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[–]Femaleisnthateful 12 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 0 fun13 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Cramps...where? Some of these people seem to be indicating severe mental instability, or side effects from wrong sex hormones. What they're describing doesn't sound like a period at all.

[–]ClassroomPast6178Problematising the things you love. 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Placebo/Nocebo is a powerful effect, it’s not beyond belief that they are suffering some symptoms purely because they believe that they should experience them.

What they can’t know is what it’s actually like to experience because they’re not women. So their description is based entirely on cultural stereotypes.

None of this is any reason to have any sympathy for them, validate them in any way or humour their delusions.

I’m sure that in a couple of decades the psychiatric and clinical psychology journals will be filled with articles questioning why neither stepped in to help these people and in fact prolonged and worsened the problem.

[–]Alienhunter[S] 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Poe's law not withstanding. I assume it's a retarded teenager engaging in histrionics because that's their idea of what it means to be a woman.

Perhaps they lie to themselves enough to believe what they are saying. Perhaps not. Regardless reality will come a knocking when they ask their doctor why they can't get pregnant.

[–]LyingSpirit472 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Said like they wouldn't end up as one of the Goodbye Horses types and "I'm not pregnant yet? Better get barebacked and bred by more people- eventually it'll happen."