A Woman Is Writing Feminist Messages On Period Pads And Posting Them Around Her City

Elonë, a young woman from Karlsruhe, Germany, is writing feminist messages on period pads and posting them up in public places around her city.

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She first shared her project idea on Tumblr two days ago. Since then, her photo has been shared over 100,000 times.

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The messages she’s writing on the pads focus on women’s rights issues, such as tackling street harassment and taking a stand against victim blaming.

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The message Elonë shared in the original viral photo was inspired by Twitter user @cutequeer96, who made the comment last September.

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Her project has now proved so popular that she is getting messages from people in Brazil, Sweden, and students in US colleges who want to start their own versions.

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Elonë’s is asking those who want to replicate the project in their cities to tag their photos and to spread the message that “feminism means equality, not men hate.”

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Despite her project’s popularity, Elonë has received abusive messages on her Tumblr page.

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But that hasn’t deterred Elonë. In response to one critic, she said: “Why the fuck did you just get offended? Because of period pads?”

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She told another critic that she regularly donates pads to homeless women in her local area.

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BuzzFeed News has contacted Elonë for an interview. In the meantime, you can follow the project on her Tumblr and Instagram.

via A Woman Is Writing Feminist Messages On Period Pads And Posting Them Around Her City.

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