“The 100th Dignity Vending Machine funded by Woolworths has just been installed to help people who menstruate access period care items free of charge,” the company wrote in a LinkedIn post.
In the post, Woolworths touted its partnership with Share the Dignity, a non-profit organization whose self-proclaimed purpose is to “end period poverty.”
“We aim to care for all Australians and are thrilled that the Dignity Vending Machines we’ve funded will help more people across the country access the products they need,” Woolworth’s continued.
The Dignity Vending Machine, according to Share the Dignity, is a “a world-first innovation that dispenses a free period pack, known as a #PinkBox, with six tampons and two pads.”
“Our partnership with Share the Dignity has helped provide period care products to tens of thousands of women and other people who need them across Australia,” a Woolworths spokesperson told 7 News.
Dr. Bella A’Brera, director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs, told an Australian paper that “by caving into the extreme views of a vocal minority, Woolworths has decided to cancel women.”
Mocking the phrase “people who menstruate” got Harry Potter novelist J.K. Rowling cancelled in the UK.
“I’m sure there used be a word for those people,” Rowling wrote on Twitter. “Someone help me out.”
‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?
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— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
GLAAD, a non-profit dedicated to LGBTQ issues, which has a whole “accountability” webpage dedicated to Rowling’s anti-trans crimes, accused the author of “targeting trans people.”