Sweden’s all-new Dancing Tampons… and more

Sweden’s all-new Dancing Tampons… and more

Animated genitals, too. A great many American parents think our public school sex ed programs are a disgrace. So what’s up with those crazy Swedes?

Here they are, Barnkanalen's singing, dancing tampons! (Video screen capture)

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2015 – An increasing number of American parents are getting fed up with overly explicit and overtly “progressive” sex education programs being foisted upon younger and younger kids in recent years by this country’s increasingly tough-to-defend public school systems.

But if those concerned moms and dads think things are bad stateside, we wonder what they might think about a Swedish video we recently discovered that covers related subject matter. Sweden’s Barnkanalan children’s channel has recently broken exciting new ground, creating a music-filled educational video that takes a whimsical approach toward teaching the little kiddies about those monthly menstrual cycles.

According to those genial progressives at the UK’s ultra-liberal Guardian,

“Alex Hermansson, one of the Barnkanalen children’s channel’s young hosts, sings The Period Song, which [aired in October.] The public service broadcaster STV says it hopes the video will help to destigmatise the subject and explain menstruation to children.”

So let’s watch the video already, via the Guardian:

The makers of this amusingly disturbing clip apparently believe that by combining frantically dancing tampon puppets with a catchy tune sung by a cute young dude, they can help make that monthly cramping and bloating ever so much more fun for newly pubescent girls. (And maybe for boys as well.)

We regret we could not uncover any followup articles on what outraged Swedish feminists think about having a young male singer handle this particularly sensitive narrative chore. But this video offers fresh evidence that the odious patriarchy yet lives. (At least in Scandinavia.)

The Period Song follows an earlier Barnkanalen video explaining to kids how our private parts can be happy together. In the following TV clip, Conan O’Brien excerpts this video and expresses his gender-specific outrage:

BTW, both these bizarrely whimsical Swedish videos have been blocked on YouTube and other online video sites in the U.S. But if you’re persistent, you can find them elsewhere, at least at the time we posted this piece.

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Terry Ponick
Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17