Friday, August 8, 2008

Just A Drop: Now We Cannot Even Use The Bathroom In Peace

Can any function that womens bodies perform possibly go without being policed? Every single living creature defecates...but women must concern themselves with the offending odour...image There is no need to fear ladies, Just A Drop has come to the rescue with a solution.

Did you ever think the day would come when you couldn't even take a shit in peace? The rules involved with being a woman are beyond ridiculous..Don't fart, don't belch, cross your legs when you sit, shave your legs, arm pits and twat, smother your face with makeup to keep revlon and max factor in business, don't masturbate, yada, wonder parents have to start from birth programming us in the ways of performing femininity.

image MMM eucalyptus in the bathroom because women don't do something as human as that is far to dirty and manly for us to ever admit to. You know, this kinda conflicts with all the toilet paper ads that are aimed at us now doesn't it?  I guess the tissue is just for decoration if we slip up and are one of those unfortunate people whose bodies actually function the way that they were biologically intended to. Now we can hide our disgrace.  Shame, shame on me for being totally human.

Don't women have more important things to worry about than making sure that the bathroom smells like eucalyptus, what with the 70 cents on the dollar, no daycare provisions, domestic violence, rape etc?  Here I am dedicating this little tirade to Just A Drop.... I will admit that the aforementioned are far more serious issues, however  this rant really isn't about bathroom "politics" shit no, it is about the way in which companies create a fear in women, that cause us to spend our few disposable dollars purchasing things we do not need, to correct constructed faults. Note, your vagina does not stink, so don 't buy deodorizer, but your shit does, and you know what it's supposed do your business, move on and don't be tricked into buying yet another piece of crap that you don't need. Stop making others rich because of your ridiculous insecurities.


Jen said...

My immediate thought was "Holy shit!" which is sort of appropriate.

I HATE this sort of stuff. I recently stopped buying the only decent brand of sanitary towels because they brought out a scented version and implied that people could smell when you were having a period.

K. Fields said...

Good post! I am stumbling it! :)

Renee said...

Thanks K Fields I appreciate that!

The cup is half full of something I don't like said...

I apologize for my post bothering you. Many of my repeat readers are women and I questioned doing this post. It was meant as more of a mock against McCain than "pimping out women's bodies." Again, my intent was not to offend and I apologize. If you read some of my posts about my daughters, I think you'll see I'm not about sexism.

Sebastyne said...

Umm.. .what is new about leaving the bathroom odour free? In our house the men as well as women light a match after their smelly business, this is really not about being an odourless woman, but I admit, the advert could have used a bloke having a good laugh about his smelly shits and how ladies don't like it... All in all, who does like the smell of shit? Is it really about programming our children or being brainwashed, or is it a natural reaction to something potentially disease spreading substance that is healthy to keep out of the home/nest. Even my dog hates the smell of people farting, so why shouldn't we?

Maybe I just missed the joke in the post...

Incredible Edbeale said...

I just want to say this:

I'm a woman. I shit. It stinks. Don't care. That's life.

Thank you.

Excellent post, btw. I'm really sad that people feel the need to make this kind of crap. Yeesh.

The Furies said...

Even my dog hates the smell of people farting, so why shouldn't we?

Dude. Farts don't spread disease. Shit does. And shit is just as diseased when it comes out of men, but if you have some scientific evidence of women's shit being more disease-ridden than men's, thus justifying this product and its marketing, please let us all know.

Cooper said...

I am no more offended by this than I am at the fact that most household cleaning product ads are still directed at women.

I don't see it as saying women's shit stinks more than men's, what's offensive and annoying is they still assume it's the women's job to cover-up the smell of everyone's shit.

Shit does stink, but I suggest real Eucalyptus and a match.

Robin said...

Thank you! I am constantly offended not by shit smells coming out of the bathroom, but the fact that the men in my life get high fracking fives for stinking up the bathroom, and the women who leave the a bathroom that doesn't smell of roses, (because you know women's shit roses and butterflies) get put down for doing a very human act.

On a similar rant, I saw an ad for Secret deodorant whose tagline was, and I shit you not(pun intended), flawless armpits! Yes, that is right, as if we as women don't have to worry about shaved legs, shaved genital areas, shaved facial hair, taking a pill during our cycle to control our moods and not to prevent pregnancies, now, we have to worry about our armpits being flawless! Thanks Secret! I never thought about my armpits as being less than perfect.

This whole idea of this unattainable beauty standard never stops does it?

daomadan said...

This reminds me of when I was buying tampons a few days ago and I still don't understand the point of scented tampons! SCENTED tampons!

Okay, mini-rant over. As on post.