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[–] worried19 29 points (+29|-0)

Ugh, I'm ashamed I ever bought anything from them.

[–] madderthanhell 15 points (+15|-0)

Tell them!

[–] TheEthicalHedonist [OP] 21 points (+21|-0) Edited

I wrote them when I started getting emails calling me a menstruator and person that bleeds. No response. Shocking, I know! 🙄

But I agree, the more of us that say something, the better!

[–] worried19 11 points (+11|-0)

I'm not on Twitter. But I guess I could write them a letter.

[–] wack 13 points (+13|-0)

If you still have their underwear maybe you should consider throwing it out

https://www.thecut.com/2020/01/thinx-underwear-reportely-contains-toxic-chemicals-pfas.html

The same chemical in their underwear is found in non-stick pans, paints, and water repellent fabric and can cause infertility, definitely not something that has any business being near a product designed for women who are reproductively healthy (as in, have a period).

[–] worried19 2 points (+2|-0)

I saw that article. I've still been wearing them. I figure they've been washed so many times, whatever harmful chemicals might have been there are gone by now. But maybe I should stop wearing them out of principle.

Too bad. I really liked their underwear. I could go all day at work without a problem.

[–] hellamomzilla 21 points (+21|-0)

https://www.thecut.com/2017/03/thinx-employee-accuses-miki-agrawal-of-sexual-harassment.html

And, yet, the women employees were treated badly, while they gas on about how vaginas and menstruation aren't female.

I thought the toxic chemicals in their underwear was bad! This company is just ridiculous from top to bottom!

[–] Amareldys 9 points (+9|-0)

Dammit I was about to buy some. Are there any of these period underwear companiesn that aren't insane?

[–] TheEthicalHedonist [OP] 6 points (+6|-0) Edited

I know there’s a post somewhere here on Ovarit that’s collecting period products that don’t suck.

I can’t find it at the moment, but I’ll keep looking.

Does anyone know the post I’m talking about???

[–] worried19 8 points (+8|-0)
[–] rad-sage-fem 4 points (+4|-0)

I remember the post but don't have it saved. I think modibody was the only one suggested though!

[–] Boudicaea 2 points (+2|-0)

Just buy the Chinese knockoff stuff from Amazon. Bambody is the one I got, and they worked great.

In general I prefer not to buy Chinese when I can buy something else, but as far as I know they are all like this. Based on the last time this came up.

[–] questioningtw 7 points (+7|-0)

Ever notice the most woke companies seem to have really bad issues with human rights, or having their products be safe? I am glad I never bought from this company.

[–] HessaHein 2 points (+2|-0)

The virtue-signalling is often a deflection.

[–] questioningtw 3 points (+3|-0)

Kind of like Disney being fine with shooting Mulan in China and ignoring actual concentration camps, and even thanking groups linked to them; but firing people who say the wrong thing?

I am actually kind of coming around to it was shitty of Disney to fire Gina Carano, especially since they rehired James Gunn who said way worse on Twitter.

[–] yesisaiditxx 6 points (+6|-0)

“Myth”

Omg I don’t know why reading that women have vaginas is a myth is doing this to me, maybe I’ve reached my breaking point, but I am straight up laughing alone in my apartment. Laughing the entire time I type this.

Probably gonna start to cry when I’m done.

[–] Rhapsody 5 points (+5|-0) Edited

I remember seeing a more eco friendly version of period panties that work in a similar way without all of the toxic chemicals and slander shit, but I can’t seem to recall it atm

EDIT: I think it was Knix https://knix.com/pages/about-us?loc=MobileNav&nav=Our-Story

[–] worried19 2 points (+2|-0)

Are we sure they're not woke? Lots of "people" mentioned on their website. I didn't see "woman."

[–] Rhapsody 1 points (+1|-0)

I’m not entirely sure, I’ve tried to do some splunking