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Japanese male office workers experience simulated menstrual pain

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Please tell that communitive methodology negates the requirement for men to experience simulated menstrual pain need not have to plug themselves into the national grid?

What next child birth, let not go their

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"How does it feel masaya?"

"It's nothing, is the device even on?"

"Oh let me see" cranks up the pain

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Great, I think it is awesome that men have to experience what women have to endure month after month from their teens on up for 40 or 50 years after that. Many men gripe when women complain about the pain, and so, it is great they can experience what it is like.

Oh yes, why not childbirth, too. It would be great for them to have to experience that as well.

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Don't be a puss. Go pass a stone, or two, if they want to experience pain. It'll be an unforgettable experience.

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Many men gripe when women complain about the pain

That has not been my experience. Nor have I ever seen that occur or heard of it occurring.

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Oh, my goodness...he had better take the day off!

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Great, I think it is awesome that men have to experience what women have to endure month after month from their teens on up for 40 or 50 years after that. Many men gripe when women complain about the pain, and so, it is great they can experience what it is like.

Not exactly awesome no.

But the sympathy and empathy is a good response.

Now how to simulate the hormonal anguish and other uncomfortable feelings that women go through during their period.

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Tora,you mother experienced that,you do sympathize with what she went through as a woman

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Now how to simulate the hormonal anguish and other uncomfortable feelings that women go through during their period.

I try to remember what it was like to be 15 years old, and imagine having to go through that once a month for half my life.

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How long have woman existed on this plant?

Now men have to have simulated period pain to understand women better. Ridiculous!

Men will never ever understand women.

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Men will never ever understand women.

Speak for yourself. I understand women fine.

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I do not think a man can ever feel the pain of a woman, shedding tissue,internally waiting for an egg to be released

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Those monthly pain, is not exist for Japanese ojiisan.

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Did the men take Mefenamic acid or Ibuprofen?

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Since lots of Japanese women,have not had sexual education,and do not know the internal process going on inside their body,they are doomed to suffer it alone,I passed biology with raving colors,we learned about this process, before we were in high school ,a man will never feel this man,as a man i should be understanding of what a woman is going through

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What next?

A simulated blow to the testes for women that can never experience it?

What a waste of time!

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Now how to simulate the hormonal anguish and other uncomfortable feelings that women go through during their period.

I try to remember what it was like to be 15 years old, and imagine having to go through that once a month for half my life.

It appears you are male

Males don't even have the same hormones or levels that females do.

So impossible to truly relate

However any empathy or compassion towards women shows me you do care

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Men will never ever understand women.

Correct

Speak for yourself. I understand women fine.

I respect women yes

However plenty will admit they have difficulty understanding themselves .

As Men we aren't supposed to be able to understand women completely and that's the way it's supposed to be.

It's impossible for any man to define what all women want or don't want.

I get along with most women just fine , however i wouldn’t describe myself as understanding them because iam male

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Interesting.

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If this device offers menstrual pain at the press of a button, it might be useful in Pain Reprocessing Therapy sessions for women.

Presumably it could be used in workshops for schoolgirls to prepare them, and for schoolboys to educate them.

If corporates are paying for this, I'd best get the patent filed for my Man Flu simulator.

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Lots of men fail biology,so they have only seen a woman reproductive anatomy,but still do know how it works

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"I'd rather try touching the moon than take on a woman's thinking." - Al Swearengen

Wise words.

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Well, I have to admit that I would never have even thought of making such a device. Let’s see what the overall effect is without judging.

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I never knew how hard it was to be a guy till I read these comments. Work work work, gonad pain, listening to women talk, 30 push ups a week. I'm a guy and I just never stopped to think about how much worse my life was than women's are. No wonder so many men here toss off the topic of women's pain like it doesn't matter. Us men have our own problems. Like making decisions for women. That is so hard. They should be glad they have us.

One thing I'll never understand, and that's a man saying he knows women. I have to laugh. Besides thinking over and over again how lucky I am to be a man (thank god I'm not a woman) I know for a dead fact us men know women a lot less than they know us. Any man who thinks he does know women does not know himself worth a lick.

But don't get me wrong, fellas. I'm with you. Our lives are cruddy compared to women. (I still get down on my knees and say, "Thanks, God. For not making me be a woman.") But my life is, I've discovered here today, is hard, man. I don't know how I stand it.

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Speak for yourself. I understand women fine.

Those, who believe, they were, are not.

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So women have period pain and in return men have put up with the pain of women having period pain that painful enough to manage without sharing their pain.

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One thing I'll never understand, and that's a man saying he knows women. I have to laugh. Besides thinking over and over again how lucky I am to be a man (thank god I'm not a woman) I know for a dead fact us men know women a lot less than they know us. Any man who thinks he does know women does not know himself worth a lick.

Speak for yourself. I know myself very well, and I also get and understand women.

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This will sound like whataboutery but in Japan, people's lives are greatly affected by exams taken on single days. The law of averages says that a notable percentage of the women sitting the exam, I dunno, 10%-15% will be on their period. Some exams will have far more bearing on that person's future than a few days' of work at EXEO Corporation. So my question is aren't exam-based cultures really bad for women who get bad period pains? Shouldn't we move away from that model?

The other aspect is that there is a good chance that any woman who has entered an elite job won't actually get really bad periods, because they would render her less likely to pass all the tests needed to get that job in the first place. The tests required to join EXEO Corporation itself may make no allowances for potential period pains.

I'm no expert here, but there is also the chance that stress, poor work/life balance etc. make em far worse.

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Male office workers at a telecoms firm in Tokyo have experienced simulated menstrual pain to help them become more sympathetic toward female colleagues ahead of International Women's Day on Friday.

It plugging your male colleges into the main the most productive way to give/bring substance and meaning to International Women's Day?

Maybe I am losing my dry British sense of humour, I just don't get it at all.

Just a level playing field, equal quality opportunities, in education etc for all, cradle to grave.

Fair advancement based on merit, not seniority regardless of gender.

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