Today, while innocently browsing the Internet, I came across this American Apparel Period Power Washed Tee. The shirt is a depiction of a finger touching a vagina that is bleeding because whoever it belongs to has their period. It includes pubic hair and red blood and nail polish and yes, it is that detailed.
While I have absolutely no shame in menstruation or periods, I do think this shirt is a little bit unnecessary. I get it – it’s supposed to be a message of female empowerment. And of course I want young girls to feel empowered and not embarrassed by their periods, but still – does it need to be spelled out this way on a t-shirt? Think about it this way: if a dude wore a shirt with a penis doing, uh, stuff on it, would that be a message of male empowerment or would it be creepy, gross and perverted?
I would never wear this, but if you would, well… more power to ya, I guess. This shirt reminded me that, if you look hard enough, you can find other things on the Internet that are decorated with menstruation things and vaginas. Graphic things. Things that you wouldn’t wear around your grandma. Here are 10 weird and random vagina and period products out there.
Which one of these products did you think was the weirdest? Would you buy any of these? Which was your favorite? Tell me in the comments.