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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-30-09 08:58 AM
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65. I don't know what Ms Jankovic's age is,
Edited on Tue Jun-30-09 09:00 AM by Pharlo
but it sounds like she's in her low to mid 20's. If she's never had an episode this bad, it can be indicative of a deeper problem. It could be just added stress from the game, or it could be symptomatic of something seriously wrong.

The same people who are lambasting her for 'woman' problems wouldn't say a word if she said she'd twisted/lightly sprained an ankle. Ankle or uterus, it's still a part of her physical body that can cause less than optimum performance if something is wrong.

Instead of attacking her for saying "I had a difficult menstrual cycle." it would be a more constructive response to say, "Well, I hope she has it checked out and everything is ok."

But then, I'm not a tennis aficionado, so I may see things a bit differently.

edit: Forgot to spellcheck.
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  -Top Tennis player blames shocking loss on "women's problems!" aaaaaa5a  Jun-29-09 05:51 PM   #0 
  - I take that to mean what she said  madokie   Jun-29-09 05:55 PM   #1 
  - Whiney and making excuses? She sounds like a Republican! nt  Ilsa   Jun-29-09 05:55 PM   #2 
  - It most likely did affect her game but she should have said nothing...n/t  monmouth   Jun-29-09 05:55 PM   #3 
  - I agree.  aaaaaa5a   Jun-29-09 06:05 PM   #28 
     - My b-ball coach tuaght us to say  Dappleganger   Jun-30-09 09:55 AM   # 
        - physical pain cause female = whining. flu.... thumbs up. this is the bullshit  seabeyond   Jun-30-09 10:24 AM   #76 
  - I would imagine  reflection   Jun-29-09 05:56 PM   #4 
  - Personally I have had some debilitating cycles that kept me bed-ridden for the first day or two. So  GreenPartyVoter   Jun-29-09 05:56 PM   #5 
  - Unless I used the pill, my periods were incredibly painful. When they fell on  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jun-30-09 01:02 PM   #84 
  - Athletes have bad days independently of their "cycles".  Lost-in-FL   Jun-29-09 05:56 PM   #6 
  - Excellent post!  aaaaaa5a   Jun-29-09 06:07 PM   #29 
  - how can it not effect someone's game  fascisthunter   Jun-29-09 05:56 PM   #7 
  - Women do not have to pretend to be men to be equal.  Psychic Consortium   Jun-29-09 05:56 PM   #8 
  - +1  omega minimo   Jun-29-09 05:59 PM   #14 
  - She is an athlete.  Lost-in-FL   Jun-29-09 06:37 PM   #49 
     - whe didnt whine. said she was off game. how many football players say  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 06:39 PM   #50 
     - Monday morning quarterbacking  omega minimo   Jun-29-09 06:42 PM   #52 
  - It would have been better for her to just say she wasn't on top of her game  AndyA   Jun-29-09 05:57 PM   #9 
  - Why? She can say what she wants.  omega minimo   Jun-29-09 06:00 PM   #17 
  - Hiding our biology is like wearing a burka. The time for shame is past. nt  Psychic Consortium   Jun-29-09 06:50 PM   #55 
  - I suppose if you had really intense cramping  OKNancy   Jun-29-09 05:57 PM   #10 
  - perhaps this is the first time she's had this problem  qazplm   Jun-29-09 06:04 PM   #24 
  - oh bullshit  TorchTheWitch   Jun-30-09 12:13 AM   #63 
     - Why the angry response?  OKNancy   Jun-30-09 07:40 AM   #64 
        - She said it was the first time she'd had these problems.  Just Saying   Jun-30-09 10:03 AM   #74 
  - I think it's refreshingly honest actually  tkmorris   Jun-29-09 05:57 PM   #11 
  - I think you are right.  aaaaaa5a   Jun-29-09 06:03 PM   #21 
  - no but you will hear they have groin issues.... n/t  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 06:05 PM   #26 
  - Good point! NT  aaaaaa5a   Jun-29-09 06:09 PM   #31 
  - A monthly cycle is not in the same realm as failing to wash thoroughly in the shower.  Gwendolyn   Jun-29-09 06:10 PM   #33 
     - Just as an aside,  Codeine   Jun-29-09 11:49 PM   #58 
        - Well, I've never had the pleasure of the experience.  Gwendolyn   Jun-30-09 12:07 AM   #61 
           - Count yourself lucky.  Codeine   Jun-30-09 12:09 AM   #62 
  - me too. and i was a highly competitive athlete for two decades. never a whine or excuse  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 06:03 PM   #23 
  - I agree with you 100% n/t  malaise   Jun-29-09 06:14 PM   #38 
  - Agreed nt  ecstatic   Jun-29-09 06:41 PM   #51 
  - I agree. n/t  blonndee   Jun-30-09 10:36 AM   #78 
  - Have you ever had "women's problems"? It might inform some of your questions.  omega minimo   Jun-29-09 05:59 PM   #12 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-09 06:00 PM   #16 
  - Might have changed the brand of pill to alter her cycle to avoid big tournaments or  Captain Hilts   Jun-29-09 06:04 PM   #25 
  - It happens.  Codeine   Jun-29-09 05:59 PM   #13 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-09 06:01 PM   #20 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-09 06:08 PM   #30 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-09 06:22 PM   #44 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-29-09 06:25 PM   #47 
  - Good grief-Why ask such a stupid question.???  sisters6   Jun-29-09 06:00 PM   #15 
  - Being honest doesn't make women appear weak.  LeftyMom   Jun-29-09 06:01 PM   #18 
  - Good post.  aaaaaa5a   Jun-29-09 06:13 PM   #35 
  - I would think so too, but don't pills have the potential to cause heart attacks  ecstatic   Jun-29-09 06:44 PM   #54 
  - Stomach cramps,intense depression, constipation, blood clots  EndersDame   Jun-30-09 09:37 AM   #72 
  - fuck no.... it doesnt mean shit, but she was feeling like shit and didnt play well  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 06:01 PM   #19 
  - She might have just started taking the pill to alter her cycle to avoid big tournaments.  Captain Hilts   Jun-29-09 06:03 PM   #22 
  - I find that easy to believe  anigbrowl   Jun-29-09 06:05 PM   #27 
  - I think her comments are only an issue for us puritan, sexually repressed Americans...  joeybee12   Jun-29-09 06:10 PM   #32 
  - that is about stupid this puritan nation bullshit. people are sounding almost stupid  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 06:12 PM   #34 
     - Maybe she should have said, I had you know, a problem, and then winked...  joeybee12   Jun-29-09 06:14 PM   #37 
  - Jelena is a well known drama queen but  malaise   Jun-29-09 06:13 PM   #36 
  - she isnt use to them. she should have taken 3 advil an hour before  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 06:16 PM   #39 
  - The fact that Jelena is a drama queen  aaaaaa5a   Jun-29-09 06:18 PM   #42 
     - She does use gamesmanship with regularity  malaise   Jun-29-09 06:24 PM   #45 
  - As someone who occasionally has "women's problems" herself  distantearlywarning   Jun-29-09 06:16 PM   #40 
  - If she said it, then it's her business. Why is she answerable to anybody or any body?  elocs   Jun-29-09 06:18 PM   #41 
  - A Georgia girl kicked her ass.  aikoaiko   Jun-29-09 06:20 PM   #43 
  - I was disappointed to see her lose today.  aaaaaa5a   Jun-29-09 06:25 PM   #46 
  - Not just a Georgian girl  malaise   Jun-29-09 06:28 PM   #48 
  - She should look into menstrual suppression. n/t  lindisfarne   Jun-29-09 06:44 PM   #53 
  - Now, I might be wrong, but I think she meant she was having her period.  timeforpeace   Jun-29-09 06:52 PM   #56 
  - Maybe she was just having  Berry Cool   Jun-29-09 11:44 PM   #57 
  - Maybe she wasn't feeling.......... fresh  Canuckistanian   Jun-29-09 11:52 PM   #59 
  - Would you rather she went into details by saying the cramps were the mother of all bitches...  Hekate   Jun-30-09 12:03 AM   #60 
  - Thank you.  DangerousRhythm   Jun-30-09 09:21 AM   #66 
  - I don't know what Ms Jankovic's age is,  Pharlo   Jun-30-09 08:58 AM   #65 
  - She's 24 (nt)  bigwillq   Jun-30-09 09:24 AM   #67 
  - I don't see any reason to doubt the significance of that problem for her.  Bertha Venation   Jun-30-09 09:27 AM   #68 
  - i use to sneer at the whole pms thing. around 30 things changed, lol  seabeyond   Jun-30-09 09:33 AM   #70 
  - Heh Heh She admitted to having periods  EndersDame   Jun-30-09 09:32 AM   #69 
  - Ha! I know people like that.  aaaaaa5a   Jun-30-09 11:51 AM   #80 
  - I used to have cramps so bad I would vomit  EndersDame   Jun-30-09 09:36 AM   #71 
  - +1  Just Saying   Jun-30-09 10:13 AM   #75 
  - Sport needs rules for the old days...  LeftHander   Jun-30-09 09:55 AM   #73 
  - Ha! They shouldn't be allowed to swim in the ocean either.... SHARKS!  aaaaaa5a   Jun-30-09 11:46 AM   #79 
  - (shrug) Women's plumbing can be inconvenient at times - what's the big deal?  BlooInBloo   Jun-30-09 10:28 AM   #77 
  - Poor choice of words, like they really accomplished something...  Imagevision   Jun-30-09 12:46 PM   #81 
  - All athletes have excuses  rd_kent   Jun-30-09 01:00 PM   #82 
  - All athletes have excuses  rd_kent   Jun-30-09 01:00 PM   #83 

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