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hairballsplathairballsplat on April 27th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
yay cups! although i think cloth pads could have been painted in a better light, but still...at least the info is there. hopefully people will research further if interested.
Blogging Sarabloggingsara on April 27th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
yeah i wish she had referenced our community. oh well.
Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on April 27th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
YAY, that she's promoting cups but...
BOO, that she didn't do her homework to even mention the existence of the other 15 brands.
hairballsplathairballsplat on April 27th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
yeah, that too.
Katzhukora1 on April 27th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that irritated me a little bit too. Also that she was pretty negative about cloth pads. Not all reusable menstrual options work equally well for everybody! It would be nice to get someone in a really mainstream media outlet like HuffPo who could actually write something superinformative and non-judgmental.
fifimonsterfifimonster on April 27th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
"God gave you a finger, ladies, you can use it" haha good line.

All the articles i have come across usually only mention one brand (boo). Probably because its at least partially promotional. But hey, better than nothing.

Im glad that this is one of the first sites you come across when researching cups, even if they dont direct people here if they google cups it doesnt take long to find us.
LostShakrOfNaCltrack_star27 on April 27th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ah, its so refreshing to see cups finally getting some acknowledgement in the media. I agree she could've done a little more research on the topic and maybe discuss some other reusable products as well, but all and all, not too bad! There are SO many more brands out there, and I'm sure if someone is interested and kind of swayed by the article, they'll do some research to find out more and who knows, maybe they'll stumble onto the community.
Culfitzbeew on April 28th, 2010 05:23 am (UTC)
I agree, it's too bad that she didn't do a bit more research/reference us! :) and yeah cloth pads are not as bad as she makes them seem. they're fun! Anyhow, but I am glad to see stuff about cups in mainstream stuff! I just wish she had TRIED a cup, or had one of her friends who "swears by them" write the article...Pr
m03m on April 29th, 2010 08:22 am (UTC)
This. Publicity is a Good Thing, but it would have been even better if it wasn't written by someone who has never even bothered to try.
Taffyprincesstaffy on April 29th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
Yeah I found her portrayal of cloth pads to be biased and quite derogatory.
"Now, many women in developing countries probably don't have modern luxuries, and probably just have to resort to a cloth that is rewashed. Even if we say that only 15% of the world is "highly developed" and have the luxury of sanitary options..."
If modern luxuries and "sanitary options" were all that great, there wouldn't be so many of us with irritated vaginas and landfills full of crap.
For someone who supposedly cares so much about the environment, the option she pushes the most are organic disposables, which are still disposable and still end up in landfills even if they biodegrade faster.
Add to that the fact she only mentions one brand of cup, a controversial one at that, and it ends up being a pretty bad piece of journalism.
Blogging Sarabloggingsara on April 29th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
i'm often frustrated with women's health articles; rarely are women's health issues done justice in the media.

i agree with your comments btw. :-)
Jenatarisemochick on April 30th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
BOO on her for BURNING her tampons in the backcountry! You should NEVER burn tampons or pads in a campfire, BIG no no!