That title sums up how I feel about this ad. Surely, a man wrote this steamy pile of bullsh$t.
It reminds of back in the day when some douchecookie decided to write inspirational sayings on the paper adhesive backing of Always maxi pads. “Have a happy period.” Remember that? Obviously, that dude never experienced the hot mess that is a woman’s period. If a guy bled between four and seven days straight, he’d cry for his momma. No way could a male handle the bloating, cramps, bleeding, emotional roller coaster, and the unwise piece of advice--“Just don’t think about it and it will go away.”
But this latest ad from Tampax... Grrrrr! These two gals looking all happy. One’s even foolish enough to be wearing light-colored pants. Apparently, these two must have the nicest, smoothest Aunt Flo ever—because mine is a complete wenchbag. We’re talking wear-two-pairs-of-underwear-and-a-layer-of-paper-towels wenchy.
And the slogans? Pffft.
“You do you.” How ‘bout you go “do” yourself?
“Power over periods”. Really?!?! Because if I had power over my period, I wouldn’t have one at all.
Eat it, Tampax.
Disclaimer: I am not on my menses while writing this editorial. My venom is my norm.
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