March 22, 2016
The ThinkProgress writer approvingly quotes a Canadian campaigner””These products are an essential part of a normal, public life for” (get this) “people with periods””then adds:
Low-income women in the U.S. are sometimes forced to resort to desperate measures, like using old rags, because government assistance programs like SNAP don”t offer financial assistance to help them purchase tampons or pads.
“Old rags”: The “back-alley abortions” of the 21st century? Weirdly, plenty of “low-income women“ somehow manage to pay for hair extensions, cigarettes, elaborate manicures, and regular excursions to “da club” out of those welfare checks.
But don”t think this “government is my husband” attitude is restricted to the left. Here’s a chick who works at National Review praising the White House for
working with diaper companies to help lower the cost of diapers overall (like removing expensive graphics) and enroll individuals & other non-profits in programs to help distribute bulk diapers at a discounted rate to women who may not be able to get them elsewhere. Because many poor families live in rural areas or don”t have access to the Internet, it can be hard for them to get diapers in bulk at a lower cost as it is for others.
Clearly, America needs a Tennessee Valley Girl Project to get Pampers and maxi pads to these primitive “rural areas,” which I now envision as flooded with blood clots and baby poop.
For obvious biological reasons, women are particularly focused on effluvia. Luckily, I”m too old to have a personal investment in the price of sundry absorbent accessories. But I really hate me some taxes. Wouldn”t a “Boston Tampon Party” protest be hysterical?
Yeah, no. These women (and too many men) aren”t interested in revolution. Sure, that’s depressing, but at least spring is here, and the days are getting, er, lighter.