How many tampons do you need? This man will explain

what was he thinking?


The astonishing misplaced confidence of some men has been on show again, with one very clever chap attempting to mansplain menstruation to women – using maths

This week, mansplaining on the internet reached giddy new heights as one man tried to calculate just how many tampons are necessitated by “the average period”.

A Twitter user shared a screengrab of a comment, posted on PinkNews’s Facebook page by a plucky gentleman outlining how women might be able to manage their periods affordably with only his trusty man-brain and the power of maths. To his credit, the maths was correct – it was just everything else that was wildly wrong.

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