I bet that got your attention! It certainly gets mine, as it does every day, when I see it scrawled on the walls where I sit down to pee.
A few months ago, someone placed stickers about the Mooncup in the stalls of the public washroom at work. It seems like washroom stalls always attract the most hilarious commentary. Here’s what some other women had to say: “this only works if you’re a slug,” “you’re loose” and “woof woof I’m a dog.” To be fair, let’s not overlook the comment that, while lacking the finesse of the former comments, has a certain amiable quality I’ve come to admire: “ladies, this is a silly thing to fight about.”
Because it IS silly to fight about… isn’t it? I can’t quite figure out what it is that offends these marker-wielding women the most about menstrual cups. Is it that:
- They can be messy, loud, or awkward;
- They force you to become familiar with your vagina; OR
- A menstrual cup killed their father, and every time they see that sticker, they are reminded of their sworn oath to avenge his death?
Alls I know is that somebody out there considers this simple, environmentally-friendly and cheap alternative to tampons (a product that entails greater environmental waste, not to mention greater health risks for women) to be “hippie bullshit.” I guess my hippie brains just can’t understand the nuanced plea of this impassioned anonym.