Feminists are outraged after Proctor & Gamble removed feminine symbols from packages and pad wrappers of Always menstruation products.
Procter & Gamble, makers of Always, announced the change on Monday after transgender activists demanded the removal of the female Venus symbol from all menstruation products.
The company took action after a few female-to-male (FTM) transgenders complained about the Venus symbols on the pads.
"To ensure that anyone who needs to use a period product feels comfortable in doing so with Always, we updated our pad wrapper design," P&G said in a statement.
The company will remove the signs from all packages and pad wrappers as soon as December 2019 in the United Kingdom, with plans for the new package design to be distributed worldwide beginning next year.
Angry feminists called for all women and girls to boycott the company in response to what they say is a concerted effort by corporations to erase women.
P&G was unbothered by the calls for a boycott.
"For over 35 years, Always has championed girls and women, and we will continue to do so,” a Procter & Gamble official said in response to the public backlash.
"We're also committed to diversity and inclusion, and after hearing from many people across genders and age groups, we realized that not everyone who has a period and needs to use a pad identifies as female.
Why would a trans woman need a pad? Why are they not marketing to the people who use them? It's confusing to me. Ok always, let's put men too in the marketing
— Lyanna Mormont's mother (@keishelle12) October 22, 2019