Period ads are some of the most ridiculous things ever. You know the kind: school girls dancing, women laughing for no reason, or something so over the top you just know that ad was conceptualised by a man.
And while not all period ads are terrible (the Always #LikeAGirl campaign is pretty cool), I know there are times when I wish they were more realistic. And it turns out that I’m not the only one.
Twitter user @Phroetiq tweeted this thread recently, highlighting the need for a little more reality in the world of female advertising.
I want one where the person sneezes while on their period. And then cries and/or screams because you know what just happened.— Loved (@Phroetiq) October 20, 2016
Or someone lying in the fetal position wrapped around a hot water bottle, rocking back and forth wondering if death is near.— Loved (@Phroetiq) October 20, 2016
Show me someone crying for no reason. Crying for all the lost children of Africa. With sore boobs for that matter.— Loved (@Phroetiq) October 20, 2016
And the response has been awesome.
Some of them made us laugh out loud, while others highlighted the important truths about our menses and how different they are for each woman.
Do you want to see more realistic ads on TV? Then follow the thread here, or tweet or email W24 and tell us your thoughts.