These days women’s bodies are a battlefield. From legislation about abortion to the threat of defunding Planned Parenthood it seems like women can’t catch a break. That’s where Bloody Marys come in. We’re not talking about the drink here either. The wonderful and enterprising company Cute Fruit has designed a series of period panties that feature what they call “Blood Dumpsters”. They even have a full definition for Blood Dumpster on their site:
“Blood Dumpster: A politician who has tried in the past or who is currently trying to pass legislation that hinders women’s reproductive rights, and in so doing has had their face wind up in the crotch of a pair of Bloody Marys Period Panties. Synonyms: *sshole, Douchebag, Terrible Person.”
The main site even goes into detail about the specific reasons for the politician earning the title of Blood Dumpster. For instance Donald Trump is a Blood Dumpster because he:
“Arbitrarily began a barrage of attacks through social media and in the news on Megyn Kelly in 2015, after she questioned him on his treatment of women at the first Republican primary debate in August 2015. He publicly stated that she had “blood coming out of her ‘wherever’ and has continued to criticize her professionalism and journalism skills with absolutely no grounds.”
And John Kasich is included because he:
“Supports national defunding of Planned Parenthood if elected president, currently working to defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio.”
The panties are currently available in Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Tom Emmer, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, and Rick Santorum. If your favorite Blood Dumpster isn’t available, fear not, as they are taking requests.
These panties have even proved so popular that their Etsy site now lists a 4 to 6 week wait for shipping. This is especially awesome considering that from each sale they will donate $3 to Planned Parenthood in the state of whichever politician you have decided to bleed on.
Now, for the uninitiated, the concept of period panties may seem kind of…well…gross, but they’re really not. They’re made up of multiple layers. The first layer is moisture wicking so you feel dry, the second is anti-bacterial, the third is the absorbent layer, and the final layer is leak resistant.
Period panties also have the added benefit of helping the environment. Women throw out a significant amount of waste each year due to using traditional pads and tampons. Using these panties, or a similar brand, will help alleviate some of that extra waste. Plus, you’re supporting Planned Parenthood.
These particular panties only come in one style: high waisted. They also come with reusable heat packs that come in a lovely array of colors, and you can even buy a matching crop top, to help you feel even more fabulous on your period.