It doesn’t actually matter, does it?
With their promise of cramps, headaches and mood swings, most women dread their periods coming every month.
Even women with light bleeding can still find it uncomfortable, and for women with heavy bleeding and bad side effects, it can be much worse.
But what about women in sports whose career success depends on their physical capabilities?
For these women, periods are a much, much bigger deal.
As long as sports are girl on girl (and given the differences between male and female physique, that’s unlikely to change much) then it’s perhaps boring, predictable and maybe it does affect performance. But it’s going to, over time, affect each participant equally, isn’t it?