Scotland Wants To Make Feminine Hygiene Products Free (17 pics + 1 gif)

Posted in RANDOM       27 Feb 2020       1975       16

Scotland has just approved the first stage of the bill that would make period products completely free

The Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill, which was introduced by Monica Lennon, has already passed its first vote. If the bill becomes law, the government will be responsible for ensuring that free period products are available to those in need. The groundbreaking bill is set to make Scotland the first country in the world to make menstrual hygiene products free.

On average, period products cost around £8 ($10) each month, making them unaffordable for those living on a very low income.

“These are not luxury items. They are indeed essential and no one in Scotland should have to go without period products,” the Scottish lawmaker Monica Lennon said.

Two years ago, Scotland became the first country in the world to make period products available for free in schools, colleges, and universities. The government provided £5.2 million in funding to support this.

Some local businesses have also joined the cause, with many pubs and restaurant owners providing sanitary products free of charge.

Several countries around the world are fighting period poverty by making sanitary items tax-free. This includes a dozen states in the US and countries such as Columbia, Kenya, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, India, Uganda, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Nigeria, Lebanon, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The UK has not been able to remove a 5% tax due to European Union rules. Nonetheless, the government has been donating the “tampon tax” to support women’s organizations and charities.

 

Here’s how people reacted


Credits:  izismile.com


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Bookmark 5 month s ago
free razor blades for men?
WTF
feminism at his lowest
       
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Smarter 5 month s ago
Exactly how does this promote gender equality?
       
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Occasion 5 month s ago
A group of people had to pay for something that another group did not, now they don't.
       
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Circus 5 month s ago
"Free"??? How is a product made in a factory then sold to retailers somehow magically turns into "free"? Recall government does not "make money" it taxes the public then spends that money.
       
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Wrong 5 month s ago
Government subsidized would be more accurate.
       
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Mission 5 month s ago
Cringe is the name of the game. Achieve division, cringe worthy absurdity and a an empty “victory”. What happens when the pendulum swings the other way? Nothing good!
       
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Selected 5 month s ago
Does anyone ever notice that most of these girls that fight for faux equality, are always the "undesirables" of the community. You can tell they can't get very far on their own, so obviously there's an unbalance in the system. I lol at that...
       
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Following 5 month s ago
because gynocentrism
       
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Other 5 month s ago
What about men who can't afford to take a girl (or a guy) out to dinner on a date? I propose a "free dinner date" subsidy. It's very demeaning that you can't afford to take a girl out on a date. Reproduction is a basic human right. Lack of funds can severely impair it.
       
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Police 5 month s ago
We fight against discrimination and for the equality with the men!
       
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Golden 5 month s ago
Feminism is never about equality and always about the victimhood of women even if there isnt any. Men as slaves or extict is their ultimate goal
       
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Important 5 month s ago
“These are not luxury items. They are indeed essential and no one in Scotland should have to go without period products,” the Scottish lawmaker Monica Lennon said.

It could also be argued that food, clothing, and housing are not luxury items and are, indeed, essential items that no one, not just some adult women should have to go without.

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Scarlett Johansson 5 month s ago
Do you ever get that "not-so-fresh feeling?" vishenka_33
       
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Hybrid 5 month s ago
hmm waiting on the hoarding, rise of the black market, and drop in quality.
       
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Mistake 5 month s ago
For phucks sake guys, just be glad our balls don't cramp up every month and blood doesn't spew from our [email protected]#ks. Sheesh... let them have some free damn pads etc.
       
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Lorraine 1 month ago
so men should get some free shit as well you know shaving accessories, condoms, etc
       
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