U.K. feminine products manufacturer, Bodyform, has won the internet awards for response of the year. Well, if such an award existed they WOULD win it. Bodyform, in response to a sarcastic and chauvinist post on their Facebook page decided to respond with a video letting the world actually know about the marketing of feminine products and the truth behind a woman's menstrual cycle. (VIDEO BELOW).
The man who wrote on Bodyform's public Facebook wall was named Richard Neil. His post read:
"Hi , as a man I must ask why you have lied to us for all these years . As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month that the female gets to enjoy so many things ,I felt a little jealous. I mean bike riding , rollercoasters, dancing, parachuting, why couldn't I get to enjoy this time of joy and 'blue water' and wings !! Dam my penis!! Then I got a girlfriend, was so happy and couldn't wait for this joyous adventurous time of the month to happen .....you lied !! There was no joy , no extreme sports , no blue water spilling over wings and no rocking soundtrack oh no no no. Instead I had to fight against every male urge I had to resist screaming wooaaahhhhh bodddyyyyyyfooorrrmmm bodyformed for youuuuuuu as my lady changed from the loving , gentle, normal skin coloured lady to the little girl from the exorcist with added venom and extra 360 degree head spin. Thanks for setting me up for a fall bodyform , you crafty bugger"
They posted on their own Facebook wall:
"We loved Richard's wicked sense of humor. We are always grateful for input from our users, but his comment was particularly poignant. If Facebook had a 'love' button, we'd have clicked it. But it doesn't. So we've made Richard a video instead."
"I hate to tell you this," says Williams, "but there's no such thing as a happy period. The reality is, some people simply can't handle the truth."