SUSU to no longer make money from our menstrual cycles

The SUSU shop are to sell tampons at cost price in a short period of time. SUSU will sell tampons and sanitary towels at cost price in protest of EU’s so-called […]

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The SUSU shop are to sell tampons at cost price in a short period of time.

SUSU will sell tampons and sanitary towels at cost price in protest of EU’s so-called five per cent ‘period tax’, it has announced.

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SUSU president David Mendoza-Wolfson said the time of the month has come to:

Make the change, the tax is just wrong.

A motion will also be put forward to officially support the national campaign at the next Union Council meeting.

Profit on sanitary items on campus will be over in a short period of time, he adds, as the pricing change will come into effect on 1 March. The SUSU shop will also stock mooncups, a reusable menstrual cap made of silicone plastic.

In his blog DMW is also encouraging people to sign this petition to stop the period tax. Period.

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Students have been periodically complaining about the VAT charge on the Feminism Society Facebook group for some time now.

The decision is not an ovary-action, says its president, Natalie Rowell:

I think most people can agree that sanitary items are hardly a luxury, but rather a necessity that many of our students have to purchase.

Humanities student Kathryn Parsons says:

It’s bloody great news…And mooncups are really good, so much better for the environment and loads of people I know recommend them.

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