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Always ditches feminine on packaging

Discussion in 'Personal' started by phatsals, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. phatsals

    phatsals Established commenter

    To make products trans and binary inclusive.

  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


    Please explain.
  3. phatsals

    phatsals Established commenter

    Sanitary products for periods. No longer using the feminine symbol on the packaging so they are more inclusive.
  4. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    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?
    dodie102, BetterNow, WB and 4 others like this.
  5. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    what an odd assumption.
  6. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Everyone has to have a hobby.
  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  8. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Are they going to advertise them as chewing gum then ?
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    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.
  10. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Do you have an alternative explanation? Always are trying to score Trendy Brownie Points?
    BetterNow likes this.
  11. phatsals

    phatsals Established commenter

    I think they are going to be 'gender neutral'. Not quite sure how that's going to be marketed.
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  12. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    So is having a period now considered to be a societal construct like gender?
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  13. phatsals

    phatsals Established commenter

    It would appear so. If only I had known sooner.
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  14. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    They are for menstruators not just women.
    Similar to cervical screening being available to people with a cervix rather than just women.
  15. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    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.
  16. moonpenny

    moonpenny Occasional commenter

    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
  17. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    In all the years that I needed tampons/other,I don't think I ever paid attention to whatever the packaging looked like.
    peter12171, Mermaid7, bevdex and 2 others like this.
  18. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    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?
  19. moonpenny

    moonpenny Occasional commenter

    Also mediation ( tablets, creams etc) has gender neutral packaging - the contraceptive pill for example - why aren’t people up in arms about that
    BetterNow likes this.
  20. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    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.

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