In the second episode of our menstruation series, we talk about the painful truth of financial discrimination based on biology. Yep, tampon tax, period poverty, the whole bloody shebang.
Get yourself a blanket, a cup of tea and lots of chocolate and listen to us talk about the high costs of menstruating.
Bonus: you’ll learn more about our vaginas than you ever wanted to know. so yay.
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“The ‘Tampon Tax,’ Explained.” Washington Post. Accessed August 27, 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/08/the-tampon-tax-explained/.
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Zraick, Karen. “It’s Not Just the Tampon Tax: Why Periods Are Political.” The New York Times, July 26, 2018, sec. Health. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/health/tampon-tax-periods-menstruation-nyt.html.