Finally, We Get A Video Game About Tampons

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We've lived for far too long in a world without a game that lets you shoot tampons at people's faces. So, rejoice and check out Tampon Run, the game that will make any menstruator feel like a badass.
The side-scroller was created by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, both NYC high school students who met at this summer's Girls Who Code program. The game itself is simple, but genius: Players have to make their way across the screen, shooting enemies with tampons and grabbing boxes of even more tampons. If you run out, it's game over.
"Although the concept of the video game may be strange," Gonzales and Houser write in the game's intro, "it's stranger that our society has accepted and normalized guns and violence through video games, yet we still find tampons and menstruation unspeakable."
While we've still got a long, bloody road ahead of us, society does seem to be starting to see menstruation for the totally normal, natural thing it is. This summer already saw the tampon delivery service HelloFlo's amazing "Period Party and "Camp Gyno" ads.
"Hopefully, menstruation will be [more] normal...than guns and violence in our society," the game's creators add. "Normal enough to place in a video game without a second thought." Amen to that. Because, there are way worse things you can open-carry than tampons.
crimson tidePhoto: Courtesy of Tampon Run.

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