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Tampax popped over a tweet celebrating the "Diversity of All People Who Bleed" amid calls for boycotts


Women slam Tampax over a tweet, celebrating "the diversity of all people who bleed" while calling for a boycott

  • The tampon company Tampax tweeted, "Not all people with periods are women."
  • Many online customers accused the brand of “wiping out” women and called for boycotts
  • Others praised Tampax for its message of inclusion despite the backlash

Tampax has seen a backlash online after saying that "not all people with periods are women".

The tampon company tweeted in support of transgender people, insisting that "not all women have periods".

The company said, 'Fact: Not all women have periods. Another fact: not all people with periods are women. Let's celebrate the diversity of all people who bleed. #mythbusting #periodtruths #transisbeautiful. & # 39;

However, some feminists on the internet accused Tampax & # 39; owner Procter & Gamble of having "deleted" women with their message.

Others praised the company for the inclusiveness and support of the trans people in the tweet.

Among those who started the flames online was Laurence Fox, who wrote, “I'm really interested to know who at Tampax thinks it's a good idea to bring your entire customer base (Biological Women) against these anti-fact and anti- Woman playing. Virtue vomiting. & # 39;

Tampax has had a backlash online after saying on Twitter that "not all people with periods are women".

The tampon company tweeted in support of transgender people and insisted that

The tampon company tweeted in support of transgender people, insisting that "not all women have periods".

Writer and feminist Susan Dalgety, who supported author JK Rowling on a transgender series earlier this year, said, “It's a biological fact that you need a uterus to menstruate and that only women have one. Men don't.

"I have no idea why Proctor & Gamble thought it was a good marketing tactic to alienate their only customer base this way."

Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, founder of the Standing For Women campaign group, said, “They are signs of virtue. It's pretty scary. When you try to include all identities in femininity, you are ultimately excluding women. & # 39;

Others criticizing the brand include trans man Buck Angel, who said, “The only people who get periods are biological women and transgender men.

& # 39; No other people are getting their periods. So no, NOT all people get their periods. & # 39;

The tampon company tweeted in support of transgender people and insisted that

The tampon company tweeted in support of transgender people, insisting that "not all women have periods".

Others online questioned the science of the statement, saying only women have uteruses.

This has led to calls to boycott the popular brand from customers who feel they have been "deleted" by the message.

However, pro-trans groups praised the post for incorporating different identities into its message of inclusion and support.

They said much of the criticism directed against Tampax was "transphobic" and carried out by "TERFs" – trans-exclusive radical feminists.

One person wrote, “Thank you guys behind Tampax for your inclusive language.

“There is a lot of hate in the comments, but I know there are people out there who see and appreciate it. It's such a small gesture and it literally doesn't hurt anyone. & # 39;

Pro-trans groups praised the contribution for including different identities in their message of inclusion

Pro-trans groups praised the contribution for including different identities in their message of inclusion

It comes after high street chain Superdrug launched a new line of "menstrual" toiletries last month.

The sanitary napkins and tampons sold under the brand name Luna were introduced with the aim of being "as comprehensive as possible".

In June, JK Rowling was accused of being "transphobic" after insisting that only women menstruate.

She had questioned an article entitled "Opinion: Creating an Equal Post-Covid-19 World for Menstruating People".

Procter & Gamble have been asked to comment.

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