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  1. Suburban Commando, this one’s for you!

  2. Wow, this really puts the race for pink slips at the end of Grease in a whole new, terrible light.
    Shame on you, Danny Zuko. I don’t even understand why you’d race for that.

  3. What’s it called when your eyes are bleeding ma, cuz I have that now

  4. “Let’s pretend that you, an 8-year-old little girl with Down syndrome, have your period and blood is coming out of an opening between your legs now.” <>

  5. Good God. I thought the Who Let The Clowns Out video would be the most horrifying thing I saw this week. I was very wrong.

  6. Nope. Just nope.

  7. Finally we can talk about our periods on Vgum, right ladies? Has anyone tried the period tracker IPhone app? It’s kind of awesome.

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  9. See. See that. See Jill. See that Jill. Jill. See. See that.

  10. Why is this a thing.

  11. I don’t know what y’all are going on about. I feel I’ve really learned something about my body today.

    • Still horrified, but I agree with you in that they did include the useful Pro-Tip: Put the used pad in the nearest wastebasket.

      I’ve always carried around my bloody pads until I got to the FARTHEST wastebasket, which made for slightly awkward social interactions.

      Also, @ 2:48 “It’s sticky.” TWSS (and also what she looked like when she said it)

  12. Why did she have to have Downs Syndrome? Was this marketed specifically to disabled children? I’m just so confused about every aspect of this video [except how menstruation works. It's God telling you monthly that you are a sinner and going to hell.]

  13. KIND of a downer. (SORRY)

  14. “Does the opening between my legs have a name?”

  15. I have this on video, as well as one that teaches about sex (“Sex Ed for Trainables” — “trainables” was the appropriate word for people with DS at the time!!!!!! wtf?!!!!) and one that teaches people performing CPR to check for tracheotomy holes, called “Check the Neck.”

    My video collection is your boyfriend.

  16. FAKE. It’s viral marketing for Kotex

  17. What is with all the repetition? Jill has down’s syndrome, she’s not deaf.

  18. Oh. My. God. I’m experiencing toxic shock syndrome.

  19. Yeah, Scott, THANKS FOR THE TIP (no thanks!).

  20. You know, I was really hoping I could see the look on my dad’s face when I give him his birthday present later today, but I guess this video was the last thing I’ll ever see since I had to immediately wash my eyes out with nails.

  21. The title of this post reads like the punch of a Dennis Miller joke from 1996, cuppy.

  22. The titles for this post reads like the punch to a Dennis Miller joke from 1996, cuppy.

  23. Okay, I was trying not to comment, but…as a newly minted, earnest, (sort of) young special ed teacher i feel compelled to point out that this video wasn’t made for you. It was made coming out of essentially the dark ages of special education to teach kids with disabilities about their periods. The repetition and modelling are strategies still used today. Yeah, it’s uncomfortable for us to watch, but think about the intended audience.

    Sorry, but I felt like I had to point that out.

    • All valid points, Arby’s, but would you show this to one of your students? Time has not been kind to this video in the most barfy of ways.

      • No, of course not! But I would wager that the current videos are not that different. The barfy parts are the most important parts to express since kids who have different learning abilities may not connect the concept of “blood on the pad” with an actual bloody pad. It’s totally gross and uncomfortable for me to say to you, but crucial to their grasping what will happen.

        But also, I think if the film stock were less degraded it might be less barfy.

    • Yeah, I was actually thinking that this video was way more informative than any of the videos that I watched in school, and that a little girl could actually learn something from this. And yet I was still horrified. Maybe I shouldn’t be, but I was.

    • I completely agree. Like I get it, it’s probably not what most of you wanted to see when you were just eating your lunch and reading an entertainment website. But it was designed to help children with disabilities learn about a subject that may be difficult for them to understand (and to help their families teach them about that subject). rb is right about the repetition/modeling and concrete level of thinking in the film, even if the film is obviously outdated (which, duh).

      Also, I’m sure I’m going to get all the downvotes for this, but I feel like some of the comments are in the vein of “ew, periods are gross!” or indicate that the commenter is somehow disturbed that the little girl is disabled? In med school we had to watch a video of variously-abled couples having sex (sometimes with the assistance of an aide) and some of my peers were very disturbed by the idea that people with cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, or severe intellectual disability might have gone through puberty and have active sex lives. Like they had never thought of it before?

    • My main problem is that no one ever actually explains what a period is! Granted, I never worked with special ed kids, and yes, this was made in the dark ages, but “blood comes out from an opening between my legs”? What? That sounds terrifying!

  24. This is a perfect way for me to start my (suicide) weekend.


    I used to own a DVD w/ educational filmstrips like this…
    …but left/lost it at a party at Lindsayism’s apartment in 2004. It was a weird party.

  26. ….why the fuck did I just watch that?

  27. That little girl “playing” (?) Jill is pretty adorable. And I’d rather see someone’s period blood than a gross actual wound, to be honest. So, this is very surprising and weird, but it’s not horrible violence or porn, or degrading to Down Syndrome kids, and that’s something, right? Minimalstandardsgum.

  28. God damnit Gabe.

  29. Gabe, do you have periods?

  30. “Blood comes out of my body from an opening between my legs. That about sums it up. No need to watch the rest of the video. Do you have any more questions, Downs-syndrome looking daughter?”

  31. “Hi girls!”
    “Hi Dad”
    “What have you girls been talking about?”
    “About periods, daddy”
    “That’s my cue to get the fuck out of here.”

  32. Yeah, I noticed no one mentions and that she never asks why the blood comes out. I’m supposing really going into the biological reasons for it would be a lot more difficult to explain to a child with downs. All kids get so many mixed messages about all this stuff, which only contributes to more confusion. Of course you had the guys at school asking you “is it really blue?” because of the amount of times they’d seen commercials using blue dye to demonstrate absorbency…

  33. Here’s another take on the same video:

    I think it captures how some of us reacted to Pinkslip.

  34. “You use a sanitary pad.”
    “A sanitary pad?”
    “Yes, Maraget, a sanitary pad.”
    “This is a sanitary pad.”
    More like sanitary mattress amirite?!

  35. “My pink slip brings all the boys to the yard…”

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