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Period Poverty: Is It A Priority?
 
# 1 : Saturday 6-3-2021 @ 15:35
 
 
Period poverty can affect any person that menstruates.
Are you impacted, directly or indirectly?
Should it be a priority?
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# 2 : Saturday 6-3-2021 @ 17:36
 
 
Tampons are a lot cheaper than a pack of cigarettes and periods happen once a month. Is every woman going to be entitled to free tampons every month.Must the state pay for everything- after this recession there is going to be a lot less largesse from a much diminished tax take base (and no I am not a misogynist)
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# 3 : Saturday 6-3-2021 @ 18:10
 
 
If you go to prison you get them for free....like everything else.
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# 4 : Saturday 6-3-2021 @ 19:37
 
 

tampon tax abolished - from today (1 Jan 2021) VAT no longer applies to women’s sanitary products
part of wider government action to End Period Poverty which includes the roll out of free sanitary products in schools, colleges and hospitals
move made possible by end of the transition period and freedom from EU law mandating VAT on sanitary products


Hardly a luxury
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# 5 : Saturday 6-3-2021 @ 19:42
 
 
Someone said :
Tampons are a lot cheaper than a pack of cigarettes and periods happen once a month. Is every woman going to be entitled to free tampons every month.Must the state pay for everything- after this recession there is going to be a lot less largesse from a much diminished tax take base (and no I am not a misogynist)

Once a month?
Did you flank biology?

Once a month-ish does not mean 1 day a month.
Some women will need only 3 to 5 tampons/pads/towels over 2 days, some may need 5 a day for 8 days. And some have them every 21 days, other haven't longer cycles up to 35 days.

Consider homeless people, people on a very tight income. It is not that cheap. It's not like its a choice!
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# 6 : Saturday 6-3-2021 @ 22:47
 
 
Someone said :

Once a month?
Did you flank biology?

Once a month-ish does not mean 1 day a month.
Some women will need only 3 to 5 tampons/pads/towels over 2 days, some may need 5 a day for 8 days. And some have them every 21 days, other haven't longer cycles up to 35 days.

Consider homeless people, people on a very tight income. It is not that cheap. It's not like its a choice!

How many do you go through, in a month and what brand do you use?
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# 7 : Sunday 7-3-2021 @ 13:13
 
 
Someone said :

How many do you go through, in a month and what brand do you use?

I think he goes down the reusable route
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# 8 : Sunday 7-3-2021 @ 18:51
 
 
If only there was a female poster on here to give the perspective of a woman...
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# 9 : Sunday 7-3-2021 @ 19:05
 
 
It's a very old fashion idea.
We have sisters, daughters, mother's, nieces, etc.

If we wait for a menstruating person to offer their perspective, which would still be only theirs, we might have to wait for quite a while.

And not all people who menstruate are "female" or "women". Not all female or women menstruate either. You may assume they are, some might affirm they are not.
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# 10 : Sunday 7-3-2021 @ 21:13
 
 
Someone said :
If only there was a female poster on here to give the perspective of a woman...

Yes, all us guys want to hear about it and Blah is doing a great job mansplaining it too us.
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# 11 : Sunday 21-3-2021 @ 22:09
 
 
Period poverty from a woman's perspective.

Back around early 2017 a survey on the subject in the UK revealed that at least 1 in 10 girls could not afford access to sanitary products and 1 in 7 on a regular basis had to ask friends or teachers for santitaty products .
Furthermore it was estimated that around 140k school girls took days off to avoid having to attend school without santitaty products when they had their period .

Who does the issues affect ?
Girls from low income households, families on or well below the poverty line .

Girls who live in Direct Provision, again families could not afford the cost of sanitary products .

Homelessness was also identified as being one of the reasons .
Cultural and social issues also result in period poverty .
Many girls and young women admitted that they found it difficult or embarrassing to ask their parents for the products or lived in families that didn't discuss the subject .

The above are only a few reasons .
Period poverty is horrendous and as a result of many initiatives by charities, schools and governments hopefully it will be a thing of the past .

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# 12 : Monday 22-3-2021 @ 10:19
 
 
I am totally surprised we have had no female comments on this thread ... interesting!
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# 13 : Monday 22-3-2021 @ 11:13
 
 
Look above you.
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# 14 : Monday 22-3-2021 @ 22:08
 
 
Sarcasm ?
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# 15 : Monday 22-3-2021 @ 22:55
 
 
Maybe he read the username quickly as "Justin"?
And did not pay attention to the actual gender.
Our eyes can easily trick us, especially on phones.
And the Avatar may also convey masculinity.
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