A man has taken to Reddit to ask the masses a delicate question: Should he be responsible for purchasing a personal item — in this case a maxi pad — for his younger sister’s boyfriend? The now viral post in the “Am I the A**hole” (AITA) forum has only been online for about nine hours and already has nearly 14,000 upvotes and 5,600 comments.
The 18-year-old Redditor known on the thread as u/Few-Suggestion2380 explained what happened when he picked up his sister and her boyfriend from school and said he saw a “red spot” on the 12-year-old’s skirt. girl noticed. the way to ballet class.
Nemours Children’s Health states that while the range for an initial period is between 10-15 years old, the average age is 12 and it can come at any unexpected time that can cause distress if not handled properly.
The man explained that the girl started to cry, which prompted his sister to go to the pharmacy for sanitary pads. “I didn’t want to do that. As a grown man, I didn’t think it was appropriate for me to get involved in something so intimate for a girl I’m not even related to,” the man wrote. “I asked her if she could call her mom, but she said her mom was at work and couldn’t answer.”
He went on to describe how he handled the situation. “I decided the best course of action was to take them to their ballet class where there would be a lot of women who could help. I told her to sit over her backpack so she wouldn’t ruin my car. I left them in the class and that was it.”
His girlfriend was “very angry,” he said. However, he thought his reaction was ‘logical’. A slew of Redditors agreed to support the girls, including the top commentary who listed multiple ways he could have done things better, such as a phone call to his girlfriend for her help. The comment garnered over 40,000 upvotes at the time of this post.
“He was responsible for these children and he didn’t take care of them when they needed an adult,” wrote u/robot428.
“Every woman remembers her first period, and when she got it, and who was there to help her when she did,” noted u/Cunninglinguist87, adding, “Basically, a little girl needed help , and he had the power to help, and just chose not to. Huge YTA.”