Yesterday a charity launched a campaign aiming to break the stigma surrounding periods, by asking people to share selfies of themselves holding tampons.
The campaign was launched with a piece on V.Point, which said that "it's time to have a big conversation about periods".
The #JustATampon campaign – which asked people to support Plan UK's menstrual health work worldwide by donating £3 – was supported by a number of celebrities, including Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow:
Snow's tweet received some mixed replies. One response that caught the eye of Twitter users was the following:
Bruce Everiss, a veteran games industry marketer, responded to Snow's tweet by saying that men had many taxes targeted at their gender, including "trousers". He explained his theory in greater detail in a blog post:
His "trousers" theory prompted an amusing response on Twitter:
Or people, you know, responded like this:
That is all.
Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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