Sorry to post yet another post about The Hunger Games, but I really need your input on this. It's been bugging me.
So there are 24 kids in the Games, right? 12 girls, 12 boys.
If we say that your period lasts an average of five days, and there are 30 days in a month, that should mean that, at any given time, at least two of the female tributes should be on their period.
How the Capitol handle this? Are there some boxes of Tampax hidden in the Cornucopia? It wouldn't make sense if they girls' uniforms were made differently from the boys' to account for this, because then they might have an advantage in some way. Are tributes responsible for bringing their own stuff? So does this mean that any girl who'll be on her period during the Games would have to bring some tampons as their district token? Cuz that would kind of suck.
Plus, it would give them a disadvantage in the games. Do you really think a girl who's curled up with cramps is ready to fight to the death with some male tributes who don't need to worry about it? Or what if there was water with sharks in it, and they smelled the blood?
Maybe the Capitol messes with their bodies so that they just don't have periods. Wouldn't that make all the girls unable to have children?
I'm trying to remember if any of the female victors that we meet end up having kids. Oh yeah! **SPOILER ALERT** Katniss had kids! **END SPOILER ALERT**
Clearly, that's incorrect then. Besides, that would be unfair to the girls. If they messed with the girls' bodies so they couldn't reproduce, they would have to cut off all the guys' balls or something, just to make it fair. And Finnick makes it clear that this is not the case.
Anyone have any ideas on how this works? Maybe I'm just reading into it way too much, but I've been wondering about this, and I'm stumped.