Who use tampons? Women. What word doesn’t appear in this 1,808-word on-line ABC News article about tampons? ‘Women.’
The reason menstruation has long been overlooked in medical research is because it’s women who do it, and we don’t count for much in a patriarchal society. It was women who died or were hospitalised due to tampon-related Toxic Shock Syndrome back in the 1970s and early 1980s. The reason that happened was Procter & Gamble’s inadequate understanding of women’s physiology. It is women’s organisations – for example, Women’s Voices for the Earth – that continue to monitor and advocate for the safety of menstrual products. Because it’s women who are affected. Not men. If the word ‘Women’ is left out of an article about tampons, these whole dimensions of the issue are left out as well.
Are tampons toxic?
I don’t know. But I do know that what’s toxic is the ABC’s allegiance to gender-identity ideology,
an ideology harmful to women.