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Men blasted for creating pink tampon disposal gloves

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Men blasted for creating pink tampon disposal gloves

They’ve got themselves into a bloody mess. 

The German men behind Pinky Gloves — a product intended to prevent people from getting menstrual blood on their hands while removing tampons or other period products — are being dragged on social media for what many are calling a female body-shaming concept. 

“So these dudes designed pink gloves so tampons and pads can be disposed of properly and discretely. I s–t you not. (The text is translated from German),” tweeted OB-GYN Jennifer Gunter along with a translated screenshot of a post on Pinky Gloves’ Instagram. 

The post explains that two of the founders met in the army before moving into a “women’s flat” and noticing that “there seems to be no good solution when it comes to disposal of tampons.” It goes on to say their “inventive spirit was awakened” and they decided to come up with a solution — although many are now arguing that the concept, product and methodology are inherently sexist.

“Pinky Gloves (@pinky_gloves on Insta) is a German start-up ran by men who think menstrual blood is unclean and that gloves are necessary when changing tampons or pads. Where do we even begin? There is nothing unhygienic about period blood. This is period shaming,” tweeted period tracking brand Clue in response.

“1. Men use a hand urinating, and are constantly adjusting or otherwise handling their junk 2. Studies show few men wash their hands after using public restrooms,” reads one response to Gunter’s viral tweet. “But sure, men, make and shame women into using female genital gloves because our bodies freak you out. Grow TF up.”

“One of the absolute dumbest things I have ever come across. And to look so incredibly proud of inventing a ‘problem’ to ‘solve,’” reads another.

In response to the backlash, Pinky Gloves issued a statement on Instagram. 

“We have not dealt adequately and properly with the subject. That was a big mistake,” the brand wrote, according to a Google translation of it published by the Huffington Post. “We take your feedback very seriously and [will] rethink our product and reflect on the entire history of its creation.”

Pinky Gloves did not immediately return The Post’s request for comment. 

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Harry Winston’s 2021 floral jewelry collection wows

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Harry Winston's 2021 floral jewelry collection wows

Give the gift of forever love with blossoms of baubles.

Harry Winston’s perennial Forget-Me-Not collection now radiates with its first-ever marriage of diamonds and rubies.

While the jeweler has previously offered its signature florals in a dazzling array
of gemstones, ranging from diamonds to blue sapphires, this new pairing leaves us
blushing.

Adorned with round brilliant, pear-shaped and marquise diamonds, it’s offered in five silhouettes: earrings, a pendant, a bracelet, a ring and a lariat necklace.

The feeling you’ll have upon plucking one of these beauties?

Unforgettable.


Photographer: Chris Coppola; Stylist: Anahita Moussavian; Prop Stylist: Trina Ong.

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Boy’s botched Amazon order leaves him with $2,620 worth of Spongebob Squarepants popsicles

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Boy's botched Amazon order leaves him with $2,620 worth of Spongebob Squarepants popsicles

That’s one way to freeze a bank account.

A 4-year-old cartoon fanatic from Brooklyn went a little overboard by buying nearly $3,000 worth of nonrefundable SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicles on Amazon.

However, an understanding Samaritan has set up a GoFundMe page Monday to help cover the chilling cost.

According to the crowdfunding page, the “truly adorable” SpongeBob diehard named Noah “managed to purchase $2,618.85 worth” of the pop-pelgangers from Amazon and “had them sent to his Auntie’s house.”

“In case you are wondering, that’s 51 cases, containing 918 popsicles,” Katie Schloss, a New York University student and social-work intern, wrote of the tot’s frozen-treat fiasco.

The predicament may seem adorable on its face. However, as Amazon will not refund the Popsicles, Noah’s mom Jennifer Bryant was feeling the (freezer) burn and thought she’d have to foot the bill herself.

This presented a major SpongeBob-stacle for the mother of three, who studies social work at NYU, and didn’t know how she was “going to be able to pay this off, in addition to student loans and all of her family’s other expenses,” Schloss wrote.

The Post reached out to Bryant and will update this post if we hear back.

However, it seems that Noah’s Popsicle debt has already been more than paid off. As of Wednesday morning, kind-hearted donors have already contributed a whopping $3,675, eclipsing the fundraising goal of $2,619.

“Thank you so much for your mind-blowing generosity,” wrote Noah’s grateful mother on the page. She added that the surplus donations will go towards education and additional supports for her son, who reportedly suffers from autism.

This isn’t the first time an opportunistic tyke has gone on a surreptitious spending spree. A Connecticut woman was apoplectic after her 6-year-old amassed over $16,000 in credit card charges for the video game, “Sonic Forces.”

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Giant moth so chunky it struggles to fly discovered

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Giant moth so chunky it struggles to fly discovered

Mothra surfaces in Australia.

An Australian worker realized every entomophobe’s worst nightmare after encountering a moth so huge that it struggled to fly.

The Mount Cotton State School in Queensland, where Mothra was discovered, shared a Facebook photo Sunday of the behemoth bug on the end of a saw blade.

It was reportedly the “size of two fists put together” according to the school’s principal, Meagan Steward, who said the mondo moth was released into the woods unharmed.

Queensland Museum entomologist Dr. Christine Lambkin has since identified the animatronic-evoking creature as a “wood moth,” a species that reportedly resides all along the Eastern coast of Australia. While not exceedingly rare, this chonky critter is not commonly sighted in the country, Lambkin told the Independent.

And it’s certainly not because it’s too small to spot. With a maximum weight of just over an ounce, the female wood moth frequently struggles to achieve liftoff — despite boasting a whopping 9-inch wingspan.

“They fly very, very poorly,” said Lambkin. “In most cases, when the females emerge, they just crawl up a tree or stump of a fence post and wait for the males to find them.”

Needless to say, fans on the Mount Cotton State School Facebook page were awestruck by the colossal creepy-crawly.

“Love it! Never leaving the windows open ever again though,” wrote one aghast gawker.

“We’ll just add it to the list of wildlife….wallabies, owls, snakes, echidnas, giant moth,” wrote another of Australia’s infamous plethora of unusual creatures. “Life is never dull at MCSS!”

One jokester quipped, “How cool. Gotta say if it flew near me while I was gardening I would probably do a karate freakout!”

Thankfully, wood moths don’t pose a threat to humans. Perhaps it could even help relieve this extra-shaggy Australian sheep of its 77 pounds of matted wool.

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