Making fun of “feminine product” ads is entry-level ad criticism. The blue water used to demonstrate the tampon or pad’s ability to absorb “liquid” (no mention of blood, of course)? The tendency of women to spin or climb to demonstrate how freely they can move (no mention of why they might not be able to move so freely)? Low-hanging fruit.
Still, when a bloke named Richard took to the Facebook page of Bodyform, a British company that manufactures maxi pads, to complain about misleading advertising, he earned some chuckles. More than 85,000 of them, in fact, judging by the number of Likes.