I just received the GoGirl as a donation to review from my lovely friend Alix - and I must say that I love the product, but really dislike the fact that all of the company’s media outlets are ONLY geared towards cisgender women. If you visit their website (located here), everything is pink and purple and just seems overly gendering and stereotypical in regards to gender norms.
It really is all in the product’s name - GoGirl - so I understand directing attention to cisgender women, but by doing so they are completely neglecting transgender* folks.
Honestly, I personally do not care that the product is called the GoGirl or that I currently own a lavender one. Being a genderqueer guy, I am comfortable with all that. In fact, when I peed standing up for the first time I shouted, “You go, girl!” in my head. But that is just me and my own experience.
For trans* guys like myself, visiting the website can be off-putting, awkward, and unwelcome. It can even be dysphoric and triggering for some. The GoGirl company should be inclusive to ALL of their customers (and potential customers).
If you agree, please let them know what you think.
You can visit their facebook page here (where I have already commented on this issue):http://www.facebook.com/GoGirl
You can tweet them here: https://twitter.com/#!/Go_Girls
You can view their youtube here:http://www.youtube.com/user/GoGirlTeam
Or you can leave a message to Sarah (the owner) here:
1-877-447-5007 (toll free)
If possible, I would like the messages to please be civil and to the point. It would be great if this company became more inclusive, because let’s face it - the GoGirl is one of the cheapest, most effective and useful STP devices on the market. It would be great to see GoGirl making an effort to be more inclusive! If this happens, I would love to help support and promote them some day!!