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Transgender Men Claim Lack Of Gender-Neutral Menstruation Products..

18 comments, 487 views, posted 8:37 pm 13/01/2020 in Nature by REALITY
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..Causes ‘Pain,’ Makes Them ‘Unsafe’

Female-to-male transgender individuals who still menstruate are now saying that feminine hygiene products, which are typically marketed at biological women, should be gender-neutral (and free) so that they are not further oppressed, harmed, or triggered by gender-specific packaging and the cost of period products during their “time of the month.”

The revelation comes in a wide-ranging report from NBC News, which claims that transgender individuals are caused “pain” by the fact that menstruation is assumed to be a female-only process.

“I didn’t believe that having periods would be a part of my lived experience,” one prominent trans-rights activist told NBC about the situation. “I felt isolated; everything about periods was tailored to girls, yet me, a boy, was experiencing this and nothing in the world documented that.”

“Some transgender and gender-nonconforming people who menstruate,” the story continues, taking care not to refer to the individuals as biologically female, though that is what they are, “say when the products are categorized as women’s products, they can feel alienated — and may even avoid purchasing them altogether.”

The problems stem from the products themselves. Typically, feminine hygiene products are referred to as “feminine,” even though there are, now, “masculine” periods. As a result, menstruation products have female-oriented packaging, are marketed to women, and are available exclusively in women’s restrooms (and at a cost). There are also concerns about using feminine hygiene products, if there’s a chance someone a transgender individual encounters in the process is surprised by their need for pads or tampons.

Activists also say that female-to-male transgenders, who haven’t completed their gender transition, are being “discriminated against” by care providers like gynecologists who will only see patients who have female reproductive systems or who identify as biologically female.

And then there’s the cost.

“The cost and taxation of menstruation products could hit transgender people even harder [than cis-gender people], according to Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, deputy executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality,” NBC News reports. Trans individuals, he says, “are experiencing poverty, unemployment and underemployment at higher rates, so there is absolutely economic vulnerability here.”

Feminists have long complained about the high cost of menstrual products and the “pink tax” that gets levied on many health and beauty products targeted towards women, but now that some of those same women consider themselves men, the issue is more urgent, particularly because female-to-male transgender individuals who still need menstrual products can’t access pads and tampons given away for free — because those are usually in women’s restrooms.

The end result? “Pain,” the activists say, and further marginalization.

Some companies have taken steps to rectify the situation. The Daily Wire reported late last year that Always, which makes pads and tampons, changed the packaging of its products after complaints from transgender individuals who found them too “female.” The company replaced the “Venus” symbol — an attached circle and plus sign traditionally representing women — from most of its packaging so as not to be overtly offensive.

The issue is a flash point between transgender activists and feminists, who say the trans-rights movement is erasing women and, by extension, their work.

“Removing the female symbol from sanitary towel packaging is basically denying the existence of women,” one prominent feminist told the Daily Mail during the dust-up over Always’ packaging. “We’re now moving towards the total elimination of women’s biology. The women’s symbol has been used by feminists for decades. This is pure cowardice and virtue signalling from these big corporate brands who are capitulating to the trans agenda.”

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4:10 am 14/01/2020

Quaektem

Bull.... Shit.

I buy these things. Three daughters, I go through a lot. You know the most prominent colour? Freeking Blue.

Sure, there is some pink but hell, google search that $hit and you can plainly see that the majority of feminine products are pretty low key because there are women embarrassed to be buying them too!

This is a bullshit non-issue. Fuck, if I can buy them without trauma for my daughters, this 'dude' should grow a pair and man... the... fuck... up. (And I was recently informed that I bought the wrong sized tampons... like I freekign knew they came in sizes!!!)

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12:32 pm 14/01/2020

elsels

Yup, mostly blue. But it is not about them being blue it is about eliminating women. They went all out after Always for having the female sign on pads and always caved.

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3:09 pm 14/01/2020

Flee

Can we start calling them "outer shell males"? at least until they get an operation.

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3:12 pm 14/01/2020

Flee

Quote by REALITY:
Activists also say that female-to-male transgenders, who haven’t completed their gender transition, are being “discriminated against” by care providers like gynecologists who will only see patients who have female reproductive systems or who identify as biologically female.


What the actual fuck? They specialise in VAGINAS AND UTERUSES, ETC. if you dont have those, you dont need a gyno.
If, as the quote notes, they will see people who "have female reproductive systems", then what is the problem? Im not going to go to one for a prostate issues....

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3:19 pm 14/01/2020

Flee

Always should have changed the female sign on packaging to "XX"

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4:42 pm 14/01/2020

elsels

I am fairly certain that the above quote might have it bckwards. It may be male to female trans are not being seen by gynos because they are not biologically female and do not have female reproductive system. Female to male trans are in fact women, and have biologically female parts as well as female reproductive system even if they have transitioned to male which does not eliminate their female anatomy.

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5:46 pm 14/01/2020

Flee

Even then, it is stupid. If you don't have the parts, why see a doctor that specialises in said parts? I really hope they dont want to go to a gyno for the experience. That would just be sad.

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5:58 pm 14/01/2020

elsels

The vast majority just want to live in peace with the body that matches their heart and mind, the others want women extinct, but a very small minority of them.

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6:55 pm 14/01/2020

Flee

I dont get some people. Why cant they just let others live their lives as they see fit. You do you, Ill do me, and thats the end of it.

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3:27 am 15/01/2020

Quaektem

have either of you watched the South Park episode S9:1 Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina?

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10:54 am 15/01/2020

tricpe

Speaking of Gwyneth Paltrow, how many vaginas do you have to smell before claiming that something smells like your vagina?

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4:01 pm 15/01/2020

Flee

that is freaking me out. Does he shit out the baby or am I missing he also has a vagina?

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4:16 pm 15/01/2020

REALITY

Quote by tricpe:
Speaking of Gwyneth Paltrow, how many vaginas do you have to smell before claiming that something smells like your vagina?


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4:17 pm 15/01/2020

REALITY

Quote by tricpe:


I think the pin on furry tail is missing from your diagram.

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4:19 pm 15/01/2020

REALITY

Quote by Flee:
that is freaking me out. Does he shit out the baby or am I missing he also has a vagina?


I'd guess they cut it out, which is of course a 100% natural birth.

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7:35 pm 15/01/2020

elsels

Eew and ouch!

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7:50 am 17/01/2020

tricpe

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5:26 am 18/01/2020

Quaektem

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