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Badass Badass 03/24/2012

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Badass Badass
That buying and spending oodles of money each month profits man owned companies?
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Taylor , poetprincess , corsetsaurus rex , sweetiejo , darthkitt3n , DeliciousSurprise , ksparkles16 , Incendiaire , Stinkytofu10 , Positwist , Airen Wolf , Kitka , hjtee , voenne , wildorchid , Tangles , joja , bayosgirl , Missmarc , ghalik , Bethy Cassatt , hall5885 , neil i. , Supervixen , Trysexual , Forever Hers! , subwayrailings , Lioncub , Zandrock
29  (25%)
underHim , Silverdrop , madpupalex0 , coconut1 , Sinfully , Hekate101 , Various , Cat E. , Xarien , Hubby80
10  (9%)
jmex83 , Alyxx , Rin (aka Nire) , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Rossie , calliope , GONE! , tiggle biddies , DiamondKoala , Secret Pleasure , Jon S , Falsepast , Kithara , hatman , Ghost , Entropy , unfulfilled , sktb0007 , mpfm , MissCandyland , ViVix , Sohotdinosaur , megan1987 , Luv Tabone , slynch , mistressg , ECU Pirate , Mew , BiJess , SJ88 , ellejay , dhig , MamaDivine , Zombirella , prettynpink , Adriana Ravenlust , vanilla&chocolate , cottonxcandy , dv8 , Woman China , Do emu , DustBunny , Llahsram , Peaches2000 , LoveBug721 , Raigne , Lady Bear , potstickers , Terri69 , natashaanime , Allstars316 , tortilla , TheirPet , heather-mooney , SaraW0512 , Geogeo , PropertyOfPotter , Freyja9 , puglove , AliMc , Rod Ronald , The Mother of a SiNner , MidnightStorm , Andrey2052 , thegogofiasco , Aftertherain13 , padmeamidala , Lavendar , LavenderSkies , Feisty , skeeterlynn , kkizzee05 , mmmmm , Bignuf , sugar&spikes , JennSenn , Wonderstruck
77  (66%)
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jmex83 jmex83
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
That buying and spending oodles of money each month profits man owned companies?
my wife is going to laugh when she hears this one!lol
03/24/2012
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
That buying and spending oodles of money each month profits man owned companies?
I find it strange
03/24/2012
Badass Badass
Quote:
Originally posted by poetprincess
I find it strange
My point exactly!
03/24/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
It's hard to feel those companies have womens' best interests at heart, even after profit, regardless of who is in charge, and they certainly don't care a flip for the environment. I choose not to support them where it is at all possible.
03/24/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
It's a wierd situation though. I know they are man lead companies but so what, theymake a good product, and if the product was bad whether it be male or femaler I wouldn't buy it. It shouldn't matter if it is a male in a femal area or vice versa so long as the product is good.
03/24/2012
calliope calliope
surprisingly this doesn't bother me so much...
03/24/2012
GONE! GONE!
Quote:
Originally posted by calliope
surprisingly this doesn't bother me so much...
Same here. Even if the company was owned by a woman, that doesn't mean they would do a good job of making a good tampon. I mean, what if the owner used pads? XD As long as they get people who actually use tampons to help come up with how to make the best product and listen to the consumer's needs, they should be fine.
03/25/2012
jc123 jc123
It isn't like men invented periods as a way to make money for themselves...
03/25/2012
underHim underHim
Quote:
Originally posted by jc123
It isn't like men invented periods as a way to make money for themselves...
I agree. I think things would be pretty much the same if a woman ran the companies, just the commercials might be a bit better.
03/25/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
It is ironic but I love my tampons they work for me. Like a previous person mentioned, it's not like men invented periods for profit. It's not like tampons suck they are made really well and are very comfortable
03/25/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
It doesn't really bother me who runs the companies.
03/25/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
Are you saying every tampon company is owned by a man? Aren't most of them corporations who are owned by shareholders?

To me, if the tampon works, it works. Once I find a brand that works for me, I only buy that brand until it becomes unavailable or stops working for me. I'm not going to be all sexist about my buying choices.
03/25/2012
Roz W Roz W
Yeah, I don't think "man owned" is a good reason to say "these companies might not have your best interests at heart."

There are plenty of reasons to think a company might not have your best interests at heart, though. If we're going to generalize, I'm going to say the bigger a company, the more concerned they are with profit margins than with product quality.

I haven't heard anything conclusive about health risks, but for example, most tampons are bleached white. This is for marketing, not because that's a great thing to be putting in your body.

I saved a ton (both in money, waste, and not having to put smelly things in the garbage) by switching to menstrual cups, but I don't think cups will have the kind of marketing power that tampon companies will.
03/25/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I'm apathetic
03/25/2012
Ansley Ansley
That's kind of like saying that Playboy shouldn't be run by women. I have no issues with men owning feminine product companies.
03/25/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
That buying and spending oodles of money each month profits man owned companies?
The next time I hear a man complaining about buying tampons at the store, I'm going to bring this up.
03/25/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't have anything against men. Some of my best friends are men. I like to fuck one particular man at least once a day, and have for years and years. I LIKE men.

No, it doesn't bother me that some tampon companies are "man owned." The products do what they are supposed to do, and I have to say that we have it better than when women used rags or those huge "Brick" pads with "Sanitary Belts" (I was just young enough to MISS having to do all that.) Most of the big companies are run by boards anyway, and I doubt they are ALL men sitting around trying to think of ways to hurt women. Most are offshoots of personal care product companies, many of which were founded in the 19th century.

Do you have an example of one that is 100% "man owned?" Would a "woman owned" condom company be necessarily bad?
03/25/2012
Illusional Illusional
I don't find it bad at all. I mean, if you're worried that they're after the money more than helping, a woman can be greedy just as a man can be.
03/25/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by jc123
It isn't like men invented periods as a way to make money for themselves...
Nope they just saw a need and filled the area (pun intended)! I can't wear tampons because my vagina is very short and they irritate me horribly. Cups fall out easily and also feel uincomfortable but pads work fine. Either way it's messy but for sheer comfort I go with pads. I don't mind using environmentally friendly pads...I wish more stores carried them.
03/25/2012
Kitka Kitka
It's no surprise to me.
03/25/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I don't have anything against men. Some of my best friends are men. I like to fuck one particular man at least once a day, and have for years and years. I LIKE men.

No, it doesn't bother me that some tampon companies are "man ...
Heh Sigel says knowing that a woman owned a condom company might make him want to use them more often....Arch just nodded.
03/25/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Heh Sigel says knowing that a woman owned a condom company might make him want to use them more often....Arch just nodded.
Tell them both I said
03/25/2012
ECU Pirate ECU Pirate
not sure
03/25/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
Not sure I agree with the term "man owned". Generally, the owner of the company does not actually have much to do with decision making, that is usually determined by shareholders and the market and the CEO (which is not always the owner). I don't really see this as a bad thing so long as they're a socially responsible company that makes a product I don't mind using. It's not their fault they saw an opportunity and took it.
03/25/2012
dhig dhig
i had no idea!
03/25/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
That buying and spending oodles of money each month profits man owned companies?
Did not know this! lol.
03/25/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
That buying and spending oodles of money each month profits man owned companies?
Well I don't care either way, I like to use them during the summer, when I have class or work or am going to be out and about and don't want to feel like I'm wearing a diaper or having to adjust myself.
03/26/2012
Badass Badass
Quote:
Originally posted by jc123
It isn't like men invented periods as a way to make money for themselves...
true story. but don't you think since only women bleed and use tampons, tampons should be sold by female companies and therefore help a female prosper, rather than a male prospering off of the saddest week of our month?
03/29/2012
Badass Badass
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Originally posted by Zombirella
Well I don't care either way, I like to use them during the summer, when I have class or work or am going to be out and about and don't want to feel like I'm wearing a diaper or having to adjust myself.
Sea sponges are a cheaper alternative to tampons and are insertable. Which means no diaper feeling.
03/29/2012
Do emu Do emu
I'm really not surprised.
04/21/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
Sea sponges are a cheaper alternative to tampons and are insertable. Which means no diaper feeling.
Ooh I didn't know about that. I use a diva cup.
04/21/2012
Woman China Woman China
Guess what!!! America is run by a man!!!!

I kind of think in this day and age where women shout for equality that when a man (or men?) run a company that actually helps women out... women think it is not gender fair.

Thanks to whoever invented tampons man or woman!!! And thanks to whoever owns OB!!! You have my deepest thanks! Now. Can I get 50% of tampons for the rest of my life???

Although, I think Bballard said it best... next time I ask a man to buy my tampons, I am going to bring this up!
04/21/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
I wasnt aware I dont see why it matters though
04/21/2012
LoveBug721 LoveBug721
wasn't aware
04/22/2012
spiceboy spiceboy
I don't support tampons in general, those companies usually don't have health or sustainability issues in mind. You'll notice companies that manufacture reusable menstrual cups are run by women...
04/22/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I do now
10/06/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
It doesn't bother me.
10/17/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by Kitka
It's no surprise to me.
Agree...who cares anyway.
10/17/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
That's kind of disconcerting but I use a Diva Cup so I don't have to worry too much.
10/17/2012
heather-mooney heather-mooney
It does bother me!
10/17/2012
Forever Hers! Forever Hers!
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Originally posted by jmex83
my wife is going to laugh when she hears this one!lol
lol so is mine!
10/17/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
That buying and spending oodles of money each month profits man owned companies?
news to me
10/19/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I agree, this is a bit of a crock of shit!
10/28/2012
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
That buying and spending oodles of money each month profits man owned companies?
wasnt anything that ineeded to really know
10/28/2012
subwayrailings subwayrailings
i never pay for tampons
10/28/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
Yes
10/29/2012
Andrey2052 Andrey2052
I do now
10/29/2012
libra777 libra777
I don't really think about who owns the tampon company as long as they work how i need them to. How many men own dildo and vibrator companies?
10/29/2012
Aftertherain13 Aftertherain13
It's cool with me, either way.
10/29/2012
Lavendar Lavendar
I have no issue with men running it
10/29/2012
llellsee llellsee
I use a menstrual cup so that I'm not handing out money every month, far less waste too
10/29/2012
Feisty Feisty
Interesting.
10/29/2012
kkizzee05 kkizzee05
I don't care as long as the tampon does its job right
10/29/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Badass
That buying and spending oodles of money each month profits man owned companies?
Um....would I rather be buying my Tampons from a company that is canine owned, or maybe equine owned? Or...is something more sinister going on here? Are some companies.....ALIEN owned? (some of those little buggers do look like alien spaceships, now that you mention it.

Wow...a lot to think about.

For now, however, I will stick to dealing with "man owned" companies, since, of course, "One Small Step For Man" has nothing to do with being male or female. We are all MAN...as in MANKIND.

Parcing words to be P.C. is just silly. Oh, and as to who owns a company...I am not going to be sexist, racist or otherwise close minded. If it is a good product they are producing, why would or should I care who owns it, really?
10/30/2012
Wonderstruck Wonderstruck
That's interesting.
10/30/2012
Andrew1992 Andrew1992
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
That buying and spending oodles of money each month profits man owned companies?
I don't see how it matters really.
10/30/2012
Hers&mine Hers&mine
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
Same here. Even if the company was owned by a woman, that doesn't mean they would do a good job of making a good tampon. I mean, what if the owner used pads? XD As long as they get people who actually use tampons to help come up with how to make ...
lol I agree. I bet who ever the men are that own these companies did if for their wife.lol I used to know two completely straight older men that owned a purse business and sold to casinos. The younger women were always throwing themselves at them for purses.lol (off subject a bit.sorry.) lol
10/30/2012
Total posts: 58
Unique posters: 52
Badass Badass
Of wearing tampons I mean
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
corsetsaurus rex , Tangles , hall5885
3  (5%)
Taylor , Alyxx , Rin (aka Nire) , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , sweetiejo , Rossie , tiggle biddies , Secret Pleasure , Jon S , Falsepast , darthkitt3n , Kithara , DeliciousSurprise , Ghost , ksparkles16 , Silverdrop , unfulfilled , sktb0007 , mpfm , MissCandyland , Incendiaire , SeductivelyCute , Sohotdinosaur , P'Gell , Luv Tabone , slynch , Stinkytofu10 , Airen Wolf , hjtee , voenne , wildorchid , Mew , BiJess , dhig , MamaDivine , bayosgirl , Adriana Ravenlust , Missmarc , cottonxcandy , dv8 , Woman China , DustBunny , ghalik , LoveBug721 , Ciao. , Bethy Cassatt , Hekate101 , Raigne , potstickers , neil i. , Supervixen , Freyja9 , puglove , AliMc , The Mother of a SiNner , Lioncub , MidnightStorm , thegogofiasco , Hubby80 , Aftertherain13 , Feisty , JennSenn
62  (95%)
Total votes: 65
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unfulfilled unfulfilled
I don't care if a man or woman runs/owns the company.
03/25/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I agree with unfulfilled.
03/25/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
As long as the company is socially responsible and makes a product that I don't mind using, nope.
03/25/2012
dhig dhig
nope, it's just a product
03/25/2012
Woman China Woman China
Should it?

I am not really understanding this whole poll.

Yup. I am point farming at the moment.
04/21/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
Oh, God, NO! Not men!

Who the hell cares?
10/06/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Eden carries tons of female toys, but is owned by a man. Is THAT a problem? Why would tampons be? As long as they know what they are doing and understand anatomy, I don't see the issue.
10/17/2012
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
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Of wearing tampons I mean
not at all
10/28/2012
Aftertherain13 Aftertherain13
I don't really care. Tampons are great
10/29/2012
Feisty Feisty
I don't care.
10/29/2012
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Unique posters: 11
Badass Badass
Against tampons and pads?
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corsetsaurus rex , Tangles , joja , ghalik , hall5885
5  (8%)
Taylor , Alyxx , Rin (aka Nire) , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , sweetiejo , Rossie , Secret Pleasure , Jon S , Falsepast , darthkitt3n , Kithara , DeliciousSurprise , Ghost , ksparkles16 , Silverdrop , unfulfilled , sktb0007 , mpfm , MissCandyland , Incendiaire , SeductivelyCute , Sohotdinosaur , P'Gell , Luv Tabone , slynch , Airen Wolf , hjtee , voenne , wildorchid , Mew , BiJess , MamaDivine , bayosgirl , Adriana Ravenlust , Stinkytofu10 , Missmarc , Woman China , DustBunny , Sinfully , dv8 , LoveBug721 , Bethy Cassatt , Raigne , potstickers , neil i. , Supervixen , Freyja9 , puglove , AliMc , The Mother of a SiNner , Lioncub , MidnightStorm , thegogofiasco , Aftertherain13 , LavenderSkies , Feisty , JennSenn
57  (86%)
calliope , tiggle biddies , ViVix , cottonxcandy
4  (6%)
Total votes: 66
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calliope calliope
Well I only plan to swich because the cup intrests me. If only I could find where to buy them.
03/25/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
Doesn't really matter to me.
03/25/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
Are you saying every tampon company is owned by a man? Aren't most of them corporations who are owned by shareholders?

To me, if the tampon works, it works. Once I find a brand that works for me, I only buy that brand until it becomes unavailable or stops working for me. I'm not going to be all sexist about my buying choices.
03/25/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'm with silverdrop. I'm not sexist in my feminine choices. I get whatever works for me and that's that.
03/25/2012
Taylor Taylor
If I avoided buying things for myself (a woman) from every company that was run by a man, I would be severely limited in what I would be able to get for myself. Just because a man runs it doesn't mean that there are women giving imput into their products. I'm positive they do plenty of market research to determine what women's needs are when making their products. Also the CEO of the company doesn't do everything involved with the creation of the product, there's probably plenty of women working there.

Just because a man runs the company doesn't mean he's a sexist man with no interest in making the best possible product for women.
03/25/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
Against tampons and pads?
I don't really know that there is an all-female-made alternative.
03/25/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Taylor
If I avoided buying things for myself (a woman) from every company that was run by a man, I would be severely limited in what I would be able to get for myself. Just because a man runs it doesn't mean that there are women giving imput into their ...
I was just going to say almost the same thing, Taylor.

No one is stopping a "woman" from starting a feminine hygiene company. These companies are run by boards and share holders, not just like, Don Draper or Roger sitting in an office getting blow jobs and getting drunk.

It doesn't bother me at all.
03/25/2012
voenne voenne
No. It's inevitable. If the product works, then it works, and I'll buy it.
03/25/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
I have much better things to do with my time than try to figure out if everything I bought was from a company owned by a woman; including feminine hygiene products. I understand if that matters to someone, it's just not my thing. Give me something that works, that is affordable and if possible as environmentally friendly as possible and I'll be there.
03/25/2012
Tangles Tangles
Because of the issues you listed and the awful chemicals in pads and tampons I bought a Diva cup and I also plan on switching to reusable fabric pads.
03/25/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
Against tampons and pads?
Nah, Im stickin with the tampons. besides, I don't care WHO makes/owns them really. long as they work lol
03/25/2012
Woman China Woman China
EF is owned by a man. Are not many sex toy companies owned/run by men too?

My bottom line when it comes to buying things is quite simple.

1) Does it do the job I will be wanting it to do? If my answer is no, then I look for something else. If the answer is yes, I buy it.

I still don't really get the whole purpose of this poll. Are there really people out there who wouldn't buy tampons or stockings or corsets or something made with women in mind just because a man owns the company? Or all the shareholders are men? Wouldn't this be a little similar to me saying... "sorry America!!! I shan't visit you ever again because you are run by a bunch of men"?
04/21/2012
DustBunny DustBunny
Did you know Avon, a company that claims it's for women, was founded by a man? Who cares if it's something you like and find effective? Even if the owner has not need for the product, if it's well made and suits the needs that it was designed off, what does it matter?
04/21/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
I didn't know but it doesn't bother me.
04/21/2012
Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
Most makeup, perfume and female unmentionables were designed, marketed and even shelved by men. Does that matter at all? The only part that I care about is that somewhere, the designer consulted women, women's charts and vaginas for what was best for them as well, and not what they thought worked without research. I'm okay with it being owned by men-- most things are, just as long as they give two craps long enough to think of comfort, workability and a women's desire to have a good life.
04/22/2012
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
Against tampons and pads?
not at all
10/28/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
I'm definitely not against Tampons and pads... I mean, what else are you supposed to use? Granted, the diva cup is available and there are some non-disposable pads, but I feel like it's kind of hard to be "against" tampons and pads, but maybe that's just me. I can't exactly sit in a tent for 6 days while I bleed...

I don't really care that they're owned by men, but I wish they were cheaper and less tackily decorated.
10/29/2012
Feisty Feisty
Not at all.
10/29/2012
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