Blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
This is funny, and in some ways, quite charming, sketch comedy about a dad talking his young daughter through her first period.
[via Glad Rags on Twitter ]
Tags: comedy, dads, daughters, Humor, Men, Menarche, sketch comedy Posted in Humor, Menarche | 2 Comments »
Funny, yes, and I feel very cranky for offering that this sketch WORKS because it taps into the menstrual comedy duality—funny because someone is uncomfortable or funny because someone is earnest (when, as we all know, they really should be embarrassed). This piece mocks both. I do love this Dad. He is trying to help and is surprisingly (and refreshingly) well informed (in his limited way) But is so oblivious to the discomfort of those around him and so patronizing to his daughter (though, again, well meaning, we are led to believe), that I bristle. But more for the menstrual dialogue, and for that, well, I am glad to see it out there.
Thanks, Chris, for this erudite analysis. I agree. I just so loved this very earnest dad, trying so hard to help his distraught daughter, seemingly so oblivious to the discomfort of the other men on the train.
And isn’t making others uncomfortable one of the ways we eventually, gradually make menstrual dialogue less of a joke?
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