A Woman Is Posting Period Pads With Feminist Messages On Them In Public

Generally, spotting a sanitary pad anywhere in public is a day-ruiner — so, so gross.

But one woman in Germany is changing that by turning the feminine care products into feminist art.

Elone, from Karlsruhe, Germany, was originally inspired by a 2014 tweet from Twitter user @cutequeer96.

imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods — #StayStrongLeah (@cutequeer96) September 29, 2014

The tweet got Elone thinking about feminism and women's rights. So, using pads as her medium, she posted messages all over her home city that focus on women's rights issues.

On each pad is a piece of paper baring a feminist message, such as “rapists rape people, not outfits” and “imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods.”

Two days ago, Elone uploaded a photo of her project to Tumblr, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Apparently, women all over the world have contacted her, hoping to replicate her feminist project on their own home turf (which, of course, she supported).

But not everyone is a fan of the project: She's received a fair amount of criticism, mainly from people who felt “offended” by her work.

Potentially misguided aspects aside, her project is incredibly powerful and, in bringing awareness to feminist issues, important.

Check out some of her “tags” below, and follow her on Tumblr and Instagram for more.

This is Elone.

Elone shows off her work.

She focuses heavily on sexual assault.

Her project has received amazing feedback.

...and women throughout the world hope to recreate it.

She hopes to send the message that "feminism means equality."


Translation: My name is not "Baby.

Citations: A Woman Is Writing Feminist Messages on Period Pads And Posting Them Around Her City (Buzzfeed)