Cindy Carter, an emergency room nurse at the TriHealth hospital network in Cincinnati was placed on administrative leave for “her safety” and the “safety of our patients” according to an October 28 Facebook post by TriHealth.
Carter allegedly posted the slurs on Facebook after reading tabloid trash and right-wing fake news websites that said the ‘trans lobby’ forced Proctor and Gamble to remove the Venus symbol from their products. Carter said that her Facebook account was hacked and denies making those posts.
Snoops reported that on Oct. 19, the Daily Mail published an article with the headline “Transgender Lobby Forces Sanitary Towel-Maker Always to Ditch Venus Logo from Its Products,” which reported that:
The maker of Always sanitary pads has given in to claims of discrimination by transgender men and removed the ‘Venus’ symbol of the female sex from the wrapping. Outraged women are now boycotting the leading brand after the decision by makers Procter & Gamble (P&G) to kowtow to trans activists who were born female and still use sanitary products …”
Cindy Carter responded in TERF like fashion…
“F**k Always. This country has gone to complete sh*t. Women have periods, men don’t. Why do certain applications ask for LEGAL Sex … you’re either male or female. there’s no f******g in between,” she posted.
“I swear, these f*****g c*** s***ing ho**s think that they deserve everything. And the confused women are just as bad. Men need to be men. Women need to be women,” she continued in another comment.
As evidence of a supposed campaign of pressure and intimidation by the “transgender lobby,” the Daily Mail cited just two tweets posted by two trans activists, one of them Ben Saunders, adding:
Another activist, Ben Saunders — named young campaigner of the year by LGBT charity Stonewall in May after making a documentary about being transgender — contacted the sanitary pad makers in June with a similar complaint.
The Always marketing team replied with a comment that Saunders, 18, posted on Twitter, reading: ‘We are glad to inform you that as of December we will use a wrapper design without the feminine symbol.’ The message stated that sanitary towels with the new packaging would hit the stores by January 2020 and added: ‘We are absolutely grateful for having people like you voicing their opinions.’
WKRC Cincinnati reports that her comments were shared on social media with many – including Sabrina Sells – pressuring TriHealth to reprimand their staffer.
Sabrina Sells saw the posts and immediately took TriHealth to task.
“Cindy Carter is an ER nurse at trihealth Bethesda Butler. I’d hope Trihealth does not condone this disgusting act of transphobia and homophobia from their staff. I fear for any of my fellow LGBTQ+ community that walks into this ER,” Ms Sells posted on TriHealth’s Facebook page
Cindy Carter, the woman who allegedly made the post, claims she was hacked. Meantime, TriHealth has launched an internal investigation while also saying the nurse’s statements are not consistent with TriHealth’s core values.
Proctor & Gamble Company decided to remove the symbol from feminine hygiene products in a bid to be more inclusive in recognition the trans men have periods too.