Always, a popular tampon and pad brand, have confirmed that all Always pads' female symbols are being removed from their packaging, in an effort to become more inclusive for all of their product users. After some trans and non-binary advocates noted that they too experience periods, the company committed to “diversity and inclusion” and have promised to alter their products' packaging.\nThe company explained in a statement that they were “committed to diversity and inclusion,” and would, therefore, remove any packaging icons that suggested otherwise. They added, “The change to our pad wrapper design is consistent with that practice and will be adapted by multiple markets at various dates.”\nIn a statement to Global News, Always’ parent company, Procter & Gamble explained, “We routinely assess our products, packaging and designs. We take into account a broad array of factors, including feedback from consumers, to ensure we are meeting the needs of everyone who uses our products.”\nAlways’ latest commitment to accessible packaging comes after some trans and non-binary activists called out the brand, letting them know that cisgender women are not the only people who experience periods. For this reason, some people felt that the Venus symbol on the pad wrapping is not inclusive.\nView this post on Instagram “I always carry spare pads in my bag so I can share with any girl who might need them, too!” Thanks @Missmarissarachel for your period tip! #MHDay2019 A post shared by Always (@always_brand) on May 23, 2019 at 9:57am PDT\nOverall, there has been a positive reaction to Always’ latest packaging announcement. Dr. Jen Gunter, a Canadian OB-GYN and author of The Vagina Bible told her 250,000 Twitter followers, “They are menstrual or period products, not feminine products.” Adding, “And thank you Always for doing the right thing.”\nAnother Twitter user added, "I never noticed the female symbol on Always pads/tampons, like what’s the fuss over a damn symbol removal?"\nThey are also not sanitary products as having a period does not make you unsanitary! And thank you @always for doing the right thing.— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) October 22, 2019\nI never noticed the female symbol on Always pads/tampons, like what’s the fuss over a damn symbol removal?— K.La (@KailaJay_) October 23, 2019\nwhy are y’all mad about always removing the female symbol off their packages? were you ever checking for the female symbol on your pads and tampons that hard before? lmao y’all are some hateful bastards.— ✨ (@wzrdk3llyyy) October 23, 2019\nto the people who who are upset that the trans community are ‘making’ Always take the female symbol off pads: why are YOU so arsed? you’re telling me that you’re never gonna buy their santiatry products again because they removed a symbol? and you call US snowflakes? whatever💖— ♡ Jessica ♡ (@jess_sey) October 23, 2019\nWhile the majority of online discussion on the subject has been positive, not everyone totally agrees with Always’ decision to alter their packaging.\nOne Twitter user explained, “When I was 12 or 13, I got my first period. One of my aunts took me to the store to purchase menstrual pads. I decided to pick Always because of the label, and the female on the package representing me as a young lady.”\nWhen I was 12 or 13, I got my first period. One of my aunts took me to the store to purchase menstrual pads.I decided to pick @Always because of the label, and the female on the package representing me as a young lady. #always #sad #ridiculous— C (@_Christi1) October 23, 2019\nI’m not for all these wild initiatives under the guise of “inclusion”. Saw a commercial yesterday where men were talking about getting their period. And now Always wants to remove the symbol of a woman from its products’ packaging? 🤯— A.M. (@SuchALady16) October 23, 2019\nY’all bullied Always to take the female symbol off their packaging? .. dude... it’s literally for women WITH periods. Y’all gotta chill. I SAID WHAT I SAID.— Boss Mayne Ty (@TyDaGeneral) October 23, 2019\nAlways’ is one of several large companies moving towards a more diverse and inclusive treatment of gender.\nEarlier this month, Canadian airline Air Canada announced that they would be introducing gender-neutral terms on flights, instead of greeting passengers by saying "ladies and gentlemen."\nView this post on Instagram Together we are helping her to Keep Going #LikeAGirl 💙 As part of the Always #LikeAGirl packing event in Toronto, volunteers packed personal hygiene kits that will be donated to local organizations that support asylum seekers. #StrongerTogether • • • #giving #Always #RewriteTheRules #LikeAGirl #community #empowerment #confidence #ConfidentGirls #ConfidentWomen A post shared by Always (@always_brand) on Jun 26, 2018 at 10:04am PDT\nAn Always representative told Yahoo News, "We’re also committed to diversity & inclusion, and after hearing from many people across genders and age groups, we realised that not everyone who has a period and needs to use a pad identifies as female."\n"To ensure that anyone who needs to use a period product feels comfortable in doing so with Always, we updated our pad wrapper design," Always said.\nThere are stories everywhere. 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