In a video uploaded to TikTok, model and aspiring actor Dakota Fink tricked men by peeling away what appeared to be a facemask and pretending it was skin. Text on the video read: “throwback to when men didn’t know we had to peel off layers of our skin after our period”.
Commenting on the video, which has received over 15 million views, men showed that they were completely taken in by the joke.
One commented: “So it’s true… to every girl, woman, and non binaries that have periods. I’m so sorry y’all have to go through soo much.”
Another questioned: “I’m a boy and is this true girls?”
And another said:
Meanwhile, female viewers joined in the prank, leaving men more and more confused:
Although some didn’t understand the joke:
For the avoidance of any doubt, men, women do not have to peel off their skin after their period. Side effects of menstruation can include bloating, cramps, fatigue and mood swings but, one more time, not skin peeling.
But we admire Fink for showing just how little some men know about the female experience. Even if she did make us feel a bit queasy.