@colton compared having your period leak in your underwear to s–tting your pants,” one critic wroteOpens a New Window.. “This is why I’m forever grateful my boyfriend grew up with 4 sisters so he’s not an ignoramus.”
Another Twitter user fired backOpens a New Window., “I’m sorry, but you talking about women’s periods is disgusting.. my husband goes to the store to buy me tampons because he’s not an embarrassed 12 year old.”
A third tweeter wonderedOpens a New Window., “@colton did you throw out every jersey you ever bled on in football?”
by Abby Gardner
Dude, Grow Up
Fans of The Bachelor—and, well, just people in general—are rightfully confused and mad after recent lead Colton Underwood said a woman’s period underwear is “gross.” It all started with an interview on E!’s Lady Gang, after host Keltie Knight asked Underwood, “If you’re married to me, do you notice if I’m wearing a cute underwear, or, like, a period underwear?”
Underwood was shocked to learn there’s a difference—which, I guess, shouldn’t be so surprising given that Underwood proved how little he knows about women on The Bachelor this past season. (Remember when he had Hannah B. meet his entire family and then broke up with her?)
But his comments that followed are truly next-level wrong: As the women on the panel explained why period underwear is A Thing, he looked disgusted and said, “You keep them around? Go buy new underwear! Throw them away. I, as a husband and a boyfriend, will go buy you new underwear. That is so gross.
“If you shit your pants, are you just going to just wash them?” he continued. “No, you’re throwing them away.” The women on the panel weren’t having this, because duh.
Watch for yourself below, starting at around the 1:10 minute mark:
This is so frustrating on many levels. I don’t expect a lot out of a man who just spent months dumping dozens of women so he could end up with the one person who didn’t want him, but he should have a basic understanding of the very natural process of a woman’s period.
Instead, he treats it as too gross to handle. How is a bodily function that leads to producing other human beings gross?
It’s 2019—a period, and all that goes with it, should not be mind-blowing to a grown man.
If Underwood can’t handle a woman who doesn’t throw out her underwear every time there’s a little stain, then he definitely can’t handle being in a real-deal relationship.
I’m not alone in wanting to call him out. People had some thoughts.
“As much as I love the Bachelor, I am disgusted with Colton’s comments about women’s periods and ‘period underwear,'” one fan tweeted.
“I hope he doesn’t tell Cassie she and her underwear are gross when she experiences a normal bodily function. Not to mention how classist that comment was. A lot of women can’t even afford tampons let alone new underwear every month. In conclusion, periods are not gross and women do not need to buy new underwear every month to satisfy their immature significant others who can’t handle it.”
…Underwood has yet to comment about the backlash, but I sure hope he learns something from it.
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So, I’ll defend this guy over being ridiculed for being a virgin, but I will not go to bat for him over making ignorant comments about biological reality for most women.