NYC bros just aren’t in the know — period!
Armed with a microphone, questions about the female reproductive system and a handful of tampons, sketch comedy actress Tiffany Springle and a small production crew took to Union Square Park in late October. They were on their inaugural mission to find out how much the men of New York understood about the inner workings of women’s bodies.
In a shock to no one, the guys knew next to nothing.
Springle posed questions such as “How much blood do women lose during their period?” and “Can pregnant women go swimming?” and received hilarious wrong answers. The encounters became the five part video series, “Roe v. Bros,” which has been a viral hit, with more than 12.3 million views on TikTok.
“We’re in such a heated [political] time right now, and female reproduction is a really hot button issue,” Springle, 34, from Brooklyn, told The Post.
“I think humor is a great way to ease some of the pressure that surrounds the topic,” she added. “And it helps us have an open dialogue with laughter rather than divisiveness.”
Clad in an eye-catching violet suit, Spring is mistress of ceremonies on the trending game show — co-created by directors Brian Neaman, Billy Custer and Ivan Blotta. She quizzes willing contestants on the female anatomy, promising participants $1 for every question that they answer correctly.
She doesn’t lose much money.
Queries such as, “How long after giving birth can women have sex again?,” garnered answers like “One week…but it’d probably hurt because you just had a baby come out that b- – -h.” (It is recommended that women wait between 4 to 6 weeks before resuming intercourse after childbirth, per the Mayo Clinic).
Other questions such as “Does the G-spot move?,” and “Why are there different size tampons?,” too, comically stump the hapless chaps, and highlight the severe lack of education surrounding women’s health.
“We wanted to spotlight the hypocrisy in the fact that ‘bros’ don’t know much about the female reproductive system, yet, these men make up half of the [voting] population and the vast majority of the political system, which is making decisions on the bodily autonomy of women,” said Custer, who, along with Neaman and Blotta, wrote, filmed, edited and posted the series in 10 days. “We didn’t like it when Roe v. Wade got overturned.”
But Neaman notes that their cheeky clips aren’t designed to berate or embarrass dudes. Instead, the show is meant to inspire positive online and real-life discussion.
“The goal is not to shame people or have people walk away feeling bad,” he told The Post. “We just wanted to have conversations about women’s health and the people making decisions about it.”
And it seems the creative team achieved their goal.
On TikTok, commenters authored sharp remarks about the massive gaps in men’s knowledge, arguing, “To be fair, no one ever teaches us some of this, and there’s generally no reason for us to know a lot of this.”
Another wrote, “This is why the boys should also be in the same room when girls have the period talk in school.”
But most folks just got a kick out of how much the bros just don’t know.
“Omg!! Best thing I’ve seen today! Period,” one viewer cheered, punctuating the comment with the laugh emoji.
“I feel significantly better about how much I know now,” said another male commentator after watching the series. “And I also know that it’s not my place to decide on women’s healthcare.”