Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What's Korean For "Mansplaining"?

South Korean women are (rightfully) concerned about the safety of tampons and pads in their country:
“As consumer concerns over the safety of sanitary pads continues to rise, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the Korean Women’s Environmental Network disagree over the authenticity of the test results that initially provoked the controversy.
The civic group threw a press conference and a die-in, a protest similar to a sit-in where protesters pretend to be dead in order to draw attention to potential health risks, on Tuesday in front of the government complex in central Seoul. The civic group urged the ministry to run an investigation on every component found in sanitary pads and an epidemiological survey to verify the relationship between disposable sanitary pads and health issues.
The civic group claimed that government tests on menstruation-related products are not extensive enough.”
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the majority of scientists and supervisors at the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety are dudes.  Just sayin'.

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