15-year-old Jose Garcia is now the most celebrated teenage boy on the web because of his recent Instagram post, aiming to eradicate the social stigma and taboo against menstruation. The teenager took it upon himself to encourage boys at his school to have a couple of tampons and sanitary pads with them or in their lockers so they would be able to help girls out should a monthly crisis strike unexpectedly.
The reason why this admirable young man is doing this is very simple: “We should support them with this; after all, we don’t have to go through all [that] they do because of menstruation, so it’s just logical that we help them.”
TO EVERY BOY THAT FOLLOWS ME AND CALLS HIMSELF A MAN OR SIMPLY A GOOD HUMAN BEING. Petition for all of us to start bringing a couple pads or tampons to school to help our girl friends. If you have a girlfriend or are friends with a girl, u should know that they do not always have tampons or pads on them, or that sometimes their period just hits them without notice and have a bit of a problem finding one. We should support them with this, after all, we don’t have to go trough all they they do because of menstruation, so it’s just logical that we help them. You should already know to give them your sweater and not question when they wrap it around their waist. So let’s step it up a notch and help them out. IF YOU HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR YOUR MOTHER, YOUR GIRLFRIEND, OR JUST WOMEN IN GENERAL I EXPECT FOR YOU TO FOLLOW ME ON THIS. To every girl that follows me. You are completely welcomed to ask me for a pad at any time without receiving a negative response or a dirty look. We should all help each other out like this so you don’t have to thank me at all. #realmensupportwomen
In his post, Garcia encouraged his female schoolmates to come up to him for help if they needed anything and to not be embarrassed or afraid to do so. “You are completely welcomed to ask me for a pad at any time without receiving a negative response or a dirty look. We should all help each other out like this so you don’t have to thank me at all. #realmensupportwomen.”