Tag : tampons

Leeds girls ‘too poor’ for tampons

2 years ago / 0 comments

Teenage girls in Leeds are missing school because they can’t afford sanitary products. Freedom4girls, a campaign group that provides women and girls with sanitary products in Kenya, were contacted by a local school who were concerned about a number of truancy cases by girls. The absenteeism presented a pattern for school … Read More

Tampons don’t Grow on Christmas Trees

2 years ago / 0 comments

LUU are running a campaign to collection donations of sanitary products for those who can’t afford them this Christmas time. The ‘san-i-tree’, featuring vulva inspired Christmas baubles, is based outside Essentials  and tomorrow there will also be a stall for those who wish to donate sanitary products to St Aidan’s … Read More

Tampon Tax – Necessity Made Luxury?

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon examines the current arguments concerning what is widely regarded as a sexist measure and explores important campaigns, both on a local and national scale, that seek to highlight the ramifications of the tax. The topical issue resting on the tongues of both politicians and the public at the … Read More

We shouldn’t be taxed for bleeding, period.

4 years ago / 0 comments

Women who menstruate (and those who menstruate who don’t identify as women), have to pay tax on top of what they already have to fork out for sanitary products. This is because they are classified as non-essential, luxury items. Let’s be honest with ourselves: if men had periods, sanitary products would … Read More

News| Sanitary product prices drop in the Union

4 years ago / 0 comments

LUU are pledging to help students save by reducing the price of sanitary products. Essentials, the Union’s sanitary products stockist, will reduce the costs of sanitary protection under the new measure, which will see customers save up to 90p on a tampon, pantyliner or sanitary towel purchase. Price drops will … Read More