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It sexualizes the bodies of people who menstruate—most start at about 12 years old, but some get their periods when they’re as young as 8—and makes a joke targeted to men at their expense.

Once again, men get to be men, but we don’t get to be women.

In the irony of ironies and more proof we are indeed living in the upside down, whilst supposed "feminist" website "Jezebel" berated people who don't call women menstruators article in support of Tampax's supposedly funny tweet, Gizmodo, the tech bro arm of Gizmodo media called Tampax out unequivolcally for its disgusting sexualization of menstruation.

[–] CavePainting 16 points Edited

It feels like we're at the point now where any "feminist" or progressive outlet has to place itself on the opposite side of any issue radical feminists take, even if that means they are promoting actively anti-women takes.

It's almost as if adopting the stance "Men who want to be women are not only women - they are the most oppressed kind of woman! And anyone who says different is a bigot" completely distorts and inverts and breaks the whole purpose of feminism and undermines any progressive attitude towards women in general...

"As long as I'm on the opposite side to the TERFs, I have to be in the right!"

Gizmodo also said women protested the tweet without having to call them terfs first

Yeah, I was gonna say: Gizmodo vs Jezebel sounds like the Godzilla vs Mothra reboot no one was expecting 🥴

[–] CavePainting 14 points Edited

RE: the Jezebel article, I wasn't even aware that TERFs have been objecting to the use of "they/them" in this tweet, from my reading of it, all the women on twitter speaking out against this tweet were protesting the very obvious misogyny of the tweet, not the "pronouns" in the tweet (they aren't even pronouns??)

Others—specifically transphobes and TERFs, aka trans-exclusive radical feminists—have taken issue with the tweet’s gender-neutral language: “Who’s ‘their’?” one user tweeted in response to Tampax’s joke. “Who’s ‘them’?” You might note that “they” and “them” can also be used to refer to multiple people—and that this joke works just as well (which is to say, a medium amount) if it’s referring to more than one person. But for transphobes on Twitter, there was apparently no choice but to get up in arms about the gender-neutral pronoun.

I didn't see women doing this? Like I said, the tweets with the notes that I saw were commenting on the obviously disgusting sexualisation, and a tweet FOR men which was in all likelihood written by a man.

Was Jezebel playing this angle up just to try and dunk on TERFs? Because simply acknowledging what feminists were actually saying about the tweet didn't give them the opportunity to frame the story as "TERFs being bigots at any and every opportunity, even when it makes no sense"?

Was Jezebel playing this angle up just to try and dunk on TERFs? Because simply acknowledging what feminists were actually saying about the tweet didn't give them the opportunity to frame the story as "TERFs being bigots at any and every opportunity, even when it makes no sense"?

YES, absolutely.

I'm not a native English speaker and it was immediately apparent that they (see?) were talking in the plural. Why would they speak for being "inside" (ugh) one woman? It's marketing, it behooves them to speak as if every woman in existence uses Tampax.

Yes. Jezebel likes to pick on women who don't believe men are women too. They deliberately slander us and make shit up. They delete all my comments too now. They cannot handle any disagreement. It's pathetic.

[–] Tiramisuomi 6 points Edited

A moment of silence for all the women at P&G who begged and pleaded for them not to do this, but were overruled by male colleagues who clearly knew best. Or who had their polite, nervous laughter taken as evidence of consensus.

[–] TheDirtyYumejo 15 points Edited

should be noted that there many others were tweeting under the same hashtag to post transphobic tweets, which Gizmodo does not condone.

So pointing out that men who fetishize womanhood shouldn't be sponsored by a company that doesn't make products for them is "twansphobic".

Get fucked gizmodo

Transphobia has no meaning. Agreed on the fuck it gizmodo, although I will still go terf on jezebel sometimes.

I recently switched to Garnuu, a gender critical tampon and menstrual cup brand. They also sell cute feminist stickers. I got my package in an adorable box that says "freedom fighter" and their proceeds go to fighting human trafficking. Time to boycott Tampax.

Bruh I went on their website and their sticker said “protect femininity.” Is Matt Walsh running this company? For fuck’s sake I hate this planet

[–] Tiramisuomi 3 points Edited

Right? And "Girls only can have babies and menstruate" has very different connotations compared to "Only girls can have babies and menstruate".

https://garnuu.com/products/girls-only-die-cut-sticker

I believe that's in reference to other brands erasing female-centric language. Femininity doesn't have to mean stereotypes. It's defined as attributes and characteristics of women.

So glad I buy supermarket own brand towels, I encourage others to do the same they are all pretty much the same but much cheaper then P&G brands.

not at all surprised they employ pervs to manage their social media accounts seems to be mandatory now days