Breaking News: Menstrual Myths Shattered by. . . a Guy named Richard?
So, a guy named Richard wrote the following on his Facebook page.
Hi , as a man I must ask why you have lied to us for all these years . As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month that the female gets to enjoy so many things ,I felt a little jealous. I mean bike riding , rollercoasters, dancing, parachuting, why couldn’t I get to enjoy this time of joy and ‘blue water’ and wings !! Dam my penis!! Then I got a girlfriend, was so happy and couldn’t wait for this joyous adventurous time of the month to happen …..you lied !! There was no joy , no extreme sports , no blue water spilling over wings and no rocking soundtrack oh no no no. Instead I had to fight against every male urge I had to resist screaming wooaaahhhhh bodddyyyyyyfooorrrmmm bodyformed for youuuuuuu as my lady changed from the loving , gentle, normal skin coloured lady to the little girl from the exorcist with added venom and extra 360 degree head spin. Thanks for setting me up for a fall bodyform , you crafty bugger
It went viral. Now Bodyform–which, for you non-Brits out there, makes sanitary napkins–have responded with a hilarious video, shaming Richard for his smart-ass faux cluelessness. The video they produced is very funny indeed. Some viewers, however, may not get the full point of the response: it is the television authorities, not the pad makers, who insist on the blue liquid and all the other vague euphemisms in commercials for pads and tampons. They are trying to protect the sensibilities of the guys–like Richard!–who might be too grossed out by the truth of women’s bodies.
Bodyform’s brilliant response puts the blame where it belongs–and Richard back in his place. Be sure and watch it below.