What’s a ‘feminine product’ anyway? Is it meant for women or for people who feel ‘feminine’? The term ‘feminine’ is flawed. First of all, not all women menstruate, which doesn’t mean they should feel any less ‘feminine’. Second of all, not all who menstruate are women: transgender, non-binary, non-conforming genders, and people who identify as male can all have periods. “The existence of a period doesn’t make someone any more or less feminine, or any more or less female,” says New York model, actor, artist, and advocate Sawyer DeVuyst, who was the first transgender man to appear in an ad campaign for period products.
For far too long, the language used to describe and discuss periods has been exclusively geared toward cisgender* women. This could make everyone else who menstruates and does not identify as a cis** woman feel excluded from important conversations about their menstrual health.
Oh, and what’s ‘femcare’ anyway? Most big companies make period products that are full of plastic and harmful chemicals. – Doesn’t seem like they really care about the people who use them, or what do you think?