Whose sodding taboo?

My gold medal goes to Fu Yuanhui – for talking openly about her period
Rose George
The swimmer’s admission of what affected her Rio Olympics performance shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is. It’s one more step towards stamping out a pathetic taboo

From memory we’ve all just been subject to decades of screaming harpies insisting that PMS and periods make no difference. Women are not subject to emotional mood swings and so there!

And now it’s brave?

31 thoughts on “Whose sodding taboo?”

  1. Bloke in Wiltshire

    It’s taboo because it’s blood coming out of your cunt and that’s just nasty. I’m sure cyclists take a dump before getting on the bike, but I don’t want to know about that either.

  2. So if menstruation can affect an olympian’s performance, I assume I am right to query the capabilities of menstruating brain surgeons, pilots, etc.

  3. Bugger. Thanks to constant diligence, I’d managed to be complete;y ignorant of the Olympics. Up until this post.
    Bastard,

  4. Well the Guardian has been claiming it’s taboo in China. However, the girls in my office seem happy to bring up the subject when they want a day off work.

  5. It’s taboo until they flip their position 180 degrees. If you can’t keep up you are a fascist neo-liberal patrician (man).

    Oh, there it goes again, flipped back to being a taboo again.

  6. Tim

    off topic but you may want to take a peek at Murphy’s flagrant puff pieces for the Taxman Unions on TRUK this morning – I think you will find both the one on Deliveroo and on the need for reinstating the Vehicle Tax disc interestingly reflective of the Murphmeister’s attachment to a halcyon vision of the UK economy – I have no doubt a couple of Forbes pieces will roll off the presses based on this atavistic outlook….

  7. Murd that he is the Tax Disc is a point. We pay the thieving fucks –who don’t spend most of their thieving on the roads anyway–and the shitehouses can’t even ante up a cheap paper disc?

    Of course the real reason is so they can use the ANPR and all the other snooping junk (which we pay for also) to track our movements under the guise of seeing if you are taxed or not.

    I doubt that is the Murd’s take on it tho’.

    (Murd =Murphy+ Turd)

  8. Of course the real reason is so they can use the ANPR and all the other snooping junk (which we pay for also) to track our movements under the guise of seeing if you are taxed or not.

    They also get to charge us twice over when a car is sold. Any tax already paid isn’t transferred to the new owner, who has to pay the tax again.

    You can get a refund for time remaining, but only for full months. Nice little earner there for the state.

  9. Nice little earner there for the state.

    Most people change cars every three years or less often? An average of half a month lost? So roughly equivalent to about 1% of the overall Vehicle Tax take?

    I agree it is state thievery, but hardly the most egregious.

  10. It’s a nice little earner, when you multiply that extra month of tax by every second-hand car sold.

  11. Mr Ecks

    Like you I agree it seems to be a case of the State utilising technology for malign purposes – however as you surmise that isn’t the swine’s take on it – it’s about failure to create ‘moar taxes’ for his beloved ‘Curajus state’….

  12. I asked Murphy how much of the road tax take decrease could be due to people buying newer, more fuel efficient cars.
    My comment hasn’t appeared, so I’m assuming he’s ignoring it. How does he normally accuse people of being neoliberal trolls? Does he email you or put it up on the site?
    I used a one time email address to post, so if he did email me and block me from posting, I wouldn’t know…

  13. Chernyy_Drakon

    If this is your moniker you may have been caught out by his pledge to root out ‘Trolls’ who posted under false names. It failed to stop the likes of Lavrenti Beria last year and this year (for example) William Mconagall and Florence Foster Jenkins getting through but seems to be applied periodically.

    Normally the neoliberal troll label comes after an exchange where you have outargued him, so getting that first post on is a necessary first step….

  14. It’s a nice little earner, when you multiply that extra month of tax by every second-hand car sold.

    It’s not an extra month, on average. It’s half a month. And it is still going to be about 1% of the total Vehicle Tax take.
    1% more is hardly a “nice little earner”. You’d not be bragging about a 1% pay-rise, would you? Even though it is definitely more than nothing.

  15. “My gold medal goes to Fu Yuanhui – for talking openly about her period.”

    That was the terminally unfunny Jo Brands whole act wasn’t it?

  16. Van Patten

    This isn’t my moniker there. I used the name of a Minarchist author. Didn’t think Chernyy_Drakon would get past him.
    I just didn’t want to give him my real email address, but he seems to be responding now… 🙂

  17. Bloke in California

    Re vehicle tax:
    My dad died on the 16th of last month; so Mum filled in the V5 to transfer the car to her name.
    “No problem, here’s your refund for whatever complete months from August 1st, oh and you now need to pay from July 1st.”
    Evil thieving bastards.

  18. @BiC

    Not just evil, making money in that way is plain sick.

    What gets me is when the staff that implement those policies are excused for “just doing their job”. Sorry, no, shit like that only happens because people are willing to take the paycheck to do it.

    Sorry to hear about your dad.

  19. I know it’s small beer, but can one avoid that scam by the DVLA by dating the transfer at midnight on the last day of the month?

  20. Another little Curajus State scam

    If you are buying a house and you fail to sell your old house on the same day you buy your new house, you get dinged for 3% of the price of the new house on the grounds that you are a evil money-grubbing buy-to-let spiv.

    The only difference to the DVLA scam is you can claim the 3% back if you sell the old house within 3 years. Thus giving
    the Curajus State a nice little interest free loan.

  21. I know it’s small beer, but can one avoid that scam by the DVLA by dating the transfer at midnight on the last day of the month?

    Only by inconveniencing both the vendor and the buyer, or having the vendor liable for any speeding tickets etc incurred before the transfer.

  22. BiW

    Sure, I was thinking where the parties were related / knew each other (ie it was practical). Yes, I agree it’s otherwise not realistic..

    Speeding stuff, no, that always accrues to the driver. Registered keeper simply provides details of the driver at the time. Though yes I would agree, if it’s a third party, that might be a risk..:)

  23. @ Van_Patten
    He doesn’t call me a troll – he says that I am banned because I am “boring”. My threat of a libel suit for a vicious lie when I pointed out that he had no leg to stand on means that the fat frump dare not call me “troll” when I am simply pointing out factual errors without commenting.

  24. Bloke in California

    Thank you Cynic.
    I think today’s news tops even that:
    Bear in mind that Mum has followed their instructions and written a cover letter explaining why the change in “keepership” – she gets the refund cheque this morning made out to Dad, with a letter addressed to him saying it’s been transferred.

    If they were competent they’d be bloody dangerous.

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