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03/06/2017 12:24 pm ET

Janelle Monáe Explains Why Periods Should Be A Point Of Pride In 3 Tweets

She also shut down a few period-shamers while she was at it.
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Janelle Monáe is here for period pride. 

On March 3, the “Hidden Figures” actress tweeted about why women’s periods are nothing to be ashamed of. “Menstrual Period Blood,” Monáe began her Twitter conversation, adding five minutes later: “It’s sad that there are prob [sic] folks more grossed out by and/or ashamed of menstrual period blood than they are the current administration.”

Scroll below to read Monáe’s awesome thoughts on periods and period-shamers. 

About ten minutes later, Monáe began retweeting people who disagreed with her and responded to their points. One Twitter user tweeted at Monáe, writing: “Menstrual blood is gross.” 

The actress responded to the Twitter user, explaining why menstrual blood is something to “celebrate.” Monáe also broke down exactly why calling menstrual blood “gross” or “disgusting” is so problematic. 

“When a person uses language like... ‘Gross’ this causes the person on the receiving end to feel ashamed, embarrassed, humiliated, etc,” Monáe wrote. Scroll below to read her full thoughts. 

Monáe’s in-depth Twitter conversation sparked other users to tweet their support and thank the actress for speaking out about the issue.   

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