"as i swing back/mood to mood/it's not because of you..."--MonicaFor all the men who've decided to put their foot down where pre-menstrual shenanigans are concerned, I'm here to post a bulletin: don't. You'll lose this war; it's just not in your best interest. Here's the thing: women are happy to be able to have babies. It's the most beautiful thing in the world--so I've heard. How awesome is it to be able to literally carry someone inside of you, under your heart? One can only imagine what kind of love that breeds until one has actually given birth. But here's the flip side: the biological preparation? You know, the eggs dropping, the sloughing off of the uterine lining, the cramping, the bleeding, the hormones, the cravings, the gastrointestinal disturbances, the horniness, the restlessness, the fatigue, the mental anguish...yeah, all that? That gets old. As hell. Real quick. Think about it: women get their period, on average, around 12 or 13 years of age and continue going through the monthly process clear up until about 50. The only breaks--Lord willing--we get is when we're lugging around a 5 pound midget in our gut. So, when men boo-hoo about the 2-3 days out of the month when the women in their life act like complete lunatics, I say: man up. If you can't deal with a little verbal abuse for a couple days, then you have bigger problems than you think. Why don't you help your women find some solutions? Go get some evening primrose or herbal remedies for PMS, research and purchase something that might help. Make suggestions--when she is not pre-menstrual, might I add to be safe. Because just sitting around barking about how being rude is not the answer doesn't do anything but make us more mad, more whatever extreme emotion we're experiencing. Be smart, gentleman, and be sensitive. It could be worse; she could be pregnant.