Parents magazine posted a picture on their Instagram page of a four-year-old boy holding a sign reading “some men have periods too.” The photo was originally posted by the boy’s mother to her Instagram page, and Parents reposted it to celebrate the message.
The boy’s mother, Milly Bhaskara, described how she explained to her son how not only women have periods, telling her son only some women have periods, along with some non-binary people, and some men.
“I told him that SOME women, SOME non binary people and SOME men have periods. It was easy for him to accept as he hadn’t had to unlearn the engrained societal norm but if a 4 year old can grasp it I’m sure most of us can have a crack at unlearning transphobic/misinformed norms and open our minds… ya think?”
The photo was included in a piece by Parents Magazine published on Monday. There has been significant pushback.