Tampon Ad Called 'Transphobic' For Implying "Real Women" Have Periods (VIDEO)

01/03/2012 06:28 pm ET | Updated Mar 04, 2012

A New Zealand tampon manufacturer is coming under fire for a new commercial that implies trans folks who dress as women are not "real women."

The commercial for Libra tampons shows an ostensibly "real" woman standing next to a trans person in the bathroom, as they both put on their lip gloss and mascara and adjust their boobs in their tight party dress. Then the "real" woman pulls a tampon out of her purse. The drag queen makes a "hmmph!" face and walks away.


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