Most loved this dad’s response when his daughter asked him to buy her some sanitary pads. However, it wasn’t long before Twitter trolls caught wind of it…
So why, in 2019, are the swampy corners of Twitter still hell bent on shaming women for their bodies? And why are social media trolls desperate to turn a lovely interaction between a woman and her father into something negative, solely because it references menstruation?
Let us give you some context. A Twitter user known as Niamh from Cardiff, posted a screenshot of a conversation between herself and her dad.
The interaction is sweet and funny. She asked him: “Can you get me some pads with wings before the shops close please?”
He replied with some classic dad banter, sending her an image of the shop’s sanitary product shelves which are stocked with two types of Always pads, one with purple packaging and one with green.
“Blackcurrant or lime?” he said, as if they were sweets.
Although (as previously mentioned) having a period is never something to feel embarrassed about, we understand that not everyone might have this kind of relationship with their father. And this, combined with the unflinching, supportive nature of Niamh’s dad, makes the interaction all the more heart-warming.
As ever, though, it seems the internet can’t have nice things. The tweet has so far received over 31,000 likes, and a lot of the comments have been positive and celebratory of the pair’s relationship. However, some infuriating Twitter trolls have crawled out from beneath their bridges in an attempt to sour this sweet moment.
That’s right: as Niamh’s Twitter thread has made all too clear, she has received multiple trolling tweets about her dad. Being the boss that she is, though, she has seemingly reported them all, which means that they are no longer available. Her comebacks, however, are, and they are all satisfyingly fierce.
One of her responses reads: “For all the people getting wound up about asking my own DAD for pads.
1. He’s only ever lived with females, my sister, my mum, his sister, his mum.
2. I was in work until five, shops close at four on a SUNDAY and I don’t drive, neither does my mum.
3. It’s 2019 not 1969.”
While clapping back at another troll, she writes: “Why would I not [ask him to buy pads]? He’s my dad, he was picking me up from work so I asked him to go before the shops closed. He’s not a freak who gets scared by my natural things.”
But for every Twitter troll, there is a Twitter champion, and plenty of other social media users have been quick to point out how ridiculous and dated the view that there would be anything wrong with Niamh’s dad going to the shops for her, is.
One person writes: “People who have an issue with this confuse me? Is Niamh supposed to just hold her period in until the shops open on Monday?”
Another says: “Mad how you actually have to prove to people because they’re triggered over someone else’s dad buying an essential. I don’t see my mum so my dad buys mine when I need them. Dads like this rock.”
While another agreed: “Love this! It’s amazing you are that close to your dad to feel comfortable to ask him. He is a legend!”