Stop. Check yourself. Do you regularly (and without a sense of irony or intention of parody) say things like "Men get periods too!" or "Men's rights!" or, when the mood really strikes you, actually tweet earnestly about International Men's Day? Those things aren't necessarily related, but all three of them most certainly fall under the category of abject nonsense.
A recent U.K. study of more than 1,000 men apparently discovered that 26 percent of them actually believe they "frequently suffer the same common side effects of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that women experience during their menstrual cycle, including tiredness, cramps, and increased sensitivity," according to New York Magazine. "The men reported occasionally feeling more tired, hungry, and sensitive," writes Jessica Roy, "which I believe are also symptoms of the medical condition ‘being a human.’ The condition is fatal." Exactly.
Though some doctors are apparently "staunch" advocates of the so-called "Irritable Man Syndrome," others (including Dr. Gregory Jantz) are simply not buying it (because it’s stupid). "With women, it’s a fact of life that has to be dealt with. Irritable male syndrome may be the most recent sticker slapped over the old mid-life crisis label." Get a new sticker, dudes. Or maybe just confront your innermost feelings and develop a close and healthy relationship with yourself. Whatever.