The above is a quote from the editor of our book Girl in the Know: Your Inside and Out Guide to Growing Up, which is a sort of how-to about your body for young girls ages 10 to 14. It talks about a lot of things that matter to girls in this age group: buying your first bra, getting exercise, avoiding zits, eating properly, being moody… All that fun stuff. It also talks about menstruation. And two fairly well-known magazines in the US won’t review it because of the word menstruation.
WTF? Never mind, girls. You don’t need to know about menstruation. Because if we explained menstruation, we’d have to explain pregnancy. And if we explain pregnancy, we have to explain sex. And sex doesn’t exist so you don’t need to know about it babiescomefromstorksdon’ttouchyourselforJesuswillcryhairypalms.
After the age of 8 people should really stop casually butting in line and pretending that if they don’t make eye contact it never happened. It happened. I was looking right at you. While you were doing it. I guess you thought that what you were doing afterward was more important than what i was doing. It’s just that I was on my way to save a bagful of kittens from being set on fire, but I was too late because you butted. So I guess that’s your fault, lady. Burning kittens! You might go to hell for that.