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Today’s PMS gripe: high tampon prices

Today’s PMS gripe: high tampon prices

Ariana Arden

March 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Tampons have been in the news lately with menstruators in Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S. fighting to lift the tax on feminine hygiene products. For those who don’t know, this means these products would be added to the list of necessities exempt from sales tax, which in the U.S. can i...

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

January 26, 2016


Filed under Life

In the fifth grade, I was handed a parcel wrapped in purple floral cellophane. Its contents?  A mini deodorant, panty-liners, two maxi pads and two tampons. I was officially a woman. With a pad as my shield and a tampon as my sword, I was ready to combat the next 40 years of menstruation. For the nex...

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