A man was slammed online after he claimed scraped knees hurt more than period pain.
The man, who has not been named, tweeted ‘until women experience this, I don’t wanna hear about period pains [sic],’ along with a photo of a footballer sliding on a pitch and another of a pair of scraped knees.
Twitter users from around the world quickly responded to criticise the man and share stories explaining how painful menstrual cramps could really be.
One woman explained how she had been injured several times while playing sports but that nothing knocks her back like period pain.
Thousands of people have responded to a tweet posted by a man, whose name is not known, pictured, suggesting scraped knees are more painful that period pains
More than 22 thousand people liked the post, pictured, and some have called the man out for using a picture of a woman’s scraped knees for the tweet
She said: ‘When I played soccer I dislocated my shoulder, broke my ankle, and scarred my knees multiple times, and still finished the game all times. Periods still take me out of commission with their pain.’
Another added: ‘I did an asphalt belly flop, shredded the skin on my knees and palms and was walking around with an undiagnosed broken arm for three days thinking it was just a sprain.
‘I’ve had menstrual cramps that hurt worse. I’ve had cramps that hurt worse than a freaking broken arm. Boom.’
While someone else commented: ‘I have had gravel scraped out of my knees before… it was simple compared to my stomach cramps when I get my period.’
One woman who played football during school told the man he was a ‘wimp’ and that none of her sporting injuries would ever compare to the pain of period cramps.
She said: ‘I was eight when I got my first turf burn on my knee. 20 years later, I still bear the scar. In High School I got a spike in my back.
Several women shared stories of their own sports injuries which weren’t as painful as cramps
‘I’ve broken my thumb, gotten burned, and more. Yet NONE of those compared to my cramps from periods, which has made me pass out before. Sorry you’re a wimp.’
Another woman said she constantly had ‘scraped knees’ when she played football as a child but that ‘period pains were hands down the worst.’
Others desperately tried to make the man understand what type of pain women can deal with when on their period.
A woman wrote: ‘Cool story bro. Did the pain you experienced from those scraped knee make you feel like you were going to pass out? Did you feel lightheaded? Cold sweats?
Some men also commented, suggesting the man wouldn’t be able to ‘handle’ period pain
‘Was the pain so bad that you couldn’t bear to move? Because if not, I don’t want to hear you compare it to period pain.’
Even some men jumped in to slam the tweet, saying the original poster probably couldn’t handle period pain.
One man wrote: ‘In speaking with my wife, if you complain about this, you probably couldn’t HANDLE period pain.
‘At least this pain is something you get to choose. Women don’t necessarily get to opt out of that pain.’
One woman even described the scraped knee picture chosen on the original tweet as: ‘The most pitiful injury I’ve ever seen someone whinge about.’
Some people even called the post out for using a picture of women’s knees, saying it just ‘makes it worst because she experienced that [periods] and skinned knees.’