Mike Pence Will Buy Me My Lesbian Vampire Themed Tampons


Mike Pence, somehow America’s Vice President-elect, seems especially concerned about what I do with my lesbian body. He wants to know what I’m doing with it, he wants to know where I’m taking it, he wants to know who it’s with, he wants to regulate it, convert it, ban it, and it’s like, yes, I get it, you’re obsessed with me. At a certain point, though, Mike Pence, you’ve got to put your money where your mouth is.

Which is why from now on Mike Pence will buy me my tampons.

The government should already be buying me my tampons, but they’re not, and so Mike Pence will. Even if the government agreed to pick up Mike Pence’s tab, I’d say, “No, Mike Pence will buy them using money from his bank account. Mike knows what he’s done,” and then we’ll sign into Amazon to start the transaction.

Amazon? Who buys tampons on Amazon? Mike Pence does, because that’s where these lesbian vampire themed tampons exist.

When Mike Pence is in the process of buying me my lesbian vampire tampons I’ll make reference to the lesbian vampires as much as I can so as to say “lesbian” over and over into Mike Pence’s ears. “Mike Pence,” I’ll say, “Do you know why associating lesbians and vampires outside of the context of this Carmilla-themed tampon box is offensive?” and he’ll go, “Mmpngg,” because that’s how Mike Pence responds to a woman asking him a question, and then I’ll go, “Because it perpetuates the stereotype that lesbians are predatory,” and then he’ll blink twice because that’s his way of asking if he can leave.

I’ll say, “Ohh, no, Mike Pence, you can’t leave yet, you know I need to see the receipt!” which he then shows me in silence before exiting to rearrange a pencil drawer, or whatever Mike Pence does in between obsessing about how he can try to control a woman’s body and thinking up new ways to hurt LGTBQ people.

I know it’s going to be tough getting Mike Pence to pay for my lesbian vampire tampons, but I’ll figure it out. If I have to pretend that I want conversion therapy and reach out for financial assistance – which he will agree to since I’ll suggest this might make a strong argument in front of Congress ;) – only to then pocket that money, I will. If I need to bewitch him into some sort of Disney-princess style contract which states that for the rest of time he, Mike Pence, will buy Erin’s lesbian vampire tampons, I will.

Thanks in advance, Mike Pence, for buying me my lesbian vampire tampons until I die, which is when I will then see you in hell!

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  1. i clicked over to this from facebook and like, you know when you know who the author of something is without even having to check?

  2. This is exactly what my fragile heart needed today, I am never as excited as I am when I see an article from Erin ❤

  3. “…and then he’ll blink twice because that’s his way of asking if he can leave.”

    So true. He is a squirrelly little shit. (I hope you read that in my Kentucky drawl)

  4. Ready for the screenshot of Autostraddle’s invoice to Mike Pence’s office for the entire stock of lesbian vampire-themed tampons. Ready to receive a single lesbian vampire-themed tampon as an A+ perk. Ready for Kotex to sponsor Autostraddle.

    • I use re-usable cloth pads. But I like the idea of Mike Pence buying me “Glad Rags”– and I bet Glad Rags would be willing to issue a special edition line of pads for the occasion. They could be made of fabric that has feminist slogans printed on it, or pictures of vulvas, eagles, the statue of liberty and the presidential seal.

    • Many years ago, my ex went to visit the Women’s Peace Encampment at Seneca Falls. One of the women who’d been in residence there told her that they’d been having problems with hostile men trespassing on the land. So, the women began to hang their bloody tampons from the trees around the property, and that seemed to put an end to the problem.

      I didn’t see it myself, but I always imagined it like bloody icicles or xmas decorations.

      Of course, this was long before vampires were in fashion.

  5. I would like to host a panel discussion in which the only attendee is Mike Pence and the panel is just four dykes explaining in graphic detail how diva cups work. With visuals.

  6. Solid argument; I am glad to see someone thinking of the bigger picture.

    I do wish O.B. would come out with some lesbian vampire tampons sans applicators so that Mike Pence’s future purchases could be more environmentally friendly. The option of a lesbian vampire menstrual cup shouldn’t be ruled out either.

    • same, i’m a die hard diva cup kind of human but since that would be a 1-time purchase for mike pence i propose all diva cup babes still ask for the lesbian vampire tampons & use them to build a wall around our queer communes (& get mike pence to pay for it)

  7. Clicked on this solely because of the image of tampons raining down on Mike Pence’s face. (Okay no the title also had me curious too.)

    • same. thanks to erin’s article / graphic, i now know just where i’m at wrt the election results, and it’s throwing tampons at their heads.

  8. Thank you, Erin. This was the perfect approach to begin much needed discussions. We are collectively continuing to grieve while also looking forward.

    And, we were all probably thinking about Carmilla through the entire article.

  9. “I get it, you’re obsessed with me.”

    This and then the whole thing was the first time I’ve laughed for real in days. Thanks for being beautiful and amazing and hilarious and slowly helping to heal our hearts with humor and love.

  10. Erin if I had the time I would add some fangs, snake eyes, fleek af Morticia eyebrows and some little capes to those tampons you have most blessedly surrounded Pence with. Maybe even make one really look like it’s slithering out of his ear a la some ridiculous horror movie I don’t remember the name of, but like a glitery rainbow slime trail

    Thus is my affection for you.

  11. This is perfect, Erin. And I think reading it was the first time I’d smiled in a few days, so thank you.

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