The Great Tampon Tussle: A Battle of Decency or Just Plain Old-Fashioned Thinking? 🥊💥

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

Imagine a cozy family gathering, the smell of delicious food wafting through the air, laughter echoing in your new home. Suddenly, the atmosphere shifts. The cause? A box of tampons. Yes, you read that right. Our heroine (30F) and her fiancé (36M) were hosting their first family gathering in their new home when the future mother-in-law (FMIL) decided to play 'hide and seek' with a box of tampons. The drama that unfolded was nothing short of a soap opera. 📺🍿

A New Home and a Warm Gathering 🏠🎉

honeybynnyx | honeybynnyx

The FMIL's 'Decent' Intervention 🙅‍♀️

honeybynnyx | honeybynnyx

The 'Indecent' Tampons 😳

honeybynnyx | honeybynnyx

Taking a Stand for Women's 'Troubles' 🚺

honeybynnyx | honeybynnyx

Dirty and Indecent Accusations 🤬

honeybynnyx | honeybynnyx

Fiancé Joins the Fray, FMIL Storms Out 🚶‍♀️

honeybynnyx | honeybynnyx

Guilt and Second Thoughts 😔

honeybynnyx | honeybynnyx

Fiancé's Support and the Question of Apology 🤔

honeybynnyx | honeybynnyx

The Aftermath of the Tampon Tussle: Guilt, Support, and a Pending Apology? 🤷‍♀️

After the dramatic exit of the FMIL, our heroine was left feeling guilty. Did she ruin the evening her fiancé had worked so hard to create? Should she have just let the 'indecent' tampon comment slide? Her fiancé, however, stood by her side, promising to address the issue with his mother. But the question remains - should she apologize for standing her ground or was she right to challenge the old-fashioned thinking? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🌐

"NTA, but establishing boundaries and asserting independence was the right move."

km89 | km89

INFO: Commenter regrets gloating about fiancé's support, kicked out FMIL. Replies discuss relevance and behavior.

Electronic_Trick_13 | Electronic_Trick_13

ESH for unnecessary gloating and disrespectful comment about having kids. 🙅

JustALittleTooBroke | JustALittleTooBroke

"ESH. You claimed ownership and gloated, but she had a reason."

SpeechIll6025 | SpeechIll6025

Setting boundaries: NTA asserts authority over tampon taboo. 💪

bobledrew | bobledrew

YTA for editing your post. Where's the part where you gloated and told her that the world was lucky that she didn't have any more kids that pass down her crazy ideas to or whatever. I guess opposites attract bc you say your fiance is "Zen" but you, lady, are certainly not. Even if you hadn't edited your post, I would still say YTA for escalating things so far. 😡

ur_not_cool | ur_not_cool

NTA. FMIL pushed buttons until OP exploded 😠

nope12341234 | nope12341234

Commenter calls out article for burying the lede. YTA. 😱

thecatinthemask | thecatinthemask

NTA. Stand up against antiquated beliefs and embrace your freedom! 💪

Dark54g | Dark54g

YTA for gloating and making fun of someone's miscarriages. 😠

Ohhh_Had_Enough_Eh | Ohhh_Had_Enough_Eh

Ageism, shame, and a chance for redemption. 🥊

Ok_Win_2592 | Ok_Win_2592

NTA, she's the one who made it an issue 👍

risqueandreward | risqueandreward

"YTA for gloating and being mean. Set boundaries without humiliation."

redheadjd | redheadjd

Supportive comment deleted due to a change of heart. 😔

Maddie215 | Maddie215

🔥 A heated argument over tampons, boundaries, and hurtful comments. ESH.

artzbots | artzbots

NTA. Supportive husband defends tampons, but is it worth fighting?

RunningThroughSC | RunningThroughSC

ESH but you way more. Insulted her deeply, need a refresher in common conduct. 😳

MSAutarkia | MSAutarkia

Engaging caption: A missed opportunity to empathize with MIL's internalized shame. 🥊

Coollogin | Coollogin

NTA for standing up to rude and disrespectful comments 😍

CunningSlytherin | CunningSlytherin

NTA. FMIL should have known better than to snoop and argue.

MelodyP930 | MelodyP930

NTA. Privacy matters! Don't let her dictate your home decor. 👏

[deleted] | [deleted]

Empathizing with MIL's upbringing, but NTA for embracing periods. 👏

Sleepless_sometimes | Sleepless_sometimes

Standing your ground: a small issue with big consequences. 💪

lexahead | lexahead

FMIL crossed the line with menstrual supplies. NTA for reacting.

conuly | conuly

"YTA for outdated ideals. Lucky world, no more mini-YTAs!" 🥊

freakwent | freakwent

YTA: Unnecessary tampon drama, just let it go and enjoy the evening! 🙄

cutipatutie | cutipatutie

NTA: Choose your battles wisely, there are bigger issues ahead. 👍

Kfw4102012 | Kfw4102012

Yikes! You're the a**hole. 😬

MarsupialSpecific823 | MarsupialSpecific823

NTA. Don't shame people in their own home. 👏

1Sluggo | 1Sluggo

ESH, but a simple 'ok' could have sufficed. 🙏

coldteafordays | coldteafordays

NTA. Period shame is outdated and should be challenged. Stand strong! 🎉

Tree-Starr | Tree-Starr

OP's trashy behavior makes them the a**hole. 🤭

Politicallytrue | Politicallytrue

YTA: The battle of decency or old-fashioned thinking? 🥊

johnsonbrianna1 | johnsonbrianna1

Engaging in a tampon tussle, but the gloating escalated. YTA. 🥊

helpme_ima_hostage | helpme_ima_hostage

YTA for blowing this out of proportion. 🙄

Legitimate-Stage1296 | Legitimate-Stage1296

Protect your sanctuary! Stand up for your boundaries. 💪

TraditionalLie5267 | TraditionalLie5267

"YTA. Ruining your relationship with MIL before it even began."

Sea-Performance676 | Sea-Performance676

"She massively overstepped - NTA! Tampons are normal, no hiding!"

Green_Yellow_Red_01 | Green_Yellow_Red_01

Shaming or helping? The verdict is in: NTA! 👏

neeksknowsbest | neeksknowsbest

YTA for causing a rift over something so trivial 🙄

now_you_see | now_you_see

FMIL's old-fashioned thinking gets a reality check. 🙄

1962Michael | 1962Michael

ESH: A battle of decency or old-fashioned thinking? Wow, you went above and beyond! 😱

JessVaping | JessVaping

Respecting boundaries: It's her home, her bathroom. 🙏

BriNoir14 | BriNoir14

🚫 NTA: Bathroom reorganization gone wrong. No more houseguests for her!

SnellyGreen | SnellyGreen

Choose your battles wisely! Sometimes it's best to let things go. 🙅

Busy_Performance_704 | Busy_Performance_704

Defending personal bathroom choices against judgmental family members. 🙌

Hemantobarish | Hemantobarish

Periods aren't shameful! NTA. Your FMIL is in the wrong. 👏

RocketteP | RocketteP

Talking openly about equality is the key to retraining society. 👏

MariaInconnu | MariaInconnu

Setting boundaries and asserting control. Fiancé's support is commendable! 💯

Tkay906363 | Tkay906363

NTA: Age is no excuse for period ignorance! 💪

RiverSong_777 | RiverSong_777

MIL horrified by tampons at home, NTA for normalcy! 🥊

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA. Mother-in-law's archaic opinions are ridiculous. No need to apologize.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Keep tampons visible for guests. Hide toilet paper for FMIL?

burritogoals | burritogoals

Setting boundaries with a weirdo fiancée 🚩✋

[deleted] | [deleted]

Fiancé supports you: NTA, a win-win situation! 👏

ThinkingIsNotACrime | ThinkingIsNotACrime

NTA, let it go and don't sweat the small stuff! 👍

LucyDominique2 | LucyDominique2

A thoughtful NTA provides tampons for visitors, defying old-fashioned thinking. 💪

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA! Your fiancé is a keeper! Good luck with FMIL! 👏

maantre | maantre

NTA. Stand your ground with your MIL and set boundaries. 💪

GrizeldaLovesCats | GrizeldaLovesCats

Set boundaries now. Don't apologize for calling out bad behavior. 📲

Murderbunny13 | Murderbunny13

Boundaries! Your house, your stuff! NTA 💪

Safe_Frosting1807 | Safe_Frosting1807

NTA: Guest shames host for menstrual product, enforcing misogyny. Hell no! 🙅

Vertigote | Vertigote

Stand your ground! Don't let tantrums win the battle 💪

justbreathe5678 | justbreathe5678

NTA. Keep your misogyny to yourself, lady! 🙄

nekonojoo | nekonojoo

Empowering women to embrace their periods and fight against shaming 💪

smithmisiner | smithmisiner

NTA: Set boundaries or she'll take advantage. Keep control. 👍

geekgirlwww | geekgirlwww

Stand your ground! Your house, your rules. 💪

bdayqueen | bdayqueen

Stand your ground! Don't let her outdated views control you. ✊

[deleted] | [deleted]

Testing the waters 💧

DanAffid | DanAffid

Get creative with your period storage! 🩸📦

tabbycat4 | tabbycat4

FMIL needs to learn boundaries. You stood up for yourself! 💯

sorchajuniper | sorchajuniper

🙅 NTA, but terrible host for showing tampons! 😱🚽

jamesko1989 | jamesko1989

NTA. Boundaries and respect are important. Stand your ground! 💪

magicpenny | magicpenny

NTA. Internalized misogyny is a hell of a thing. 👏

cat-man-do-not | cat-man-do-not

MIL hides tampons, OP stands up for herself. NTA 👏

NiteGrimwood | NiteGrimwood

Frustrated by misogynistic views? NTA, we've all been there! 👏

coke_kitty | coke_kitty

Engaging comment: MIL wrong about tampons, but OP's casual sexism is ESH. 💯

Click_To_Sign_In | Click_To_Sign_In

Engaging in a tampon tussle with your MIL? 😏🩸

Fun_Macaroon9841 | Fun_Macaroon9841

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