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Always ditching the venus symbol (♀) from its packaging sparks a controversy



- Procter & Gamble's brand "Always" is in hot waters after it has been revealed that the brand would no longer feature on its packaging the venus symbol (♀)
- Always reportedly removed the venus symbol after receiving letters from trans and non binary rights groups and individuals sharing how they feel discriminated by the venus symbol as they do not identify as women but still have to use sanitary products. They wished the brand to be more inclusive towards them
- After the news was out, non-feminist and feminist women alike flooded Always's mentions on Twitter with boycott pledges as they consider that the brand is no longer proud of embracing "female biology" and "female identity". They also claim that by being inclusive, they're actually removing women symbolically from their own products. They also criticize trans and non binary rights activists for focusing on removing women's symbols rather than challenging patriarchy and male toxicity.
- Some other women are bummed that the brand is quicker to remove the venus symbol than it is to remove plastic in its packaging. They are also urging other female buyers to turn for more sustainable alternatives such as menstrual cups or brands using little to no plastic in its packaging

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NGL I didn't even notice there was a venus symbol lol
Tags: feminism / social issues, lgbtq / rights, slow news day
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