Biology Deniers Force Procter & Gamble To Remove Venus Symbol From Sanitary Pads Packaging

National Period Day wasn’t just a day for Democrat politicians to pander

, but it was also a day for large corporations to cave to pressure from the transgender lobby. On Saturday, transgender activists succeeded in forcing Procter & Gamble, the makers of Always sanitary pads, to remove the “Venus” female symbol (♀) from the wrapping of its products.


The company caved due to accusations of “transphobia.”

The cave-in by P&G comes after Flora margarine stopped advertising on Mumsnet following accusations that the parenting website is transphobic, which also sparked a boycott as reported by The Mail on Sunday last week.

A trans activist using the pseudonym ‘Melly Boom’ had tweeted in July asking Always why it was ‘imperative’ to have the sign on their sanitary products.

The tweet said: ‘There are non-binary and trans folks who still need to use your products too you know!’

Another activist, Ben Saunders – named young campaigner of the year by LGBT charity Stonewall in May after making a documentary about being transgender – contacted the sanitary pad makers in June with a similar complaint.

The Always marketing team replied with a comment that Saunders, 18, posted on Twitter, reading: ‘We are glad to inform you that as of December we will use a wrapper design without the feminine symbol.’

Sanitary pads without the feminine symbol on the wrapping are now expected to hit stores in January 2020. Procter & Gamble’s decision to kowtow to a tiny, tiny fraction of population, however, has outraged women, who are now boycotting the brand.

Leading feminist campaigner Julie Bindel told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Removing the female symbol from sanitary towel packaging is basically denying the existence of women.

‘We’re now moving towards the total elimination of women’s biology. The women’s symbol has been used by feminists for decades. This is pure cowardice and virtue signalling from these big corporate brands who are capitulating to the trans agenda.’

Women on social media sites also aired their fury at the decision by P&G.

Maya Forstater, a women’s rights advocate who lost her job as a think tank tax expert for saying transgender women are not women, tweeted: ‘The venus sign in biology is used to represent the female sex (you know, the ONLY people who will ever need these products). It does not represent gender identity.’

A glance at the Always brand’s Twitter page shows the extents they will go to be “woke.” Most of their tweets during the month of October have mentioned National Period Day, Menstrual Equity, and/or the cause #EndPeriodPoverty. Curiously, they also promote hashtags #LikeAGirl and #DayoftheGirl—while at the same they cave to trans activists who want to force the masses to believe that women aren’t the only ones who menstruate.

It’s time we talk about the link between crime and alcohol

Going one step further, the Western Cape Injury Mortality Survey (2006 to 2016) highlighted that there is a relationship between alcohol and homicides.

The report highlighted that alcohol results were available for 80% of homicide deaths and that of those, 50% of homicide deaths tested positive for alcohol. That means that alcohol plays significant role in the number of homicides in the province.

What’s more, over two-thirds of homicides occurred between 5pm on a Friday evening and 4am on a Monday morning, hours when individuals are most likely to be consuming alcohol.

Over 70% of homicide cases that occurred over weekends tested positive for alcohol.  The report concluded that violence and alcohol abuse, particularly among young men, are the biggest contributors to the province’s high injury mortality burden.

Similarly, the WHO’s report, titled “Preventing violence by reducing the availability and harmful use of alcohol”, found that in Diadema, Brazil, a significant number of murders took place in areas with high concentrations of drinking establishments and that violence against women was often linked to alcohol.

To address this, a strictly enforced municipal law and public information campaign were implemented in 2002. This prevented alcohol retailers from selling alcohol after 23:00.

Retailers were informed of the law and legal consequences. Consequently, homicides were reduced by almost nine per month, preventing an estimated 319 homicides over three years. Assaults against women decreased over the same period.

In the Western Cape, such pioneering initiatives are driven through the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA). While more can always be done to improve the WCLA and its impact, it has already made tremendous strides.

For instance, through the Alcohol Harms Reduction Games Changer, three additional Inspectors were appointed at the WCLA. Previously, there were only seven Liquor Inspectors. The lack of inspectors hampered effective law enforcement within the liquor industry.

The lack of law enforcement meant that more liquor was consumed and the likelihood of alcohol related violence would increase. The Department of Community Safety set aside R2.9 million in 2017/18, to appoint the additional inspectors.

This ensured that during the 4th quarter of 2018/19, 44 settlement notices, which entails the perpetrator accepting the contravention and not disputing it, were issued to the value of R595 000.

This indicated a substantial increase from the 17 settlement notices issued in the third quarter and has helped to address violence caused by alcohol within affected communities. The contracts of these Inspectors have been extended for a period of 12 months for the 2019/20 financial year.

There can be no doubt that the consumption of alcohol is linked to crime. As part of the comprehensive Safety Plan announced by Premier Winde, I will in the coming months address the issue of alcohol harm reduction strategies.

This will include reviewing a number issues, including that of legislation, pricing, enforcement of regulations and stricter measures for infringements.



Woman lied to police that she had been kidnapped at knifepoint and sexually assaulted

A woman lied to police that she had been kidnapped by two men at knifepoint, sexually assaulted and forced to take drugs and drink alcohol.

Cheyenne Kenmuir, of Bateman Street, Cambridge, texted her friend on November 29, 2017 and asked her to call the police claiming she had been kidnapped and taken to the Emperor Pub in Cambridge.

Kenmuir told her friend that two men, one armed with a six-inch knife, had taken her to the pub against her will and forced her to drink alcohol and take both Class A and B drugs.

When officers arrived at the scene Kenmuir (21) also claimed one of the men had sexually assaulted her. A man was arrested and spent 14 hours in custody before being released under investigation.

When Kenmuir was interviewed by officers about the alleged kidnapping, she told them she had been walking home at 11pm after being denied entry to a nightclub for having no ID.

She claimed she was approached on Hills Road by a man who told her “you’re coming for a drink”, before dragging her to the other side of the road – with the help of the second man – and into the rear entrance to the pub.

Once inside the pub, Kenmuir claimed she was forced to take drugs and drink alcohol. She told officers one of the men tried to get her to dance with him before sexually assaulting her. She then texted her friend asking her to call the police.

In police interview after his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault, the man said he was just being friendly with Kenmuir and that she had visited the pub of her own accord after he asked her if she fancied a drink.

He told officers that while he was talking to Kenmuir in the pub she was constantly on her phone. When he asked her if she was OK and who she was texting, she replied that she was fine and it was “no one important”.

CCTV was later obtained from the pub which clearly showed Kenmuir had lied.

The footage showed her walking to the pub of her own free will with the man and also highlighted she had numerous chances to call for help or escape.

Kenmuir was left alone for the majority of her time in the venue and the doors to the pub were open at all times. The CCTV also captured her drinking of her own accord.