Periods in the News

+++ Missouri Pink Tax News — We have a summary and updates from Jefferson City.

Boston schools will offer free menstrual supplies for students starting this fall
June 17, 2019 — CNN

Brookline To Offer Free Tampons And Pads In All Its Public Buildings
May 24, 2019 —

England to Offer Hospital Patients Free Sanitary Products
March 3, 2019 — New York Times

Pink tax: Why do women pay more for goods and services?
Feb. 18, 2019 — KCTV, Kansas City
This is a good report by Emily Sinovic — lots of details, worth a read/watch!

What women need to be aware of when it comes to the pink tax
Jan. 31, 2019 — KSHB, Kansas City

California and Illinois must provide students free feminine products
Jan. 8, 2019 — The Lilly

Nevada becomes the 10th state to eliminate a ‘pink tax‘ on menstrual products
Nov. 7, 2019 — CNN

Governor Cuomo Reminds Schools of New Law Requiring School Districts to Provide Free Feminine Hygiene Products in Restrooms
Sept. 10, 2018 —

Scotland to Provide Free Sanitary Products to Students
August 29, 2018 — New York Times

It’s Not Just the Tampon Tax: Why Periods Are Political
July 22, 2018 — New York Times

More States Move To End ‘Tampon Tax’ That’s Seen As Discriminating Against Women
March 25, 2018 — NPR

Tampons are out among younger women. Why feminine hygiene is newest consumer battlefield
March 27, 2017 — USA Today

Cambridge students help launch pilot program to expand access to feminine products
Dec. 8, 2016 — Wicked Local Cambridge

If Condoms are Free, Why Aren’t Tampons?
March 11, 2016 — Inside Higher Ed

Free Tampons Should be a Human Right
March 8, 2016 — Huffington Post

The Price Young Girls Pay When Tampons Aren’t Free
Feb. 29, 2016 — Vice

Free Tampons Are Coming to NYC Schools, Jails and Shelters
June 21, 2016 — The Gothamist

Kenyan schoolgirls dread their periods, but simple changes could help
October 7, 2015 — The Conversation

Here’s How Much A Woman’s Period Will Cost Her Over A Lifetime
May 18, 2015 — Huffington Post