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We can finally destroy the myth that having a period makes you less competent

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For way too long, people have played menstruation for laughs. These hilarious jokes usually come back to a familiar punch line: Women just can’t function when they bleed. 

It’s not just a joke, either. That trope has been used by men and women alike to justify why we can’t have nice things, including a female president.  

But a new study published Tuesday in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience offers some quality research to destroy the myth of the woman turned incompetent by her period. 

The study took dozens of women and tested their cognitive abilities several times over the course of two consecutive menstrual cycles. The researchers found no consistent associations between fluctuations to the women’s hormones and their cognition.  Read more…

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