Rabbi Daniel Lapin is Glenn Beck’s favorite far-right Jewish wingnut and it’s not hard to figure out why. Lapin routinely says things that are so inane that only Beck could find them anything but laughable. Now he tells the ladies all about why they get emotional during their period, in response to a Nicki Minaj song.
After Beck brought up his concerns about society’s tendency to mix images of sex with images of death, Lapin explained that this was exactly why God prohibited anyone from touching a woman for seven days during her monthly period in Leviticus 15, since sex represents life while a menstrual period represents death.
As Lapin put it, “the good Lord created men with an infinite capacity to produce seed at almost any age whereas he chose to create women with an absolute finite limited number of eggs. And so the loss of an egg every month, for any sensitive woman, is sad because it’s one less opportunity for life. And so foolish and insensitive people say, ‘Oh, it’s just a hormonal imbalance,’ it isn’t; it’s a genuine, authentic sadness which suffuses any sensitive woman at the loss of an egg.”
Beck, of course, was blown away by this revelation.
“Wow, I’ve never thought of it that way,” he said. “It is actually a God-given sadness.”
See ladies, God wants you to be sad because you don’t turn each and every egg into a baby. And that’s why you’re totally dirty and unclean during your period and can’t be touched. Don’t you feel better now?