The Underwear Marketplace Gets Political

October 28, 2019
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There is a “#periodpoverty” movement afoot with the goal of making menstrual products more accessible. It has gained both congressional support, as well as the support of Democrat party candidates.

In particular, the movement seeks to remove the stigma of talking about menstruation;
declassify feminine hygiene products as luxury items, and re-classify them as essential items, to exempt them from sales tax; and include feminine hygiene products in government welfare programs, so as to make them more available to lower-income women.

Here is a report (insert hyperlink: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/period-day-first-ever-national-period-day-demands-menstrual-equity-2019-10-19/) from CBS News:

“In January, Reuters found that nearly two-thirds of low-income women in St. Louis could not afford menstrual hygiene products, including tampons or pads. Nearly half of the survey group said there are many times they cannot afford both food and period products at the same time. Many resort to using cloth, rags, diapers or other forms of paper products instead.” 

“Thirty-five states have not deemed period products as essential items, subjecting menstrual products to a sales tax that many refer to as the "pink tax." If the products were classified as hygiene products — as Rogaine and Viagra are — they would be eligible to be tax-free. PERIOD seeks to eliminate the pink tax as well as make products free and available in schools, shelters and prisons.” 

“In March, Congresswoman Grace Meng introduced the Menstrual Equity for All Act, which would require Medicaid to cover the cost of menstrual hygiene products and mandate that employers with 100 or more employees and all federal buildings provide free menstrual hygiene products. It would also make period products more accessible at schools, shelters and prisons. The bill currently has 78 sponsors.” 

"No woman should have to choose between buying food for her family or buying menstrual hygiene products." Meng tweeted Friday: "Period products never were – and are not ever – a luxury item. #periodpoverty is real and is wrong.”

The legislation authored by congresswoman Meng is called “H.R. 1882: Menstrual Equity For All Act of 2019 (insert hyperlink: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1882?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MENstruation

Here is the overview:

“To increase the availability and affordability of menstrual hygiene products for individuals with limited access, and for other purposes.”

It's interesting to note the phrasing. The objective is not just to make feminine hygiene products available to women of low income. It is also to make them available for “other purposes.”

What are the “other purposes?”

To make these products available for men. This bill is really promoting “social justice” in the form of recognizing that men “menstruate.”

Thinx, the underwear manufacturer, has been quick to exploit this notion. They are marketing their absorbent underpants to men who have their “periods.” Here (insert hyperlink: https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/menstruation/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MENstruation ) is a recent commercial. You will note that it shows both boys and young men claiming they have periods, as if it is a normal, every day occurrence.

Clearly, this company has become politicized in its corporate mission:

"On a mission to empower every body with innovative solutions and social change.”

What can we conclude here?

Is it possible that there are men who really believe they menstruate? Sadly, yes.

Is it also possible that there are men who know they don't really menstruate, but simply want to be part of “social change?” Yes.

Is it possible that the “social change” movement is simply exploiting the disadvantages of poor people to promote a radical ideology? Yes indeed.

And is it possible that the real needs and identity of women are being subverted by the trans agenda? You bet.

What's a good solution here?

I am confident the free market will find one. Thinx is an example of a company who bets it can make a profit selling its underwear to men who believe they have periods. I am sure it has many competitors in the underwear marketplace who believe they can make even more money selling men's underwear to men, and women's underwear to women.

The same goes for the marketplace for feminine hygiene products. Companies who aggressively merchandise and market these products to and for women, will cash in on the dissatisfaction many women feel with the trans movement eroding feminine identity.

Let the competition begin.