You May Also Like

Here’s how to finally start meditating (even if you’ve tried a million times)

Why Jamie Chung and her husband have a “two week” rule

The simple trick to doing a digital detox without *actually* ditching your phone

This AcroYoga couple took their marriage proposal to new heights (literally)

Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry get real about grief and mental health

Yes, you need a morning mantra—here are 12 that wellness it-girls swear by

Should tampons be free?


Photo: uwdigitalcollections/Wikipedia Pin It
Photo: uwdigitalcollections/Wikipedia

What do we want? Tampons! When do we want them? Now—and for free!

That’s the case the New York Times is making, advocating for free-of-charge tampons among other acknowledgements of women’s menstrual rights—whether or not talking about them makes people uncomfortable.

According to the paper, “a growing number of advocates, entrepreneurs, and female lawmakers are…talking about menstruation publicly.” Their call to action? For businesses and the government to “take menstruation into consideration when they design facilities, develop budgets, supply schools, or create anti-poverty programs.”

The movement is spreading: New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland initiated a project to install a free tampon-dispensing machine in ladies’ rooms at a high school in Queens, and in Wisconsin, legislators have presented a bill that would make free sanitary products available in restrooms in all public state buildings—including schools—the Times reports.

Plus, New York City subway riders may have noticed some rather in-your-face ads for period-proof underwear splashed across the trains lately, courtesy of the brand Thinx.

What do you think? Should tampons be free for all? Let us know in the Comments!

Speaking of menstrual rights, how about the right to feel good during your period? Here are a few ways: yoga, magnesium-rich foods, and…cannabis.