As a marathoner, what pissed me off about the free-bleeder was that more people paid attention to her than to the woman who won the damn marathon! How does that make sense? Also, I remember reading that she didn't want to use a tampon because of chafing? Uh, what? And also that she took ibuprofen for cramps before hand, which you're really not supposed to do if you're a runner. (I know loads of people do this, but you're really not - it masks pain you should be paying attention to!) Anyway, I do support the idea of bringing attention to those many places where women are shamed when on their periods or don't have access to supplies, but parts of her "protest" just irritated me.