It all started when I told my brother that I was sincerely and wholeheartedly annoyed with my mother. I was on a rant and I was vicious. I told him after that it’s probably because of my hormones. It was that time of the month and I was beyond sensitive.
He then asked me if I think that having menstruation, and everything else that goes along with it, is a sign of weakness. That question hit me hard.
The truth is I do think it is a weakness. I think that having to succumb to your hormones at a certain time of the month is a weakness. The fact that you can’t control your emotions and then all of a sudden turn into an emotional mess is a weakness. I personally have had arguments because of my hormones. It’s awful. Most especially after realizing that it was petty and it wasn’t really because of you.
However, I think that acknowledging it as a weakness is the first step to controlling it. I also believe that if you can control it, it doesn’t have to be a weakness. Just like the annoyance I was feeling with my mother. I identified the fact that it was because of my hormones and acted accordingly by staying away from her. That stopped me from causing any fights and kept everyone happy.
I’m throwing the question back at you, do you think that going through your menstrual cycle is a weakness? What are your thoughts on this?