Husband Slammed as 'Stupid Ignorant Man' for Talking About Wife's Uterus

A woman was praised online for telling her husband that his opinion about her uterus is "completely worthless" after he "mansplained" menstrual issues to her.

The anonymous woman, known as u/QueenBumbleBrii, posted about her situation in Reddit's popular "Am I The A**hole" forum where it received nearly 8,000 upvotes and 1,500 comments. The post can be found here.

Menstrual Symptoms

While 90 percent of individuals report experiencing symptoms during their period—often including breast tenderness and food cravings—an estimated 84 percent report suffering some sort of pain or cramping, according to Healthline.

The pain is caused by prostaglandins which trigger the uterine muscles to contract. It is estimated that between 32 to 40 percent of individuals experiencing periods report severe pain that causes them to miss work or school.

Man slammed for talking about wife's uterus
A woman was praised for calling out her husband after he tried to "mansplain" her uterus to her. "I tried to explain to him he doesn't know what the f**k he's talking about," the poster said of her husband. fizkes/iStock

Menstrual symptoms often worsen for individuals during their 30s and 40s, including the following:

  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Water retention

'AITA?'

In the post titled "AITA for calling my husband stupid and ignorant about my uterus?" the woman in her 30s said she was having an uncomfortable period with fatigue, cramps, and irritation.

She said although she's been sharing her menstruation issues with friends, she doesn't often speak with her husband because he "doesn't have a uterus" and doesn't have "experience" with period issues.

When the woman brought it up to her mother, she said she had her tubes tied and that since they didn't want kids she should also think about sterilization.

"I told her that I was JUST discussing these things with my friends," the post read. "I said I'm not interested in surgery but might get on a hormonal birth control pill that allows me to skip or stop periods since they seem to be getting worse in my 30s."

During the conversation, the woman's husband said she "100 percent" does not need surgery or hormonal treatment because she is "fine" and that there is "nothing wrong" with her but she thinks she needs to get the same procedures or pills as her friends to "fix a problem" that doesn't exist.

'F**king Moron'

"I tried to explain to him he doesn't know what the f**k he's talking about," the post read.

She said her husband "insists" she never talks about her issues and therefore doesn't have any.

"He said IF I had ANY issues that require hormonal treatment my Gyno would have SEEN those issues in my uterus when she examined me/gave me a Pap smear," the post read. "I told him that is NOT how it works, you can't SEE period symptoms inside a uterus you f**king moron."

She said her husband then got "smug" and asked how these medical issues are diagnosed if an examination doesn't show them.

"I told him women self-report symptoms and a doctor analyzes those symptoms then suggest treatment," the post read.

'Out of Spite'

He replied that she's never had a doctor tell her to take hormones or birth control, but said every time she goes they suggest her birth control options since they combat more than just pregnancy prevention.

"Treatment can do more than stop you from getting pregnant; it can also relieve menstruation discomforts like heavy flow, acne, and cramps," the post read.

Her husband "insisted" his opinion was "valid" and accused her of wanting to get on birth control "out of spite."

"I told him he was a stupid ignorant man whose opinion on my uterus was completely worthless," the post read.

Redditor Reactions

Nearly 1,500 users commented on the post, many slamming the woman's husband for his comments and thinking he is entitled to an opinion on her body.

"If he wasn't willing to be open to what you were telling him, then it's not on you to better rehearse your teaching method," one user commented. "You do not bear the responsibility of explaining periods to this man. That is not your job."

"I just love knocking down men who try to mansplain a woman's uterus to her," another commented.

"NTA but like why are you with this dude?" one user commented. "I would not want to be with someone I felt I couldn't talk to/complain to about period woes (and someone who is so ignorant in general about female anatomy/health)."

"Seriously though, speak to your doctor as a lot of menstrual conditions go undiagnosed because as women we are conditioned to put up with the pain every month," another commented.

Newsweek reached out to u/QueenBumbleBrii for comment.

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