The GOP understands how the female body works

God bless SNL and their razor sharp take on Republican ignorance of how the female reproductive system works. Check out this fantastic parody tampon ad which aired during Saturday night’s show.

Transcript below the jump!

As a woman, my health is important to me. So when it comes to that time of the month, I don’t trust my body to just anyone. That’s why I choose the one brand of tampons created by the people who know my body best: the gentlemen of the Republican party. GOB tampons, designed with all the knowledge of a woman’s body that only comes with being a 60-plus conservative man. With its sleek shape and smart design, the GOB tampon expands perfectly to fit in my Fallopian tubes. Which means I can be sure it’ll stay in place all year long. And the smooth metal applicator makes it easier to insert directly into my butt. Where it can hook on to the ovaries, and also the boobs. And I like that. It’s so simple, I don’t know why I didn’t think of it myself. GOB tampons. Made for a woman, by Republicans. Now with wings!

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

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