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It kind of upsets me 

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4 deviants said That companies that sell "feminine" hygiene products ALWAYS refer to their consumers as women
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3 deviants said Please remember that
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2 deviants said Because not everyone who gets their period every month is a woman

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CandiCorg Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kind of get you, but you're taking this a little too personally. Products wouldn't sell as well if they didn't do this... most biological females who buy or use these products identify as women. Most. That's the majority of the customer base for the product. Feminine packaging and referring to the customer as a woman makes sense. The majority of the people who buy it are buying as women or for women. It's not like they're saying "not for vagina beholding persons who identify as men". It's biologically correct for most intended consumers... that's as close as they can get. They have no real obligation to put anything on the box, but they do because it helps it sell.

That's like getting mad over boxer shorts having men on the packet, being labelled "men's boxer shorts" and being in the men's part of the store.

None of these products say "not for ____" or "___ only". They're just tailored toward the majority of buyers.
Does anyone stop you from buying them? no, because it's perfectly normal for you to.
I personally couldn't give two shits about what a company calls their product, or who they say it's for.
If it's affordable and I want it, I'll buy it. Fuck who it's "for", I'm buying it for me.
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spiderliings Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You've made some good points mate!! I guess I do get a bit defensive about stuff like this. It's just a really sensitive subject for me u___u But yeah, I know what you mean. The companies would be able to broaden their demographic and make even more money though if they included everyone. It's not that hard to use gender-neutral pronouns and such, yeah??

It just makes certain people uncomfortable. Especially when they have to go out and buy these products with people watching them and thinking they're a certain gender that they're not. Unfortunately society has trained most people to think of anyone who isn't cis and hetero as different in a bad way. I'm not totally against the use of female pronouns in certain commercials and whatever, I just think those companies would be able to get more people to buy their products if they used correct pronouns for everybody (that may be difficult though). It would be so much easier for certain people to buy certain products without feeling ashamed or depressed.
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CandiCorg Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HNGGG I don't even remember commenting i need my dyspraxia-riddled brain a fixin'.
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Acrylic-blood Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah that does get quite annoying, they really don't think about people who don't refer to themselves as female.
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spiderliings Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ikr ;;;
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StasisCan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The world, it swims in ignorance. Society is so ignorant these days I wanna rip my fucking hair out, I swear to God everyone has the brain of 3 year olds. It doesn't matter what aspect of society it is, people just tend to ignore it or oppose it for no real reason.
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spiderliings Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately so ;_____; Society honestly is never going to change.
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Gloryraiin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Wait. I'm sorry is there suppose to be a lesson behind this?
XD
Like
Men can get in there period too...??

Or

Not all girls are going to called women?

I'm sorry

I'm a dick if I don't get it
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spiderliings Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, kind of yeah. People who were born female and therefore have female anatomy don't always identify as female. Trans men, non-binary, genderfluid, people etc. can still get their periods if they were assigned the female sex at birth and have not undergone any surgeries or taken any medication or whatever to change their inner anatomy c:

Like me for example, I was born female, but I'm genderfluid and most of the time I prefer to go by male or gender-neutral pronouns uvu I still bleed every month and there's no way for me to stop that (right now at least) but I don't call myself a woman.

You're not a dick mate!! It's good and totally okay to ask questions about things you don't understand nwn
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Gloryraiin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Ah I get it!
So I guess you could say it's ignorant.

I hate being called a lady or woman. My aunt never let's me lift up anything heavy because she thinks ladies shouldn't do that. So I go lift something twice as heavy and make myself sore. XD

Thank you.. :..D
I'm always shy to ask questions because I think I'm wrong or too sassy.
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spiderliings Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, unfortunately it is pretty ignorant but ignorance is rampant in society these days u__u

Same here xD Even back when I didn't call myself genderfluid, I had always hated that. Aw yeah, you show her!! >:'D

No problem at all!!
I know what that's like. Don't ever be afraid to ask though!! It's really important that people are educated on this stuff uvu
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Gloryraiin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Very UnU

Yeah!

Okay :3
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citypng Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK.

YOU.

SO.

MUCH.

I FUCKING HATE IT WHEN COMPANIES DO THAT LIKE ?? THATS INCREDIBLY FUCKING OFFENSIVE

I ALSO HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE SAY THAT ALL WOMEN HAVE TO HAVE VAGINAS TO BE WOMEN. THATS NOT FUCKING TRUE. ANYONE WHO IDENTIFIES AS A WOMAN OR AS A MAN IS WHAT THEY IDENTIFY AS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
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spiderliings Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IFKR LIKE IT REALLY PISSES ME OFF

It's easy to call a certain demographic by certain pronouns but it hurts so many fucking people and all those companies are incredibly oblivious to that fact. They don't realize it would also be incredibly easy to just refer to their consumers as everyone. Periods suck, having to buy expensive hygiene shit sucks, so don't make your customers hate you because you're an ignorant piece of shit.

SAME DUDE FUCKK
SOME PEOPLE ARE FUCKING UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT THERE IS MORE THAN TWO GENDERS. HOLY FUCKING SHIT. IT'S 2015 I MEAN REALLY IF YOU STILL THINK THERE'S ONLY TWO GENDERS AND TWO SEXUALITIES AND SHIT YOU NEEDA GET YOUR FUCKING ACT TOGETHER.
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citypng Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
REBECCA.EXE HAS LOST FAITH IN THE PLANET

I FUCKING HATE PAD COMPANIES BUT I STILL BUY PADS ANYWAY COS I HAVE TO OR ELSE IM GONNA BLEED EVERYWHERE AND ITS GONNA SUCK

I WISH THE WORLD HAS 100% OKAY WITH PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES BC LIFE WOULD BE 1000000% EASIER THAT WAY FJSDJFSFS SCREAMS LOUDLY
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spiderliings Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SAMUEL.EXE HAS LOST FAITH IN THE PLANET AS WELL

YE IKR FML I LITERALLY FEEL LIKE SHIT EVERY WAKING MOMENT OF MY LIFE WHEN I'M BLEEDING LIKE WTH?? I'M NOT A FULL-BLOWN WOMAN MOTHER NATURE FUCK OFF

ME TOO DUDE IF THAT WAS THE CASE THEN I WOULD DEFINITELY NOT HATE THE WORLD AND HUMANITY AS MUCH AS I DO LMAO
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citypng Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
REBECCA.EXE SILENTLY PAPS SAMUEL.EXE'S HEAD IN AN UNDERSTANDING MANNER

I HATE PERIODS BUT SINCE IM A GIRL I DONT FEEL AS HATEFUL TOWARDS THEM AS YOU DO SINCE YOU'RE NOT A GIRL AND IM REALLY SORRY THAT YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH SOMETHING AS STRESSFUL AS YOUR BRAIN NOT MATCHING UP TO YOUR BODY <3 I LOVE YOU DUDE AND I WANT YOU TO FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT YOURSELF AND I'M ON THE JOURNEY TO LEARNING TO LOVE MYSELF AS WELL SO WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER OUT AND UH YE <333

YEAH THE WORLD IS A BAD PLACE BUT IT'D BE BETTER WITHOUT HOMOPHOBIC AND TRANSPHOBIC PEOPLE TBH
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galaxycaptain Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
thank you

i'm one of those particular people, and i mean, it's kinda ignorant of them just to include females..
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spiderliings Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too, it really makes me angry when people are really that ignorant :/
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