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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:18 PM

Republicans think tampons need to be taxed to limit women from buying too many

By Emily Singer -February 11, 2020 3:58 PM

Some Tennessee lawmakers are worried that women would abuse the tax-free status of feminine hygiene products.

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are raising objections to a proposal that would add feminine hygiene products to the list of items that can be purchased during the state's annual sales-tax holiday, the Associated Press reported.

According to the AP, the GOP lawmakers worried that women would abuse the law and purchase too many feminine hygiene products during the pause on state sales tax on some items — including computers and clothing. The pause lasts only one weekend, starting on the last Friday of July, the AP reported.

"I would think since it's a sales tax holiday, there's really no limit on the number of items anybody can purchase," Republican state Sen. Joey Hensley said during a debate on the proposal on Tuesday, according to the AP. "I don't know how you would limit the number of items someone could purchase."

Eliminating the so-called "tampon tax" has been a growing movement in states across the country.

https://americanindependent.com/tennessee-gop-tampon-ban-feminine-hygiene-products-sales-tax-holiday-republicans/

Yep this dude and he is a dude and others are more concerned about tampons and that cost, while in his state there is presently a sitting US Senator, that voted to help enable a CON man to commit crimes against the Constitution and attack the same people in the state that are on disability.....................and to top it all off he has penguins screaming in his ear.................even if it is a picture...............

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough....................

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Reply Republicans think tampons need to be taxed to limit women from buying too many (Original post)
turbinetree Tuesday OP
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:21 PM

1. "eeek! Women with too many tampons are destroying my country!" **breathes heavily**

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:21 PM

2. This topic fires me up, especially when there are teenage girls

in America unable to attend school due to a lack of protection. All us females just love to stockpile feminine products. Fuck them, every last one of them.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:28 PM

6. I went to visit my daughter in her new apartment

And she had a small basket of tampons on the back of her toilet. I asked her why she did that and she replied that all women occasionally get their periods unprepared and this solves the problem.

I thought that was incredibly kind. Because feminine hygiene products should be available everywhere.

Did anybody ask if this sales tax holiday includes condoms???

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:29 PM

9. Of course not...pieces of shit all of them.

That is very kind of your daughter.😊

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:22 PM

3. Well, then Tennesee...

May I suggest a motto:

Tennessee is for lovers of absurdity!

I mean, that one goes on the list of just how low and ridiculous you can get. Is this a competition between backwards states in order to confuse their constituents and maybe get them to fight, tooth and claw, over which is the best breakfast cereal?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:23 PM

4. Tax holiday? How about not tax them in the first place?

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:29 PM

8. Right?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:23 PM

5. Cashier at (insert drug store chain) "No ma'am. Looks like you've been tampon shopping

all over the county.

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:29 PM

19. Good point! Maybe they're afraid women will be driving across our borders

from Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, etc. to save a few pennies in tampon taxes!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:30 PM

10. Well hell ya... Just like diabetics deserve to pay an extra rent/mortgage to buy insulin.

Capitalism is not your damn friend... It is a top down pyramid and there is always another above you who will destroy you, no matter how safe you think you are. Just wait until foreign billionaires (Russian) destroy the value of your capital, just to gobble it up.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:30 PM

11. Who needs tampons when they can retreat to a special tent in the back yard for 7 days?





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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:49 PM

12. Maybe all of those men need to be sent boxes of used tampons and pads as a thank you gift

For this assinine stupid law!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:58 PM

13. What's the limit on guns and ammo?

When tampons are outlawed, only outlaws will have tampons.

"From my cold, dead hands."

Just doesn't seem the same. Do tampons kill 92 Americans per day? Not even if Aroldis Chapman throws one at 105 mph.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:01 PM

14. Well, ladies, there's one way to get the GOP to come to its senses on this.

Visit their offices, sit on their best chairs, cause a bit of staining and then apologize for trying not to abuse their stupid law.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:06 PM

15. What do they think we do with the 'extra' tampons? Eat them?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:14 PM

16. What the ever loving fuck?

Do they think they are sex toys or something? I am so sick of these ass-backward, ignorant rednecks who know absolutely fuck-all about women and their bodies trying to pass laws to harm and control us!

Meanwhile any psycho with a few bucks can go in and buy an assault weapon and all the ammunition he can carry no questions asked, while innocent people continue to get massacred on a weekly basis in this country and NOTHING is done about it. Fuck these right-wing troglodytes and the people who vote for them!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:20 PM

17. I was expecting this to be a post from The Onion.

WTF??? What the hell does this imbecile think women do with those things??? The stupid. It burns.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:24 PM

18. Send 'em some tampon cookies like the seventh grade girls did at one school!



https://scoop.upworthy.com/students-bake-tampon-cookies-protest-male-principal-menstrual-hygiene

"It is criminal that, in 2019, we're still debating whether menstrual products should be considered a necessity at schools. Free tampons at school help those with access to fewer resources to not skip school because of their period. Access to tampons in schools is a basic necessity but a male middle school principal decided against the idea when 7th-grade students asked for free tampons in their school bathroom. The principal said that they would 'abuse the privilege' if tampons were distributed for free, according to a report by Yahoo Lifestyle. And also, how does one 'abuse the privilege' of having access to free tampons?
Not willing to take no for an answer, students organized an innovative protest by making baked tampon-shaped cookies. National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) president and activist Ilyse Hogue shared an image of the tampon-themed cookies on Twitter lauded them for their effort. She tweeted: My friend’s 7th grader goes to a school where the kids organized for free tampons in the bathroom. The male principle said no because they would ‘abuse the privilege.’ The kids decided to stage a cookie protest. Behold the tampon cookies!”
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Privilege is never knowing what it’s like to be caught in public without a tampon when you need one.
... ...
 
Ilyse Hogue's tweet and the image of the tampon cookies went viral with many praising their students for taking the fight to the authorities. The girls behind the protest announced that the protest had the desired effect and made a statement at their own personalized website: This is the Revolutionary Girls' Baking Society. We are three middle school friends who believe no woman or girl should be shamed by her period.  She should feel confident and not secretive. It should just be the norm. Because it is. After our cookie protest, our principal and the school board are now working to make sure every girl in our town will have the products they need readily available so no girl misses a day of school.  We are very grateful that the school has taken our action seriously and is making a change. Feminine hygiene is not a luxury or a privilege, and not having tampons and pads is a barrier to every girl’s education.

Claire Coder, the founder of Aunt Flow, an organization that provides menstrual products at school, supported the students' protest. “I appreciate that the students did speak out for this necessity. I love that they continued forward even when someone said no. No is not an answer anymore. That was remarkable of them.” Coder said that the access to tampons in school is "not just an amenity — it’s a necessity.”

Coder also said it was important to stock tampon supplies in the bathroom, a practice not followed everywhere. “That’s a problem when you get your period, especially unexpectedly. You don’t want to leave the bathroom, go all the way to the nurse’s office, and then all the way back to the bathroom,” Coder says. A study by Period, a menstrual movement organization, Period, found that 84 percent of students “have either missed class time or know someone who missed class time because they did not have access to period products.”

 

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:17 PM

20. Does he think they're addictive or something?

Or can be used to make meth like Sudafed?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:24 PM

21. I think some Tennessee lawmakers need to receive a shit ton of tampons in the mail

Preferably used.

We should mail them so many they'll think it's fucking snowing.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:27 PM

22. Will they make a list of women abusers of tampons?

My daughters buy a lot. I'm just curious how they're going to keep track.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:28 PM

23. geez

what's next? Prohibiting tampon sales to "virgins"?

(My Mom, bless her heart, forbade me from using tampons in my teen years, because I would "ruin myself".)

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