“Tampons and pads should be treated just like toilet paper — they’re the equivalent,” argues Nancy Kramer. She has started Free the Tampons, a campaign to make feminine products accessible in all restrooms. “Menstruation is a normal bodily function, and it should be treated like that.”
This apparently is a new front in fighting the war on women. It’s one more piece of overhead to be passed on to the public, of course. Are tampons really like toilet paper? Funny, I thought women used toilet paper too. I also thought public hygiene and health laws made toilet paper mandatory because rest rooms in public places are mandatory, and a rest room without tp isn’t worth much. Hard to cram those rolls into a purse, too.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Your Ethics Alarms Ethics Quiz of the Day is…
Is it unethical for restrooms not to supply free tampons and pads?
I’m going to make a couple of observations rather than a straight call on this. The observation is that if the idea is to write a law requiring free tampons, I’m doing exactly what a lot of establishments do with toilet paper. I’m using the cheapest, barely adequate product available.
I wonder what free personal product femi-socialists will demand next? Free cosmetics? Hair spray? Midol? What about mouthwash? Ear swabs? Toothbrushes and tooth paste? Isn’t it the government’s job to make oral hygiene more accessible? Isn’t it businesses’ obligation to pay for our individual bodily needs, like birth control?
Pointer: Advice Goddess Blog