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Discussion in 'Personal' started by phatsals, Oct 22, 2019.
To make products trans and binary inclusive.
Sanitary products for periods. No longer using the feminine symbol on the packaging so they are more inclusive.
So every 28 days, a person who is not able to menstruate will buy a pack of pads and stick them in their pants for a week?
what an odd assumption.
Everyone has to have a hobby.
Always the company/brand.
Now it makes sense. https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/20/sani...-feminine-logo-to-be-more-inclusive-10950757/
I wonder, though, just how many of its users know what the ♀ symbol actually means?
Are they going to advertise them as chewing gum then ?
I know what that symbol means cos I'm a birdwatcher and that's the universal symbol for Mrs Mallard or whatever.
It's a lolly with two sticks.
Do you have an alternative explanation? Always are trying to score Trendy Brownie Points?
I think they are going to be 'gender neutral'. Not quite sure how that's going to be marketed.
So is having a period now considered to be a societal construct like gender?
It would appear so. If only I had known sooner.
They are for menstruators not just women.
Similar to cervical screening being available to people with a cervix rather than just women.
Those objecting to the symbol on the packaging claimed that trans men, who still have a womb and ovaries and still menstruate, are discriminated against by having menstruation sanitary products being targeted at women. They got one company to change the packaging. Consumers are now starting to boycott that company.
You mistakenly thought that trans women, who do not menstruate, were buying and wearing sanitary protection every month.
It’s a positive gesture by the company
The change in packaging would hardly be noticed by most customers
Lillets was traditionally in a quite plain darkish blue box probably as a discrete design
The idea behind it is that for some trans men having periods is something that can make dysphasia worse - this could be because someone is waiting to be seen by a GIC which can be well over 2 years wait
Gender dysphoria can be quite traumatic
Typically the right wing trash press such as the Sun and Mail are all over the story with their usual transphobic narrative
In all the years that I needed tampons/other,I don't think I ever paid attention to whatever the packaging looked like.
But why would a trans man object to the xx chromosome symbol being on packaging when they still have XX chromosomes and always will have?
Also mediation ( tablets, creams etc) has gender neutral packaging - the contraceptive pill for example - why aren’t people up in arms about that
They will still be used by people who menstruate. I fail to see how the removal of a symbol would make you think they were to be used by people who don’t.