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"Imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods."

Some brilliant feminist “propaganda”, coming to a lamp post near you.

Well, that’s one way to make sure your message is heard.

A young German blogger is writing feminist messages on sanitary pads and posting them in public spots around her city.

Elonë, who lives in Karlsruhe in Germany, was inspired by this message originally penned by Twitter user @cutequeer96 last year:

The message that started it all.

That message became the subject of Elonë’s first post, which she shared on Tumblr and Instagram this week.

It has now been shared more than 100,000 times and her project has made international news.

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The 20-year-old has already been inundated by messages from people around the world who are keen to reproduce the campaign in their own cities.

20-year-old Elonë has started a global movement.

Elonë said that the idea behind her project was to raise awareness of feminism and women’s issues and to spread the message that “feminism means equality, not men hate.”

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Predictably, she has already copped personal abuse and backlash (often by men), but Elonë is standing by her project:

I did this to provoke, I did this to get people to think about the whole thing…You poor little men please start telling me about how men are treated bad… how bad it is to get more money on every job, tell me how it is to be called a bitch, whore, slut, c*** for everything you do, please tell me how you got sex trafficked please… if men like you would start seeing the problem it would be a better place here so stop victimising yourself.

Some of the slogans she has posted so far include: ‘rapists rape people not outfits’, ‘my name is not baby’ and ‘my pussy, my choice’.

One of the blogger’s controversial messages.

It’s provocative, it’s in your face – and it’s genius.

Let’s hope this movement takes off.

Do you think this campaign will make a difference?

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