As I read this article I am experiencing some pretty hideous cramps and sorry I do not believe they have healing power or that I'm a stronger woman for having them. I see them as a reason for missing school and other fun activities when I was growing up. I think of the dread I have lying awake from them when I know I have a shift in a few hours. Sorry but pain is pain even when it's related to womanhood, yes maybe birth is beautiful for some people and it empowers them. But I bet you if someone went through all of labour and at the end of it all they birthed a menstrual lining it would neither be "all worth it" or empowering.