Did you notice an influx of images with an equal sign and a stream of red popping up on your favorite social network not too long ago, around March? No, it wasn’t Facebook’s time of the month. It was the Human Rights Campaign’s expression and support of marriage equality.
Well, get ready for another visit from Aunt Flo because in the coming weeks and possibly as soon as this Monday, the Supreme Court is getting ready to issue its rulings on this year’s cases having to do with the heavily debated topic.
We were so inspired that we decided to create our own and just like everything else our menstruating maniac minds found a connection to your favorite monthly products.
A recent poll by the New York Times and CBS reported that most Americans feel that the power to legalize gay marriage should rest with states.
In the past few months, an increasing number of states (Minnesota, Rhode Island, & Delaware) and countries (Brazil, France, & New Zealand) have legalized gay marriage. Some people are celebrating, running off to courts to finally bind themselves to the loves-of-their-lives; some people are speaking out in favor of friends and family that are homosexual, encouraging the courts to take steps away from the conservative rhetoric that has ruled till now; and some people are arguing that the courts shouldn’t allow “marriages” between two people of the same sex.
The beauty of this great country is that we can research, choose and then voice our opinion on any topic with freedom of speech. Without delving further into the debate on gay marriage and the issues of human rights and equality that are embedded within it, we at Maxim Hygiene have found our own unique perspective on this hot topic and we encourage you to do the same by checking out this new tool and campaign by the Human Rights Campaign.
We couldn’t help but correlate marriage equality with tampon absorbency equality. Tampons are considered medical devices and are thus regulated by the FDA. The regulations are comprised of many standards, but the one of most significance for this post is – tampon absorbency equality! No tampon can be sold in the U.S. without having been tested for absorbency. All tampons whether they are organic or not must absorb the same amount of liquid as outlined in the following chart taken right off of a Maxim organic tampons pack:
So, for example, both a conventional Tampax Regular absorbency tampon and an organic Maxim Hygiene Regular absorbency tampon must absorb between 6-9 grams of liquid for women during a moderate flow. You can read more about regulations and the Syngina Test (yes, it sounds like vagina for a reason) on our website.
If the federal government is so strict about tampon absorbency equality, wouldn’t you think they would want the same when it comes to marriage equality?!
We applaud the federal government for watching over our best interests by making sure that all tampon absorbency is equal. We await their decision on whether “all men are created equal” when it comes to marriage.
However the Supreme Court case may be resolved, we are celebrating tampon absorbency equality and the first day of Summer (today) with 25% Off all Maxim Hygiene tampons now through 6:00pm EST on 6/28/13 exclusively at our Online Store.
Although there may be equality when it comes to tampon absorbency, all tampons are not created equal when it comes to ingredients. That’s why we’re supporting our friends at Naturally Savvy and their petition for lead manufacturers to disclose their products’ ingredients.
No need to worry when it comes to Maxim Tampons because as Naturally Savvy describes “Disclosure of their ingredients means Maxim is helping women become more informed and more empowered when choosing the items that go in and on their bodies.” So you don’t have to let getting your period stop you from diving in on all the Summer sun and fun! Stock up and swim safer this Summer with Maxim’s EXCLUSIVE SALE on Organic Chlorine Free Cotton Tampons!