Monday, January 09, 2017

Blood Money!

            Techno Thrills

College Students Demand Free Tampons
"My heart bleeds for them."

USA Today reports:

College students are demanding free tampons on campus

Julie Chen, a sophomore at Emory College, wanted to help students get access to free tampons on campus, but she didn’t know how. So she started a petition last January to see how many people would use the supplies. In one week, it received more than 900 responses.

“It wasn’t supposed to go viral,” said Chen, now a junior and the college council vice president of finance. “Seeing all of those names made me really motivated and passionate to keep going on with it.”

In March, President Barack Obama became the first president to comment on menstruation when he asked why 40 states tax tampons as a luxury item. In July, New York became the 11th state to eliminate the sales tax on menstrual care products.
The petition received so many responses that Emory launched a pilot program during the fall 2016 semester to provide free tampons. The university changed the tampon dispensers in three locations — a dining hall, the library and one of its academic buildings — to make them free. If enough people use the program, it could become a permanent, university-wide initiative.

“Everyone was really excited about it, and we’ve definitely heard positive responses,” Chen said. “One girl left a comment that said, ‘If men had a need for tampons, they’d be falling out of the sky.’”

Emory is not alone: Students at colleges across the country are demanding free menstrual products. The University of Arizona, Columbia University, Reed College and the University of Minnesota, among others, have launched similar programs on campus, according to Inside Higher Ed.

Tampons are Funny

Charles: What about me? The trouble is I need you several times a week.

Camilla: Mmmm, so do I. I need you all the week. All the time.

Charles: Oh. God. I'll just live inside your trousers or something. It would be much easier!

Camilla: (laughing) "what are you going to turn into, a pair of knickers?

Both laugh

Camilla: Oh, You're your'e going to come back as a pair of knickers.

Charles: Or, God forbid a Tampax. Just my luck! (Laughs)

Camilla: You are a complete idiot (Laughs) Oh, what a wonderful idea.

Charles: My luck to be chucked down the lavatory and go on and on forever swirling round on the top, never going down.

Camilla: (Laughing) Oh, Darling!

Charles: Until the next one comes through.

Camilla: Oh, perhaps you could come back as a box.

Charles: What sort of box?

Camilla: A box of Tampax, so you could just keep going.

Charles: That's true.

 ' T H E C A M I L L A G A T E T A P E S '


Sonoboy said...

God! Charles is a bloody Tampax! As are most of the simplified English, letting the Trojan Horse of Islam destroy them from within. Hopefully his mum outlives him. Well, finally, the sun is setting on their empire, and it will be a suicidal ending led by the PC likes of this big-eared idiot. The only hope they have is Diana's contribution to the incestuous line. Perhaps they can help the nation pull out of the death spiral. Or not. How bizarre it would be that the savior of Britania would be a bloodline-less type such as Milo, leading the nations breeders to acute thinking via his oratory here in the states, as afforded by our 1st amendment; he would be jailed back home under their current speech laws.

Hail Milo!

Anonymous said...

Sonoboy, are you one of those who use the term "breeders" to express their contempt for heterosexuals? And "Hail, Milo!" indeed; we grow quite weary of perverts and sexual misfits being celebrated.

Ann Hedonia & Sam Paku

toadold said...

Where are they going to get the "free" money for their free "health products,?
At the rate state legislators are cutting the tax breaks and other benefits, they'll have to get on their bicycles and pedal their asses around.
It is an old one but what the heck.

Anonymous said...

Pedal -- peddle…I get it!

toadold said...

Next free vibrators.

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