Before today, the only time I’ve given much thought to the whole “boo-hoo Princeton toilet paper sucks” controversy was when I was deciding who not to vote for during USG elections.
But then I stumbled upon this 1930 ad for Scott Toilet Tissue (click the picture to enlarge):
“Women are especially susceptible, doctors say, to troubles caused by harsh toilet tissue. There is no form of human illness quite so humiliating as rectal trouble… At least FIFTEEN PAINFUL DISEASES can be caused or aggravated by improper tissue, warns a prominent New York Hospital specialist.”
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a woman. But you know what? My mother is a woman. My sister is a woman. My best friend from high school is even a woman. In total, almost half of the people I know are women, and the truth is that I wouldn’t wish a painful disease, let alone fifteen, on any of them. The truth is, what affects them, affects me.
And if it’s two-ply they need, then it’s two-ply they ought to receive. Come on, Princeton. Do the right thing.