Belinda Hankins thinks her 13-year-old daughter, Isabella, is hilarious. For three years, the Arkansas mom has been posting screen shots of their text exchanges to Facebook (with her daughter's permission, of course) so others can enjoy them. But the one she posted on Sunday has everyone talking.
"OK. I lied earlier," Hankins wrote. "THIS was the highlight of my parenting week. Sending my 13-year-old daughter into the store for (whispers) "feminine hygiene products," and having the following text exchange. I died, she gave me life, I died again. And she drew an illustration, on the spot, ON HER PHONE, to drive her point home. #VaginaLasers #SMASHTHEPATRIARCHY #THEVAGINAZONE #GodILoveHer #IGotThePerfectKidForMe"
And we have to say, these texts are epic and hilarious. They start with Isabella's angst (in all-caps) over not being able to find said (with a whisper) products: "THEYRE NOT HERRREEEEEE"
"Look near condoms and sex lube," Hankins texts back (likely with a chuckle).
When Isabella still can't find what she's looking for, her mom doesn't give up. She suggests the diaper aisle and promises her daughter the store definitely stocks tampons and pads.
"THIS STORE ISN'T REAL," texts Isabella with exasperation.
But this is where it gets even better. The teen finally finds what she's looking for, but then she discovers a larger truth as to why the aisle wasn't even marked: "Vaginas are SECRET."
"VAGINAS ARE MYTHS," the teen texts. "WHISPERED QUIETLY IN SECRET AMONG ONLY THE BRAVEST OF MEN."
At this point her mom is crying from laughing so hard. And then the teen takes it to the next level. Here, you have to read it for yourself (B is Isabella, or Bella, and "it" is vagina.)
We have no doubt that if anyone can smash the patriarchy, it's Isabella with her hilarious texts. And the internet seems to agree. The post has had more than 56,000 shares.
"OK HERE'S AN IDEA," wrote one Isabella fan. "We all print off the Vagina Zone image onto full-page sticky paper and start labelling the shelves in our local stores so other women can more easily find these products that HALF OF THE WORLD NEED MONTHLY."
"She needs to write sitcoms," commented another. "I was laughing so hard that I peed a little. Those products are also near the VAGINA ZONE, in case you didn't know."
But of course, the internet is riddled with trolls and haters, and Hankins wasn't immune to their comments.
She posted a follow-up for those criticizing her for allowing her daughter to go in a store alone: "The idea that she is incapable of walking into a store, buying a thing, and walking back out to where I am parked 10 feet from the entrance is just... I don't even know what that is... People, we were at a NEIGHBORHOOD WALMART. Have you seen those things? They're lit up like blazing daylight--high noon--24/7... Yes, she went in alone while I waited in the car. She does this ALL THE TIME, and is proficient at it. She even (gasp) uses a debit card!"
The world is in good hands with this mother-daughter duo and their laser estrogen beams.