Donald Trump’s newly appointed Vice Presidential running mate Mike Pence, has a keen interest in women’s issues.
The governor of Indiana has somewhat of a legacy for waging war on women after working to defund abortion clinics and make women pay for the burial or cremation of their miscarried or aborted foetuses.
So considering his evident enthusiasm in all things reproduction related, women across the US are giving Mr Pence a piece of their uterus by sharing updates on their periods.
Using the hashtags “periods for Pence” and “tampons for Trump” and tagging the running mates, ladies are spamming their Twitter feeds with information about their cycles and requests for menstrual advice.
Others are following suit by phoning the Republicans, something which started back in Indiana but has since gone nation-wide just in time for the National Republican Convention.
Like his presumptive second in command, Trump’s attitudes towards women’s rights leave much to be desired.
In particular, his comments about a female journalist having blood coming out from “wherever” have been picked up by the social media movement.
“Dear Messrs @realDonaldTrump and @mike_pence : I'm bleeding out of my "wherever." Please advise,” one person writes on Twitter, while another says, “@realDonaldTrump @GovPenceIN No blood coming out of my wherever in years. my uterus still on ur watchlist?”
The organiser of the "tampons for Trump" movement, who prefers to remain anonymous, tells STAT it's about standing up for women's rights and health.
“While it may seem trivial to call about your period, it’s sending a very specific message that there are women out there who value the ability to make their own decisions for their health and their health care and this is our way of sending that message,” she says.
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