Mic.com: Roughly half of the human population menstruates at some point in their lives. Women know this. Men know this. And yet, few talk about it openly. From an early age, we’re taught that periods are disgraceful and dirty, leaving women feeling embarrassed and alone. That’s one reason why Thinx, a menstrual underwear company “committed to breaking the taboo around menstruation,” decided to propose a provocative new advertising campaign for the New York City subway, which acknowledges upfront how frequently periods are shrouded in silence and shame. According to Thinx co-founder and CEO Miki Agrawal, the campaign pushes the envelope with purpose, relying on suggestive imagery as a way to start a conversation about menstruation stigma. One of the ads shows a photo of a cracked egg, an allusion to the unfertilized eggs expelled during menstruation. Another features a woman in a tank top and underwear, next to a picture of a grapefruit.
“If you look, it could potentially be a vagina, but it’s clearly a grapefruit,” Agrawal told Mic.
That apparently didn’t matter, however, to the gatekeepers who reportedly objected to Thinx’s proposal — not only because of the innuendo in the ads, but allegedly because they also contained the word “period.”
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It’s gonna be LOOOUUUDDDD!
Let’s be honest, the chances of this being pizza rat are slim to none but we’re New Yorkers so of course it’s the same goddamn rat. Here’s the full story below from NYMag.com.
NYMag: New York got its first subway-rat video of the new year Saturday night when YouTube user JB José captured footage of a rat dragging another, clearly dead rat down the stairs at Jay Street–Metrotech in Brooklyn, eventually hauling the stiff carcass down the platform and off into the subway-tunnel darkness. Since the anthropomorphization of subway vermin is now a thing, JB imagined some possible explanations in his caption for the video:
A little before midnight on Jan 2, 2016 at Jay St-Metrotech, Pizza Rat emerges from the darkness to retrieve his fallen comrade. Was it trying to the “wake up” the other? Was it taking it away to eat? Will we ever know?
Reached for clarification by Gothamist, JB emphasized that the rat really had just appeared and then specifically sought out the body, much to the delight and disgust of onlookers. Rat Law & Order fan-fiction is now sure to follow, but considering the fact that the two closest pizza places to Jay Street–Metrotech are a 99¢ joint and a Papa John’s, cannibalism seems more than likely in this case.
Happy Hump Day!