At least 32 states have introduced measures to eliminate the "tampon tax," according to Period Equity, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing menstrual access affordability.
"Lifting the cone of silence around menstruation is how we erase the shame and fear associated with periods."
Legislation which ensures local authorities have a legal duty to offer period products passed through the Scottish parliament unanimously on Tuesday.
The Period Products Bill made it through the first stage of the legislative process with unanimous support, but politicians warn there need to be major amendments if it is to pass into law.
Keith Ellison joined Alexanddria Ocasio-Cortez in ridiculing a "pink tax" on tampons and other feminine hygiene products; meanwhile, Ohio unanimously passed a repeal of state sales tax on feminine products.
The tax on menstrual hygiene products is state-sanctioned discrimination that needs to be eradicated. Full stop. Period.
In most states menstrual products are not sales tax-exempt, a category primarily reserved for food, prescription medications, and other "necessities of life."
On the eve of her third annual SlutWalk march, model Amber Rose stars in a new PSA to raise awareness about the tampon tax.
Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative could be the perfect vehicle to create change for girls' education.