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to think that if you are selling menstrual pads & think that the word is 'woman' is offensive then you deserve to go out of business

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TurfClub · 25/09/2018 16:10

Horrific evil people

twitter.com/Lunapads/status/1043289170851127297

to think that if you are selling menstrual pads & think that the word is 'woman' is offensive then you deserve to go out of business
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TurfClub · 25/09/2018 16:12

The 'content warning' is for the use of 'woman' here:

"We’ve all been told (probably numerous times) that our worst period problems — cramps, PMS, super heavy flow, blood clots, migraines, teenagelike acne, bloating, and exhaustion — are completely normal. Yup, just part of this whole “being a woman” thing."

Because that's not part of 'being a woman' at all it's just some mysterious thing that randomly happens to people of indeterminate gender.

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Racecardriver · 25/09/2018 16:12

They're targeting woke millenial though aren't they? Unfortunately there is a huge market for all this nonsense.

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Shitonthebloodything · 25/09/2018 16:12

I have no idea what this means

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TurfClub · 25/09/2018 16:13

sorry there is an extra 'is' in the title.

Should read

'think that the word 'woman' is offensive'.

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tillytoodles1 · 25/09/2018 16:35

I'm so fed up with all this stuff, if you want to act like a woman for whatever reason, that's fine. My sister's neighbour is a transsexual, always dressed in nice clothes, wig, makeup etc, and I always call her by her chosen female name. But, she will never need sanitary protection, she doesn't have periods. Why can't they just say for women?

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walchesterweasel · 25/09/2018 16:36

Other paragraphs actually say 'people with uteruses' and 'menstruators' ! Gives you a warm glow

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ShirleyPhallus · 25/09/2018 16:37

Sorry, not sure what I’m missing but isn’t the advert just saying “you get all this stuff as a woman but you don’t have to put up with this”?

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TheMobileSiteMadeMeSignup · 25/09/2018 16:40

Transmen and non-binary people get periods too.

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TurfClub · 25/09/2018 16:42

"Sorry, not sure what I’m missing" It says 'content warning: gendered lanuage'.

It's saying that using the words 'female' or 'woman' in the context of menstruation is offensive.

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ShirleyPhallus · 25/09/2018 16:44

Fucking wankstains I missed that. Outfuckingrageous

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TurfClub · 25/09/2018 16:44

" non-binary people"

There's no such thing. At least not under UK law. Meaningless term.

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Frogletmamma · 25/09/2018 16:47

Yes I'm a woman, yes I have periods but what concerns me is I have never yet decided to go out cycling in ultra-tight white shorts when my period is on. Nor have I had the urge to roller-skate. And as for the slight 'accidents' when I sneeze I have never felt the need to reassure myself on either zipwire or trampet.

The people who market these products are clearly totally insane. If they decide everyone can have periods (and participate in the fun experience) just stick your fingers in your ears and go lalala

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Catquest1 · 25/09/2018 16:51

Theyve missed out significant groups there. Surely they should also include a warning for menopausal women or women who have had to undergo hysterectomies. It might upset them too

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TurfClub · 25/09/2018 16:54

Yes what if you are pregnant.

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ErrolTheDragon · 25/09/2018 16:55

Content warning: discussion of product relevant to one sex only.

Do they have a 'CW' on dictionaries nowadays?Hmm

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Satsumaeater · 25/09/2018 17:00

When I see CW I don't think of content warning, I think of cockwomble.

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PositiveVibez · 25/09/2018 17:00

Infuriating and absolutely pathetic.

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theworldistoosmall · 25/09/2018 17:03

Could it be because it's the Canadian account and they have drunk the cool aid, so would have to post such a bullshit warning?

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Catquest1 · 25/09/2018 17:04

Guess CW could also be for CisWoman?

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whatsthecomingoverthehill · 25/09/2018 17:29

The writer for them who referred to women as 'menstruators' and 'people with uteruses' has also been using the same terminology when talking about cervical screening.

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whatsthecomingoverthehill · 25/09/2018 17:31

And from the same site "Did you know that many STIs affect women differently than men? Or, to be more specific, they affect people with vaginas and uteruses differently than people with penises."

Nope. You didn't need to be 'more specific'.

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redshoeblueshoe · 25/09/2018 17:39

I don't know wether to laugh or cry

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RoboticSealpup · 25/09/2018 17:45

Why are men's health charities like prostate cancer UK still using the word man without any similar issues?

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ErrolTheDragon · 25/09/2018 17:52

I think that's covered by the 8th rule:
8th rule of misogyny: Men are whatever men say they are and women are whatever men say they are.


https://www.reddit.com/r/GenderCritical/comments/6kkeni/theerulesoffmisogyny/

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PiperPublickOccurrences · 25/09/2018 17:54

It's all total bollocks.

Everyone who menstruates is a woman. Some women don't menstruate (I'm one of them).

But no men have ever, in the history of the planet, menstruated.

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