TAXES ON TAMPONS: HOW DIFFERENT COUNTRIES TREAT MENSTRUAL EQUALITY
HEALTH IS WHAT I'M ABOUT
January 19, 2021
Why is it that we have to pay for these period products? Women can’t control their bodies’ natural cycle, so – why is it taxable?
“Across the country, thousands of students lack the resources to manage basic menstrual hygiene and are denied equal learning opportunities, as they often skip school or classes while having their period as a result,” wroteand
This economic scam is effecting female citizens’ everyday lives, just so the pad companies can make a dime.
If you are upset by this, I have some good news. Scotland has made a big step in the right direction.
“There is now a legal duty on local authorities to ensure that free items such as tampons and sanitary pads are available to anyone who needs them.” Said Claire Diamond from BBC News.
Now, where is this law being followed and taking place?
“…[P]eriod products [will be] available free in schools, colleges and universities…(also), sports clubs, pubs, and restaurants…” Diamond from BBC News states.
Some progress has also been made in the US in states such as Connecticut and Ohio. Both have already repealed tampon taxes.
Having low income should not effect your access to period products. That’s why it’s important to pay attention, protest, and make sure menstrual equality is being taken seriously.