For a guy who claims that he avoids talking about tampons, something he admittedly doesn’t need, he sure talks about them a lot.
The feminine hygiene company Tampax is being defended by transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, who claims that the business shouldn’t be singled out for criticism simply because of its alleged affiliation with the social media celebrity.
The activist claims in a TikTok video titled “the great tampon crisis of 2022” that the brand is not deserving of boycotts. After a viral video where the influencer claimed to be a spokesperson for Tampax. Mulvaney remarked at the time, “When Tampax tries to sponsor you but you don’t have a [cat emoji].”
Now he’s outraged that people have accused him of being a ‘spokesperson’ for Tampax—When he is literally the one who started that rumor.
“I haven’t talked about tampons on here lately because I don’t use them,” Mulvaney begins. “I’m a woman who doesn’t have a uterus. I know this, and science was my strongest subject in high school.”
Mulvaney, a male, also explained their “pure-intentioned” act of sometimes carrying tampons anyway and says anyone who takes issue with the brand because of it is “transphobic.”
“I just sometimes carry one in case anyone needs it,” said Mulvaney. “And that seems to have just set the world on fire in some pretty nasty ways.”
Next, Mulvaney shoots down rumors of being a Tampax spokesperson or being paid as a sponsor. The influencer discusses receiving a box of tampons from the company, and states that was the extent of the relationship.
“The bigger problem at hand is that you feel me carrying a tampon around is a threat to you and your womanhood,” Mulvaney continues. “How is someone doing something nice so repulsive to you?”
The TikTok star goes on to talk about how a girl whose boyfriend or husband did something similar would be celebrated. “It’s not because I’m misogynistic, it’s because you’re transphobic,” Mulvaney declares.
“PS, I am also very nervous for you, just because hopefully soon transphobia won’t be as tolerated online, but your tweets are forever, and I don’t want those to come back and haunt you.”
While Mulvaney claims that the Tampax controversy is concentrated on their association with transgender people, the company has faced criticism for a variety of other issues. After the Tampax official account posted a sexually explicit joke, for which it later apologized and deleted, Twitter users demanded a boycott.
“You’re in their DM’s. We’re in them. We are not the same,” the tweet read, seemingly referencing that tampons are inside women and are closer to those individuals than the men trying to hit on them.
“A women’s period products company is getting off on the idea of their products being inserted in girls and women – getting there first – while men are chatting them up hoping for sex. Overtones of rape, [pedophilia], misogyny – what a hat-trick,” one person replied.
Dylan has a message to the women of twitter about carrying tampons.
— Allison (@TheOGAllison) December 8, 2022
Tampax has supported left-wing gender ideology in other ways besides only sending Mulvaney tampons.
In September 2020, the business’s tweet that read: “Fact: Not all women get periods. Another truth: Men and women both experience periods. Let’s acknowledge the differences among all those who bleed! ”
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.