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18th Nov '16 10:13:11 AM Wordsworth
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* Should we even think about what the poor women of "Gilligan's Island" must do? Lovey Howell is probably past menopause, but, unless the limited diet of the island is interfering with Ginger and Mary Ann's cycles, they would have to handle it somehow.
17th Nov '16 10:22:00 AM FranksGirl
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** Still played straight with the elves. Averted for the humans, as an explanation on why the wolves keep tormenting their human-female adoptee.
3rd Nov '16 10:11:54 PM LTM402
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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukuUG6KOL0k Ask Lara]]'', a little-known series of Catalonian origin which was co-produced by the BBC in 2012 [[note]]however, as it was part of the ''Learning Zone'' block, it was only limited to air sporadically during overnight slots on BBC Two, but has also aired on countries such as the Netherlands, France, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, [[/note]] has an episode that deals with the main character having her first period. Lara is not as flustered about having her period as she is about that it had to happen on the day of an important exam. Lara has two best friends: Akira, who already started her period and offers her advice about it, and Monica, who is anxious to get hers and even says she feels envious when Lara tells her about the physical discomforts caused by it. Meanwhile, her two male friends, Tony and Gabriel, are worried that after getting her period, she will stop hanging out with them to only focus on older boys, but in the end that does not happen.



* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukuUG6KOL0k Ask Lara]]'', a little-known series of Catalonian origin which was co-produced by the BBC in 2012 [[note]]however, as it was part of the ''Learning Zone'' block, it was only limited to air sporadically during overnight slots on BBC Two, but has also aired on countries such as the Netherlands, France, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, [[/note]] has an episode that deals with the main character having her first period. Lara is not as flustered about having her period as she is about that it had to happen on the day of an important exam. Lara has two best friends: Akira, who already started her period and offers her advice about it, and Monica, who is anxious to get hers and even says she feels envious when Lara tells her about the physical discomforts caused by it. Meanwhile, her two male friends, Tony and Gabriel, are worried that after getting her period, she will stop hanging out with them to only focus on older boys, but in the end that does not happen.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' had the episode "Aisle 8A", in which Connie got her first period while she was staying with the Hills because her parents had gone to a swanky business conference in Hawaii. Due to a series of circumstances, the prudish Hank was the one who had to deal with it. He was not happy about it, and his initial reaction is to drive her to the hospital where a doctor explains it to them.

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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukuUG6KOL0k Ask Lara]]'', a little-known series of Catalonian origin which was co-produced by the BBC in 2012 [[note]]however, as it was part of the ''Learning Zone'' block, it was only limited to air sporadically during overnight slots on BBC Two, but has also aired on countries such as the Netherlands, France, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, [[/note]] has an episode that deals with the main character having her first period. Lara is not as flustered about having her period as she is about that it had to happen on the day of an important exam. Lara has two best friends: Akira, who already started her period and offers her advice about it, and Monica, who is anxious to get hers and even says she feels envious when Lara tells her about the physical discomforts caused by it. Meanwhile, her two male friends, Tony and Gabriel, are worried that after getting her period, she will stop hanging out with them to only focus on older boys, but in the end that does not happen.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' had the episode "Aisle 8A", in which Connie got her first period while she was staying with the Hills because her parents had gone to a swanky business conference in Hawaii. Due to a series of circumstances, the prudish Hank was the one who had to deal with it. He was not happy about it, and his initial reaction is to drive her to the hospital where a doctor explains it to them.
24th Oct '16 1:02:04 AM rafi
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* Averted in ''Manga/SevenSeeds'', with some girls casually mentioning that they are on their period at the moment. Natsu's period actually becomes a plot point in the ''Minor Heat'' arc, where [[spoiler: iron-eating bacteria starts to become active on an old, abandoned ship and starts chasing her, due to the iron in her blood]].
* Averted, oddly enough, in ''Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal'', the 1999 four-part OVA to ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Episode three treats us to a series of quick cuts between Tomoe clutching her stomach and splashes of blood against a black background. She then heads outside before we cut to the next scene.

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* Averted The first page of ''Manga/AfterSchoolNightmare'' has the intersex protagonist getting his first period.
* During one sequence
in ''Manga/SevenSeeds'', with some girls casually mentioning that they are ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', ActionGirl Casca insists on their fighting during her period at and nearly gets killed by a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain particularly misogynistic enemy general]] because her cramps are taking her edge off. She gets her own back during the moment. Natsu's period actually becomes a plot point in the ''Minor Heat'' arc, where [[spoiler: iron-eating bacteria starts to become active on an old, abandoned ship Battle of Doldrey and starts chasing her, due to the iron in her blood]].
* Averted, oddly enough, in ''Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal'', the 1999 four-part OVA to ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Episode three treats us to a series of quick cuts between Tomoe clutching her stomach and splashes of blood against a black background. She then heads outside before we cut to the next scene.
kills him.



* A plot point in ''Manga/WanderingSon''. Takatsuki is transsexual and starting his period causes dysphoria. On a lesser note menstruation is depicted several times from varying female characters.
* Aversion: Mentioned once or twice in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'', as female spellcasters lose power "that time of the month". Given the length of the series, it's surprising it only comes up once or twice with Lina, the first time as a minor plot point. Presumably she is little affected most of the time, or maybe it only affects her and a small number of mages.

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* A plot point in ''Manga/WanderingSon''. Takatsuki is transsexual One chapter of ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' has Sora getting [[{{transsexual}} his]] period. He's obviously doesn't like it and starting his period causes dysphoria. On a lesser note menstruation is depicted several times from varying female characters.
* Aversion: Mentioned once or twice in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'', as female spellcasters lose power "that time of the month". Given the length of the series, it's surprising it only comes up once or twice
shares pads with Lina, the first time as a minor plot point. Presumably she is little affected most of the time, or maybe it only affects her and a small number of mages.his daughter.



* Averted in ''Manga/KodomoNoKodomo''. The grade-schoolers talk about getting their first periods early on.
* One chapter of ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' has Sora getting [[{{transsexual}} his]] period. He's obviously doesn't like it and shares pads with his daughter.



* The first page of ''Manga/AfterSchoolNightmare'' has the intersex protagonist getting his first period.
* Episode 8 of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' has Sasami pretty much taken out of the episode because she got her first period. In fact, you wouldn't even realize this unless you knew the items Tenchi's aunt gives the others are old rememides to help her weather that little problem.



* Casually averted in ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' when a girl named Rita mentions she is wearing a tampon.
* Averted in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Yui gets a bloodstain on her skirt as a result of being connected to Miaka (who is in the book) via her school uniform, and Miaka being injured. One of their friends awkwardly asks Yui if it's her time of the month. In the anime, it's downplayed. Yui sees the stain and groans before heading into the bathroom (probably ''assuming'' it's a menstrual mishap), but no one actually ''mentions'' it.

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* Casually averted in ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' when a girl named Rita mentions she is wearing a tampon.
* Averted in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Yui gets a bloodstain on her skirt as a result
Episode 8 of being connected to Miaka (who is in the book) via her school uniform, and Miaka being injured. One of their friends awkwardly asks Yui if it's her time ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' has Sasami pretty much taken out of the month. episode because she got her first period. In fact, you wouldn't even realize this unless you knew the anime, it's downplayed. Yui sees items Tenchi's aunt gives the stain and groans before heading into the bathroom (probably ''assuming'' it's a menstrual mishap), but no one actually ''mentions'' it. others are old rememides to help her weather that little problem.



* During one sequence in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', ActionGirl Casca insists on fighting during her period and nearly gets killed by a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain particularly misogynistic enemy general]] because her cramps are taking her edge off. She gets her own back during the Battle of Doldrey and kills him.

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* During one sequence A plot point in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', ActionGirl Casca insists on fighting during her ''Manga/WanderingSon''. Takatsuki is transsexual and starting his period causes dysphoria. On a lesser note menstruation is depicted several times from varying female characters.

!!!Aversion
* In ''Manga/SevenSeeds'', with some girls casually mentioning that they are on their period at the moment. Natsu's period actually becomes a plot point in the ''Minor Heat'' arc, where [[spoiler: iron-eating bacteria starts to become active on an old, abandoned ship
and nearly starts chasing her, due to the iron in her blood]].
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Yui
gets killed by a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain particularly misogynistic enemy general]] because bloodstain on her cramps are taking skirt as a result of being connected to Miaka (who is in the book) via her edge off. school uniform, and Miaka being injured. One of their friends awkwardly asks Yui if it's her time of the month. In the anime, it's downplayed. Yui sees the stain and groans before heading into the bathroom (probably ''assuming'' it's a menstrual mishap), but no one actually ''mentions'' it.
* In ''Manga/KodomoNoKodomo''. The grade-schoolers talk about getting their first periods early on.
* Casually averted in ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' when a girl named Rita mentions she is wearing a tampon.
* Oddly enough in ''Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal'', the 1999 four-part OVA to ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Episode three treats us to a series of quick cuts between Tomoe clutching her stomach and splashes of blood against a black background.
She gets then heads outside before we cut to the next scene.
* Mentioned once or twice in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', as female spellcasters lose power "that time of the month". Given the length of the series, it's surprising it only comes up once or twice with Lina, the first time as a minor plot point. Presumably she is little affected most of the time, or maybe it only affects
her own back during the Battle of Doldrey and kills him.a small number of mages.



* Averted in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', where pretty much ''all'' the jokes come from Jen, Nikki and Caitlin being, ahem, ''hormonal'' and having harsh mood swings at the expense of Jonesy, Wyatt and Jude. When Jen realizes that her, Nikki and Caitlin's cycles have synced up, Caitlin gets excited and goes into an in-depth explanation that period cycles syncing up is the first sign of [[TrueCompanions close female friendship]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' never really makes note of menstruation despite it being a very girl-geared SliceOfLife series about girls going through middle school, and eventually high school, probably due to restrictions at Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. There is, however, an episode in which the girls watch a film about puberty, where a passing euphemism is used ("a certain monthly visitor will arrive"). In regards to that euphemism, Macie says in one scene that she will be "forever haunted by the sounds of cramping".
* That's why the writers created Katie Kaboom (a teenage girl who gets so much stress from her family that she literally turns into a monster in each segment) in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' to explain to innocent little children [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar why their big sister chucks a psycho for NO JUSTIFIABLE REASON WHATSOEVER once a month]]. Basically, their explanation was TeensAreMonsters.



* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' never really makes note of menstruation despite it being a very girl-geared SliceOfLife series about girls going through middle school, and eventually high school, probably due to restrictions at Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. There is, however, an episode in which the girls watch a film about puberty, where a passing euphemism is used ("a certain monthly visitor will arrive"). In regards to that euphemism, Macie says in one scene that she will be "forever haunted by the sounds of cramping".
* Averted in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', where pretty much ''all'' the jokes come from Jen, Nikki and Caitlin being, ahem, ''hormonal'' and having harsh mood swings at the expense of Jonesy, Wyatt and Jude. When Jen realizes that her, Nikki and Caitlin's cycles have synced up, Caitlin gets excited and goes into an in-depth explanation that period cycles syncing up is the first sign of [[TrueCompanions close female friendship]].
12th Oct '16 3:24:48 PM SorPepita
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* A noteworthy aversion is the short story "Even the Queen" by {{Creator/ConnieWillis}} in which most women have opted for a safe, effective method of avoiding menstruation unless they are attempting to conceive. The story mentions that getting FDA approval for this was the first issue that managed to unite women across every demographic.

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* A noteworthy aversion is the short story "Even the Queen" by {{Creator/ConnieWillis}} Creator/ConnieWillis in which most women have opted for a safe, effective method of avoiding menstruation unless they are attempting to conceive. The story mentions that getting FDA approval for this was the first issue that managed to unite women across every demographic.
5th Oct '16 5:47:08 PM cryptic_sage
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->'''Al:''' You know who is a good woman? Veronica. You know, from Franchise/ArchieComics? She never had a period.\\

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->'''Al:''' You know who is was a good woman? Veronica. You know, from Franchise/ArchieComics? She Veronica never had a period.\\
27th Sep '16 12:08:22 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl''. Anne Frank eagerly anticipates the onset of her periods. A year later, having experienced them for real, she goes back through her diary and is embarrassed over how candid she was about the subject.
12th Sep '16 8:12:52 AM shokoshu
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* Averted for the lulz in soccer-meets-crime novel "False Nine" by Philip Kerr. The amateur detective hero is a soccer manager. He's the bigmouth type, and current unemployment doesn't make it better. So when Rafinha gets exchanged in a game, he twitters that the player probably was on his period. (His. Ahem.) [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Not everyone is amused]] and the FA slaps him a 25000 quid fine. At the end of the book it even turns into a [[BrickJoke Brick Period]] when a female CEO offers him a new job and dryly tells him that it's that time of the month and he better should decide quickly because she's very irritable now.
28th Aug '16 6:51:09 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* Averted in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', where pretty much ''all'' the jokes come from the girls being, ahem, ''hormonal'' and having harsh mood swings at the boy's expense. There's even a scene where Caitlin goes into a in-depth explanation that them all having their time of the month at the same time must mean they are all [[TrueCompanions inseparable friends]].

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* Averted in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', where pretty much ''all'' the jokes come from the girls Jen, Nikki and Caitlin being, ahem, ''hormonal'' and having harsh mood swings at the boy's expense. There's even a scene where expense of Jonesy, Wyatt and Jude. When Jen realizes that her, Nikki and Caitlin's cycles have synced up, Caitlin gets excited and goes into a an in-depth explanation that them all having their time of period cycles syncing up is the month at the same time must mean they are all first sign of [[TrueCompanions inseparable friends]].close female friendship]].
24th Aug '16 9:43:22 PM LTM402
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' was the first non-adult cartoon to explicitly avert this trope; the series' eighth episode, first aired in 2001, deals with main character Sharon getting her first period in the middle of her first date, which greatly embarrasses her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' was the first non-adult cartoon to explicitly avert this trope; an episode from the series' eighth episode, first aired in 2001, season deals with main character Sharon getting her first period in the middle of her first date, which greatly embarrasses her.
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