Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tampon Run

The game Tampon Run is definitely a counter narrative because it is a fun game that involves the taboos of menstruation and tampons.  In the beginning the creators talk about how the "taboo that surrounds it teaches women that a normal and natural bodily function is embarrassing and crude."  So the purpose of the game is to throw tampons at your enemies (the boys) as they are running at you because if they run into you, they will steal your tampons.  The creators admit that it is a weird concept for a game but they also say "it's stranger that our society has accepted and normalized guns and violence through video games, yet we still find tampons and menstruation unspeakable."  So, this game is their way of making people think about menstruation, not as just a taboo, but as a normal and natural thing.

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