Always has stirred up controversy by removing the female symbol from its products

The menstrual hygiene company is trying to highlight that not everyone who has their period is a woman

By Maha Ali

KARACHI: The menstrual hygiene company Always has managed to get the attention of people with their newly announced initiative of removing the female Venus symbol from their sanitary products. According to Business Insider, the packaging and product change was designed to be more inclusive of people who do not identify as women, including transgender men and non-binary people. It is in their belief that people who menstruate may not necessarily be female.

According to CNN, Proctor and Gamblethe company that owns Always, said in a statement, “For over 35 years Always has championed girls and women, and we will continue to do so.”

They also included, “We’re also committed to diversity and inclusion and are on a continual journey to understand the needs of all of our consumers.”

Since the news of this change of symbol, there has been a controversial response by users on social media, with some believing that this change should motivate a boycott of the company and others stating that they feel angered by the constant link being made between gender and genitals.



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