Here's where you come in
Women of the world.
Yes all 3.52 billion of you.
We’re sure you’ll agree that classifying menstrual products, as anything other than essential is #BloodyDisgrace and an insult to women everywhere.
It isn’t all bad news. In 2011, the Kenyan government declared menstrual hygiene products not taxable, in order to improve the living conditions of the Kenyan women. However, this shouldn’t be unique, it should be the norm.
We need your help to banish tampon tax worldwide. Let’s stop governments cashing in on our monthly cycles. We’re sending a petition to the UN and want you to sign and share it now.
If you need more of an incentive, the following shows just some of the nonsense happening in the world right now.
- In the UK, Jaffa cakes fall in to the 0% tax category, and menstrual products pay 5%. So, this must mean David Cameron deems his biscuit eating habit more important than feminine hygiene.
- In the USA, vaginas in Ohio are apparently less important than those in Massachusetts. The current Ohian tampon tax is a shameful 6.5% and in Massachusetts it’s 0%. Nice one Obama.
The Canadian government deems wedding cakes more essential than menstrual products. Stephen Harper, that should make you feel proud.