While speaking to filmmaker Oliver Stone for a documentary titled The Putin Interviews, Russian President Vladimir Putin, 64, said he doesn't have bad days because he's "not a woman."
In a released clip of the interview, Stone asked Putin if he ever has "off days."
"I am not a woman, so I don’t have bad days," answered the Russian leader. "I am not trying to insult anyone. That's just the nature of things. There are certain natural cycles."
Putin further bragged of his masculinity, which is usual for the Russian strongman.
"Elsewhere, Putin is shown indulging his now-familiar passion for playing ice hockey, and flexing his muscles on an exercise machine," said Bloomberg of the released clips. "He told Stone that he lifts weights and then swims every day. Putin's also seen feeding carrots to a thoroughbred horse named after Dutch theoretical physicist Johannes Diderik van der Waals at his residence."
According to Russia Beyond the Headlines, "discrimination against women is commonplace."
"Men allow themselves to use insulting expressions, engage in sexual harassment, and make dirty jokes, thinking that it is normal and that if a woman is offended, she lacks a sense of humor," columnist Svetlana Feoktistova told the site.
"There is a male primacy in work issues," he added.
During the interview, Putin also denied any human rights violations in Russia pertaining to homosexuals. "There are no restrictions whatsoever," he said.
In the Muslim-majority Republic of Chechnya, which is a province within the Russian Federation, leader Ramzan Kadyrov is reportedly rounding up gays for torture and detainment, and even murder. The "anti-gay purge" has thus far included over 100 men, of which three have been killed.
"We were tortured every day. Beside beatings, we were beaten several times a day with polypropylene tubes. We were tortured with electricity," said one released detainee of a gay concentration camp in Chechnya.
"For 20-30 seconds they spin the handle, you feel the electricity, then you fall down, they stop it, and then immediately you come back to consciousness and you are ready again for a new discharge," he added. "And it goes on five, six, seven times."