You’re about to embark on a brand new adventure. You have your map, your scrappy side-kick, mysterious love interest, food and camping supplies and a lot of determination and stamina.
You’re all set right?
What most authors and writers fail to include in basically every adventure story is the human aspect. I’m talking about the basic human needs.
Have they set out bathroom duties? Packed enough toilet paper? Tampons? Soap? What happens if they run out of toilet paper? Or someone comes down with a case of diarrhoea? Or has severe hemorrhoids?
Most novels and t.v. shows focus more on the struggling-to-stay-alive aspect and forget to deal with the I’m-only-human aspect.
Let’s take Harry Potter for example (Yes let’s take him and Draco Malfoy and leave them trapped in a room and watch the fireworks)
Aside from the fact that Harry dies nearly every year and you’d think, at some point, somebody would try to stop it, how about some other things?
How do witches deal with menstrual cramps? Do they have spells for that sort of thing? I would really like to know.
Or when Luna was trapped in the dungeon at Malfoy Manor or Hermione was on the run with Harry and Ron? Is there some sort of spell to siphon the blood from your person and get rid of it? That sounds rather bloody uncomfortable.
A friend of mine recently pointed something out (and inspired this entire post):
You mean to tell me Jasper flew at Bella for getting a little tiny cut on her finger but Edward was completely fine with being around her during her period? Come on.
Really what is up with that? Do vampires have natural immunity against vaginal blood? Because that’s basically the only reasonable explanation.
The Hunger Games
Did Katniss ever receive sanitary pads in any of those sponsor giftbags? Did the contestants have to dig out holes to do their business?
Any superhero form of media at all
Do female superhero costumes come with built in warming technology or are they just immune to all forms of weather? Because those outfits don’t look like they provide much cover for anything. Also do they get off-days if they have cramps or something?
“Supergirl! There’s a monster ravaging the town.”
“Well take care of it yourself you bloody incompetents. I have a bed and a bucket of ice cream with my name on it.”
Luckily fanfiction is always present to soothe our curiosity. God bless fanfics.
What do you guys think? Should books cast some light on the biological aspect? Or would you just be glad to receive any content at all? Let me know in the comments below.
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