the JCR notes that:
-Women study at the college
-at any one time, up to 25% of women will be on their period.
The JCR further notes that
-tampons and sanitary pads are taxed at 5%, because they are seen as a ‘luxury’ by European legislation
-interestingly, men’s razors are not seen as a luxury. They are not taxed at all.
-the average cost of a box of tampons is £3.50. The average cost of pads is £3.00
-the average woman in Oxford will spend roughly £220 on tampons and pads throughout the course of her degree
The JCR further notes that:
-Starting your period can often come out of nowhere, and has a tendency of arriving at inopportune moments
-periods can start literally minutes before a tute/lecture/class when there may not be time to go and buy tampons or pads
-periods will happen even if you are completely overdrawn and have no money
-it may be embarrassing to ask friends for tampons or pads for a multitude of reasons.
The JCR resolves to:
-provide boxes of tampons and pads in the ground floor loos of Main Quad, Rad Quad, DB1, DB2, and Master’s Lodgings