I am on my period, hence the pain, aches and illnesses that have removed me from my usual high standards of blogging - or whatever we call it! I know many of you didn't need to hear this, but there's no point ignoring the elephant in a woman's room - we bleed. A lot. All for the name of science and nature and any other factor I really don't give a hoot about!
Another thing is that women rely on periods to know if everything is okay with their health. One of the most distressing effects of an eating disorder is the disruption of the menstrual cycle and can be heartbreaking as it indicates how much their health is declining. The period can also indicate signs of certain Cancers and other serious medical illnesses that can be detected through the way a woman bleeds. We may not what to bleed, but it's amazing what a period, or lack of a period, can show medically for a woman.
Women really are superheroes.