A dad has sparked outrage on social media after revealing he ordered his stepdaughter to stop using sanitary products in her bathroom.
As the father in question claimed in his Reddit post, he confronted his stepdaughter about her tampons and suggested she should stop using them in the bathroom she shares with his sons.
Though the girl allegedly told him she wraps used products in packaging, this wasn’t enough to stop the prying dad from accusing her of making his sons feel “uncomfortable.”
“I have been living with my new wife and stepdaughter for about 6 months now. She’s 19, almost 20, and I have three sons aged 18, 16, and 15. She’s a really good kid and she’s a good influence on my sons, I really enjoy having her around,” the dad said before making a U-turn.
“All four children share a bathroom, he wrote. My sons have never lived for a long period of time with a woman, nor have any of them had long term girlfriends.
“They had short visitation periods when they were younger but never longer than an hour, so living with two women has been unusual for them.My eldest son, 18, came to me last week and told me that his stepsister disposes of her used sanitary products in the trash can they share, but doesn’t use a toilet roll or sandwich bags to disguise what they are, and it makes him uncomfortable which I think is reasonable.
My sons are teenage boys and don’t want to see their stepsister’s period products on full display.”
After the complaint from his eldest son’s side, the father went on to confront his stepdaughter about her use of tampons and asked her to either flush them or put them in diaper bags after use.
“She laughed and told me it was rich coming from a man who ‘sheds like a gorilla’ and has produced ‘three skid marking sons’ which I thought was just an unnecessary attack. I’ve been nothing but nice to the girl and it’s hardly a comparison,” the upset father added.
“My sons shouldn’t be subjected to her unhygienic products if it makes them uncomfortable. She went on to lecture me about how tampons can’t be flushed and that it’s bad for the environment if she uses diaper bags for everyone which I think is just an excuse. I called her a scruff and told her that this was my house and that what I say goes.
“I later asked my wife if she could have a word with her and she told me I was being ridiculous and that her daughter has had her period for ten years and knows what she’s doing. When I told her it was making my sons uncomfortable she said my sons needed to get a grip and turned over and went to sleep.”
After his concerns were dismissed by his wife and stepdaughter, the father ran to the internet in search of sympathy only to be bashed by fellow Redditors who branded him an asshole and suggested he was making a big deal out of something that is completely natural.
After being educated about how period and sanitary products work by the internet and his stepdaughter, the dad admitted he was wrong. He also revealed that he and his sons had learned a lot and that he had since apologized to his stepdaughter for being rude.
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