As part of a crass public relations stunt, liberals sent “pee-proof” underwear to female Democratic senators to encourage them oppose Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The companies THINX and Icon included the underwear in care packages they sent to Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the Washington Free Beacon reported.
What did they send?
Included in the packages were one pair of Icon's “moderate absorbency underwear, which holds between six and eight teaspoons of urine,” according to the report. Also included was a water bottle and a protein bar, so the senators can be hydrated and energized. One pair of Icon’s Hi-Waist underwear reportedly retails for $39.
Icon’s vice president of marketing said it is “absolutely critical the senators wear the company's pee-proof underwear when opposing Kavanaugh late into the wee hours,” the report states.
"It's unclear how long SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearing will last, but we know that it is absolutely critical for our Senators to do everything possible to prevent the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice who would roll back women's rights and undermine women's health,” Kejal Macdonald, Icon's vice president of marketing, said in the Washington Examiner report.
"That's why we're sending our absorbent, odor-free underwear to all of the women in the Senate, so that they can do everything possible to stop this nomination and protect our rights," Macdonald said.
The companies also took the opportunity to promote some of their other beliefs:
"Icon and THINX believe in empowering every body, and that includes empowering women to make their own decisions about their reproductive health," Icon and THINX CEO Maria Molland Selby said in the report.
Some believe the conservative Kavanaugh would provide the swing vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, which might lead to additional restrictions on the availability of abortion.
The companies said through Unbendable Media, a public relations firm, that it is working to break the taboos surrounding discussions about menstruation and bladder leaks. Icon aims its products at women who have bladder leaks, which it estimates are about one-third of American women, the report states.
THINX manufactures $369 "period blankets" for $369, which it describes as a "sex blanket for people with periods."
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh, 53, is a federal appeals court judge and a former aide to President George W. Bush. He also investigated former President Bill Clinton.