Girls in sub-Saharan Africa miss as many as four days of school each month because they don't have the necessary supplies to staunch their period blood. As a result, Always and Tampax are launching an awareness-building and fundraising program in the U.S. and Canada to help the situation. Um, did Always and Tampax ever think that maybe just giving African girls pads and tampons would be more cost-effective than spending millions of dollars making North Americans aware of the problem? Just saying. Also, yes, this is another excuse to use that creepy anime period cartoon. [MediaPost ]