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04:48 pm: TMI? TFB!
So I'm at this conference in Las Vegas. I pretty much hate Vegas (I hardly drink, don't smoke or gamble, and hate crowds and heat), though I enjoy seeing shows. Whatevs. This is where the conference is, so this is where I am.

It's a good conference. It has the usual male slant for a tech conference, but I've been dealing with that for 30 years and the situation has certainly improved in that time.

EXCEPT (you knew that was coming, right?) I've encountered something new.

There are no tampons in the restrooms at the MGM Grand Conference Center. There aren't even any machines.

There are machines in the casino area (a bit of a hike from the conference center), but they're empty.

You can buy tampons in the hotel gift shop. For $8 for 10. And that's after an extra hike, of course.

Really??? WTF??? I'm used to disregard for Things Feminine at tech conferences. But a conference CENTER? Do they expect NO WOMEN AT ANY CONFERENCES EVER??? (And with 21,000 people at this one, menstruating women are statistically certain.)

Jiminy Christmas on a cracker slathered with Limburger!

So yes. Conference. Cramps. Long hikes, punctuated by darting into every single ladies room to verify that no indeed THERE ARE NO TAMPONS.

GRRRR.

Never again. Never, never, never.

Mandalay Bay's conference center does have machines. w00t. They're empty, but hey! One step at a time.

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From:swingchickie
Date:February 24th, 2015 12:04 pm (UTC)
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not cool, MGM!!!! not cool at all. grrrrrr....
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From:katehaney
Date:February 24th, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I felt like an idiot for being so angry, but y'know, it's hard enough being a woman in tech. This kinda she ain't necessary.
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From:katehaney
Date:February 24th, 2015 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Ha ha ha! SHIT, not SHE. Fuck you, autocorrect!
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