27 January 2010 @ 11:14 am
Slightly hostile Tampax ad, 1950s  
1950s Tampax ad "Why do you think you're different?"
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Miss Octobermiss_october on January 27th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
married or unmarried!
Pat Bpbrim on January 27th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
That is, with or without an intact hymen. Because, of course all unmarried women have intact hymens, right?
Chasechase820 on January 27th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
Wow, somebody had PMS when they were writing that copy.
MABH: kodamajtaylor2 on January 27th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
She does look a little pretentious and stuck up about not using those tampons...
cactuswrencactuswren on January 30th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
girlchild0aglowgirlchild0aglow on January 27th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
USE TAMPAX! Or suffer the consequences. You wouldn't want to be different, would you?
ShoShoni Rose: wilson's finger of reproachblue_sky_lark on January 27th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
notice the usage of wearing white clothing.

you'd better suck it up and shove those cotton cylinders up there, everyone else is doing it. if you don't, you're a stuck up snob!

(perhaps she [like me and a number of other women] has a tilted uterus [the medical term escapes me at the moment] which makes using tampons rather difficult to situate in a manner that isn't completely uncomfortable)
Thomas Irvinthomasirvin on January 28th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
I hadn't thought of the symbolism of the white outfit. That's an excellent point, and is probably deliberate.
Ashley!  It's Unisex!randomneses on January 27th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
Lolz this tone is so srs bsns and butthurt
ShoShoni Rose: you're a dead man Freudblue_sky_lark on January 27th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
maybe the copy editor inserted their tampon in the wrong 'hole'...that might contribute to the butthurt nature of the tone^.^
Missy: Kirk trouble with tribblespen_grunt on January 27th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Why do you think you're different?!?! You're not special! It's for the benefit of ALL women--what, don't you support your fellow woman? Stop acting like you're above everyone else and start shoving cotton in your vagina!
Miss Tia's Journalmisstiajournal on January 27th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
i like that abstract art in the background...or is that a 'fuzzy' tampon usage diagram?
Sionaelectro_girl on January 27th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
Nothing in the world to prevent one from using Tampax, except the fact that they refuse to face up to the fact that they're not different? Uh. Oh. Okay.
Xaviergorkabear on January 27th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
I can't resist to publish a joke we say here in Spain

A kid is writing his letter to Santa Claus and he asks for a box of tampax. His mum checks the letter and says "Oh, boy, why on Earth you want a box of Tampax, it's only for girls." The poor thing replies "But mum, I've seen on TV that Tampax allows you to do everything: riding, hiking, dancing... I want to do that"
mswyrrmswyrr on January 28th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC)
LOL. "Stop being such a prudish bitch and buy Tampax!" Makes me think of that line from "To His Coy Mistress" where the guy's like, you should have extra-marital sex with me because we all die anyway and when you die "then worms shall try / That long preserved virginity."
thehappycatthehappycat on January 29th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
But I [i]am[/i] different! I tried using Tampax years ago and it was incredibly uncomfortable for me. This is why I would rather use pads. Besides, I don't usually feel like horseback riding or dancing during that time of the month in the first place.
thehappycatthehappycat on January 29th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
HTML fail. Sorry.
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