'If Men Had Periods' Tampon Commercial Parody Raises Awareness About Real Issue

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If men got periods, oh what a different world we would live in. In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Day, the WaterAid organization imagined just what that world would look like.

In their commercial parody for "manpons," we get a glimpse at how tampons would be marketed to men. It's a much different story than women prancing around in white dresses or showing just how active they can be when they're wearing a tampon during their period.

WaterAid seeks to bring clean water and proper hygiene to impoverished parts of the world. Their campaign is raising awareness about the 1.25 billion women around the world who do not have access to a toilet during their periods.

In WaterAid's press release, the organization explained, "Every day 800 million women have their period, and yet most of us consider it an embarrassing and taboo subject. If men had periods it would be considered a sign of virility. Men would brag about them on Facebook, #imonmyperiod would probably trend regularly on Twitter, and tampon [commercials] would be fronted by celebrities."

WaterAid works to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene to impoverished parts of the world.



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