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Media all over “end-the-tampon-tax” advocacy

As U.S. advocacy to end the “tampon tax” on all feminine hygiene products continues, Democratic politicians, including President Obama, dialled up the media conversation about the issue as 2016 got underway. Here’s a January timeline: This tampon art piece might be considered a luxury item, but the real thing is not. Special Edition Playtex by Danielle Hogan, 2006. Used with...
Taxing the Period

Taxing the Period

Photo courtesy Canadian Menstruators It seems that Canadian menstrual activists are way out ahead of those in the US with a drive to eliminate sales taxes on menstrual products.  I understand that this issue has come up previously at the Provincial level in Manitoba and British Columbia, but this is a nation-wide drive. The topic of menstruation is so delicate...

Say Yes to Rick Scott Sanitary Napkins

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive For those who have yet to see, the College Republican National Committee has a new advertisement out that is intended to reach women, particularly younger women, to lure their vote for several GOP governors. The advertisement is the same for several governor...
What’s missing from Mother Jones’ birth control calculator?

What’s missing from Mother Jones’ birth control calculator?

Source: Public Domain In response to Rick Santorum’s recent assertion that birth control only costs “a few dollars” and therefore there shouldn’t be such a big fuss about denying insurance coverage, Mother Jones published a birth control calculator this week that estimates your lifetime costs for birth control, based on your current age. The calculator asks you to enter your...
Have You Had HPV? Tweet It Today!

Have You Had HPV? Tweet It Today!

The Village Voice has declared today, Friday, September 16, ‘Tweet That You Have Had HPV Day’. U.S. readers probably know that on Monday, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann upbraided Texas governor Rick Perry for requiring girls in his state to have the vaccine during a Tea Party sponsored debate among Republican candidates for the presidential nomination, and then claimed the HPV vaccine...
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