In the United States, access to tampons and pads for low-income women is a real problem, too: food stamps don’t cover feminine hygiene products, so some women resort to selling their food stamps in order to pay for “luxuries” like tampons. Women in prison often don’t have access to sanitary products at all, and the high cost of a product that half the population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply, well, bullshit.
You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free. We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.
the UK government considers sanitary items a “luxury” and taxes them accordingly
mate if you want half your workforce to bleed all over your office that’s fine but it is my suggestion that you reapply the VAT from tampons & pads to, idk, your second fucking homes and £39 breakfasts(via saxifraga-x-urbium)