Oslo - (On The Rag & Bloody Ass Mess): The comparison to mandatory Nazi tagging of Jews was perhaps inevitable.
This week Norwegian women began their revolt over the latest bloody insult to their gender.
The row erupted after pubic sector female employees were ordered to wear red wristbands during those difficult days of the month.
A Ministry of Works edict demanding productivity increases meant the imposition of a strict two minute limit on lavatory use - and no more than three loo breaks a day.
For fecund pre-menopausal females this was the last straw.
A compromise was eventually reached allowing menstruating women extra bathroom time - so long as their biological needs were clearly visible and monitored by Big Brother.
Management all over Norway introduced the bright red electronically monitorable wristband for bleeding women, to be worn during those special days of the month.
But the daftass scheme has gone belly up with a a series of discrimination lawsuits alleging perverted males 'just want to know when women are on the rag'.
A class action is to be heard in Norway's High Court next week claiming discrimination, vilification and humiliation.
And counter claims are demanding that male employees should wear their underpants over the outside of their trousers if they've been caught sexually harassing co-workers.
"It'll never take off, of course," a Ministry for Women source commented today.
"It's all part of the same bloody cheek."
Tampax sales have bombed overnight.