The great tampon debate rages on between politicians all over the world. Is a “tampon tax” fair to women? Canada got rid of the federal tax on pads and tampons last summer; Utah decided the tax should stay just months ago; Chicago city counsel just decided a couple weeks ago to remove their taxes on shark week related products. And now New York City is getting on board. A new bill would supply 25 schools with free tampons and pads … Keep Reading!!!
Harvard Grad, Kiran Gandhi, has been training for the 26.2 mile London Marathon for a year. She ran the marathon to raise money for breast cancer research, she never intended to do anything more than that. The night before the race she started her period. Considering her options, she decided she didn’t want to worry about feminine products during the race so she would freely flow and leave the tampons at home.
For Kiran it became an opportunity to make … Keep Reading!!!
A revolutionary new menstrual product has entered the market. Sisters Radha and Miki Agrawal, and friend Antonia Dunbar, created a pair of self absorbing underwear that eliminates the need for pads or tampons, called THINX. Each pair can hold “up to 2 to 6 teaspoons of blood”, which is the equivalent of a tampon. The 3 styles offered range in price from $24 to $34.
CEO and cofounder, Miki Agrawal, told Forbes
… Keep Reading!!!
I want to change the culture around
Two high school students are fighting sexism with a game they created called Tampon Run. And as you can probably guess, the game that replaces guns with tampons to hurl at enemies.
Andrea Gonzales, 16 and Sophie Houser, 17, are both graduates of the Girls Who Code camp- a programmed designed to help relieve gender inequality in the coding/tech world. They decided that menstruation wasn’t talked about enough, or truly accepted in our culture, so they made a game … Keep Reading!!!
Okay, this is not something I’m completely proud to admit, but a tampon commercial totally made me tear up. (It’s a timely viewing, as I am quite hormonal at the moment.)
I’m not the only one, though. One of my friends even posted that she watched this with her two sons.
Clever marketing by Always? Perhaps. But I’d rather see this than those terrible U by Kotex commercials.
What do you think?
… Keep Reading!!!
Brian, the boys, and I spent part of the weekend in Ojai, CA with some friends for a little getaway.
I realized on the way there that this time of the month was not one I was prepared for and I asked Brian to stop once we got into the small town and run in and buy some tampons.
Brian found my bounty and was in line to make the purchase when a rugged mountain man behind … Keep Reading!!!