We have good news and bad news (and some alternative news, but we’ll save that for later):
If you were born with ovaries, you’ve likely experienced a period. If you’re a man, you likely haven’t, but maybe if you’re lucky you’ve heard about ’em. Maybe you’re even a menstrual-cycle sympathizer that has made a girlfriend a period mix-tape, provided a shoulder for an emotional friend to cry on or tread a little lighter around a sister when you it was “that time of the month.”
Did you know? The unfortunate scientific fact is that for about half of us periods are a reality. And with them comes stained clothes, constant trips to the bathroom and expensive feminine hygiene products.
Did you also know that feminine products are taxed by the U.S. government as a luxury item?
Yes it’s true. Politifact confirms that many states make it easier for men to deal with erectile dysfunction than they do for women to get tampons. Not great news for gender equality. But we do have some good news.
GEORGETOWN HAS RECOGNIZED PERIOD STRIFE!
Feminine products are being distributed for FREE on campus!
(Spotted in the Lau 3 Reading Room’s women’s room)
Photos/gifs: giphy.com, Jenna Clifford
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