Menstrual Product Activism

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Bobel, Chris. ""our Revolution has Style": Contemporary Menstrual Product Activists
"Doing Feminism" in the Third Wave." Sex Roles, vol. 54, no. 5-6, 2006, pp. 331-345,
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Bobel's journal is a composite of different papers and poems about menstrual product activism. This journal talks about healthier, less expensive, and less resource-intensive alternatives for menstrual products. Menstrual product activism started in the mid-1970s and is still a serious topic today. However, this topic gets very little scholarly attention, which was Chris
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He recognized how overpriced women's products are and that it's unfair. By doing this, he was hoping other companies would follow in his footsteps. Unfortunately, not many have. One lawmaker in California made a calculation, figuring out that California female residents pay $7 a month in taxes on tampons and pads, adding up to $20 million in annual taxes for the state. The article also quotes Nitasha Mehata, the associate director of the company, saying "Over-the-counter medications aren't charged sales tax, neither are condoms, but pads and tampons are. We didn't understand why women have to be charged up to 10 percent in sales tax for an item that's a necessity." (Picchi,…show more content…
Maloney's article goes into detail about on average how much women spend on feminine products. It compares how much a women spends on hygiene products compared to a man. It showed that women pay a significant amount more than men for products like razors, soap, deodorant etc. It also showed that items targeted for women are also more expensive. For example, a pink scooter for "girls" was twenty dollars more than the exact same scooter in the color blue. Carolyn Maloney is a US representative for New York's 12th congressional district. She is also a member of the democratic party. She served as a Councilmember for 10 years. On the council, she served as the first Chair of the Committee on Contracts, investigating contracts issued by New York City in sludge and other areas. She created the City's Vendex program, which established computerized systems tracking information on City contracts and vendors doing business with the City. She also introduced the first measure in New York to recognize domestic partnerships, including those of same-sex

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