The most legendary of Tuareg leaders was Tin Hinan, heroine and spiritual leader, believed to have ruled in the fourth or fifth century CE. Tin-Hinan was a Berber princess and often accompanied by her sister Takamat. They came from the Tafilalt mountains in Morocco (Ataram) and founded a legendary kingdom in the Ahaggar mountains.” (from the Wikipedia article about the Tuareg)
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It honestly annoys me how guys think our periods “aren’t as big of a deal as we make them out to be”.
**here is the rest of the post belonging to the title (I deleted this, because it was just endless lamenting and hate tirades, and not one positive thought or tip how to change :p)**
It’s depressing to see this was re-blogged already almost 9000 times… But what is much more depressing is to see how many young women, who think that feminism is something “evil” and matrilinear cultures “never existed”, got so twisted up that even their bodies kill them inside out. If ALL your standards and beliefs and “knowledge” is made by men, then HOW the HELL are you going to like yourself for what you are, and care about your body properly??!
Since I got to know about feminism (at the age of 17!!) my entire life got turned upside down and I certainly stopped thinking of menstruating as a “bother” or a “sickness” or a “shameful problem”. Pains do not appear from thin air, as more you hate being a woman as more pains you will have. And as lesser you truly know about yourself as more you will hate yourself, living in this current male oriented culture. But remember, the male culture started 3000 years ago, BEFORE that we had at least about 32000 years of peaceful female oriented cultures, all around the world, where women were mighty rulers and had all the property, all the money and the family names were given from mother to daughter. During the “Moon” all women would gather in one place to sing and celebrate, and I am pretty sure that “cramps” and “pains” were unheard of. This knowledge is so suppressed that most women in modern times never ever heard about it, even despite the internet *sigh*
Take a quick look at this page for more info.
And here some tips against cramps and pains: rest as far away as possible from any women-hating idiots (both male and female) and as near as possible to kind, loving and supportive people (both male and female); avoid - or even better skip - ALL dairy products (here is the reason why); read feminist and spiritual women’s books (like “Our Bodies, Ourselves”, written by smart and truly knowledgeable women for other women —- those books do NOT omit essential details about your body!!); stop believing that feminism is “evil” — without feminism you would not sit in front of your computer today, but caged in some cramped kitchen full of screaming kids, without education or any way to change your life (it really pisses me off how young women take all they got from the previous generation literally fighting in the streets for GRANTED :( this will NOT stay “granted” if you go on like that!!); and lastly there is plenty of relief coming from techniques like acupressure or yoga.
Be kind to yourself, stop hating your womanhood and find people who truly care about you, and you will see “suddenly” how your pains “miraculously” fade.
“I didn’t know there was anyone like you. You were a surprise…When I knew I loved you, I was afraid because it meant needing you so much.”
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