“Kiran Gandhi, a woman who ran without a tampon during the London Marathon, let her blood flow freely to raise awareness about women who have no access to feminine products and to encourage women to embrace their periods rather than be embarrassed about them. She also ran in protest of recent sexist comments made about women by Republican presidential hopeful and real-estate mogul Donald Trump.
““I ran the whole marathon with my period blood running down my legs,” the 26-year-old wrote regarding April’s London Marathon on her website. “I ran with blood dripping down my legs for sisters who don’t have access to tampons and sisters who, despite cramping and pain, hide it away and pretend like it doesn’t exist.” She added: “I ran to say, it does exist, we overcome it every day, and f*ck you, Donald Trump.”
Speaking to Newslo, “Gandhi stated that she ran through the pain of cramps and the anxiety of the race (which she had spent a year preparing for) and felt empowered as she did so. “To me, the whole effort leading up to the race, including the race itself, has a special meaning. I ran in part to show my solidarity with women across the world who don’t have access to products Western women have. The other, equally important part of my struggle during the race was to show that blithering idiot of a chauvinist and wanna-be politician Donald Trump what women are really capable of when they set their mind to it and why it’s not a good idea to mess with women in the first place.”
The runner went on to say that “everyone can put on a fancy suit and insult other nations and religions, but only women are capable of enduring period pain on a monthly basis and still be equal to men in all other aspects of life.”
“The comments he made about loving women who bleed are appalling and horrible,” said Gandhi. “I have not yet seen anyone who has the support of people after such idiotic remarks. In fact, I would like to say to Mr. Trump, ‘Who do you think gave birth to you, you idiot? Do you think you were created from thin air? No, you’re not, even though thin air is the only thing in your head, since you’ve obviously got no brain, just like you’ve got no manners.’ And if he’d try to respond to those words as he normally does, I’d smack him right in the face.”