Women have been paying a “pink tax” for years without seeing it explicitly printed on their sales receipts. Simply put, the pink tax refers to the premium price that women pay for many products that are marketed to women when compared to comparable, generic products.
Women are also impacted by high taxes applied to period products – as if they were some kind of luxury product – but that’s beginning to change, both in the United States and around the World.
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You’ve no doubt seen the recent news about the first all-female spacewalk. Astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir spent seven hours and 17 minutes outside of the International Space Station tasked with replacing a power controller.
This event was remarkable considering that “women were not admitted into the astronaut program until 1978, and an American woman did not fly into space until Sally Ride did so in 1983”. In the following year astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. Some see this new milestone as helping to establish a path for the first women to visit the moon and then to travel to Mars.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, another acknowledgement of women’s contribution is on its way in Central Park – a monument commemorating Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth.
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The mission of PERIOD.org is to end period poverty and period stigma through service, education and advocacy. Founded in 2014 by two 16-year-old high school students PERIOD has addressed over 700,000 periods through product distribution and registered over 400 campus chapters in all 50 US states and in over 30 countries.
According to PERIOD, October 19th is the world’s first National Period Day and you can be part of this event.
PERIOD is working to hold rallies in all 50 US states on the 19th to raise awareness of their mission. Click on your state at Period.org to learn more, sign up on Period.org for news updates, and explore what else you can do to get involved and make a difference.