Transgender YouTuber argues that feminine hygiene products are too gendered

Jamie stopped having periods after starting testosterone but they resumed three years later when switching testosterone medication.
He spoke to PinkNews about how he deals with “the very unwelcome guest” as a transgender man.

Watch Jamie Raines’ interview here:




Periods aren’t only for women

Jamie shares his experiences with periods online, changing the misconception that periods are only experienced by women. 
Explaining that “trans men can have periods and so can non-binary people as well.”
I just remember, again, being stuck on the toilet crying just not knowing what to do… it just kind of shook me.
“It can be quite hard to navigate having periods as a guy when everything to do with periods is aimed very much towards women,” he said.
Explaining why buying sanitary products makes him uncomfortable he said: “The advertising and packaging are very female orientated”

Periods as a source of gender dysphoria

Recalling what it was like to start his period as a teen he said, “Whenever it happened I felt very down.”
For him, periods brought feelings of gender dysphoria something which made it hard to get out of bed.
When he started having periods again he said he was “brought straight back to that very dysphoric feeling that I had years ago.”
He added: “I just remember, again, being stuck on the toilet crying just not knowing what to do… it just kind of shook me.”

Surviving periods as a transgender man

“Being further along in my transition helped me to get over having periods,” he said.
He explained that being more comfortable in his own skin has helped him face those times of the month, but admitted that navigating sanitary towels with boxers can be quite challenging.

“It can be quite hard to navigate having periods as a guy when everything to do with periods is aimed very much towards women,” Raines said, adding that buying sanitary products makes him uncomfortable because “the advertising and packaging are very female orientated.”
Wonder why that is?
If you are having a period, you are not a man. But please keep telling me how you are the ones that get science.

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Can anybody explain to me how sanitary towel and tampon boxed are more effeminate than the packaging for tissues, fabric softener, or air freshener?

My air freshener can has a bright pink top and flowers on it. I can't say it occurred to me I looked girly buying it?

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Simple answer - no. Women don't care about the colour of the packaging, they care about the effectiveness of the product. A woman who identifies as a man would have the same priority I'd have thought, no?

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In a word no. I’ve bought them in the past for my wife, as a ‘man’ that never bothered me at the checkout - he needs to man up ๐Ÿ™„

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She may have a beard but if she's having periods, she's female. Her DNA will always be female. Jamie doesn't want to be female, yet still wants to dictate the direction of feminine products. Its time the tiny minority stopped dictating to the rest of us.

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I'm a trans woman I'm fully aware of what products apply to my physiological needs as I'm sure does anyone who identifies as a trans man or non binary person. This is nothing but lunatic fringe SJW nonsense.

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Wtf

This country has gone from braving the storms of the sea, claiming & shaping an entire nation, exploring the unknown, boldly going into battle to defend our rights, going to the moon, & becoming a world superpower. Reduced to asking if fem hygiene products are too feminine.

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