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What do you think of this situation with my sister?
My sister has a 9-year-old daughter that started her first period today. She decided to post it on her Facebook: “My little girl entered womanhood today!” A 9-year-old is not a woman because her vagina is bleeding, but that’s beside the point. I thought it was an odd thing to post on the Internet (and text everyone about, which she did).
I commented on the status with, “I’m sure glad no one posted about my first period on Facebook.” She replied with, “She doesn’t care. She’s taking it really well.” I responded with, “I take my period really well, too, but I don’t post it on Facebook every month.” I could tell she was getting irritated, saying that it was “no big deal,” so I shut up after that.
Now, this is not a huge ordeal and my sister and I will probably never talk about it again, but what are your opinions on this?
Periods are totally natural and nothing to be ashamed of. However, I don’t think many women would want it on the Internet for everyone to see, especially at such a young age. It just seems like an invasion of privacy for her mom to post that.