femininism

america.aljazeera.com
All-male Utah panel votes to keep sales tax on tampons
A Utah committee of all-male lawmakers has voted to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products despite an international push to remove it.

“Governments that make money off the products penalize women for their biology, some say. That perspective has picked up momentum, with at least five U.S. states dumping the taxes.

Pennsylvania and Minnesota are among states that have eliminated the taxes. A handful of other states, including California, have seen similar proposals before their legislatures this year. In Wisconsin, a Democratic lawmaker has proposed providing free tampons in all public buildings.

President Barack Obama said in an interview with a YouTube blogger last month that he had no idea why feminine hygiene products were taxed.

Overseas, Canada removed taxes on the items last year, and British leaders, who have set the tax at the lowest possible level, have considered doing away with it altogether.

Feminine hygiene products should not be considered luxuries but necessities like prescription drugs or food, which most U.S. states do not tax, said Stephanie Pitcher with the Utah Women’s Coalition. “Having a period is not a choice for women,” she said.”

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(^✪ᆺ✪^)ノ ~ Meow’d Rosa

In the heart of darkness. Under the sun of torture. To the capitals of the world. In the name of the victims. I eject all the sperm I have received. I turn the milk of my breasts into lethal poison. I take back the world I gave birth to. I choke between my thighs the world I gave birth to. I bury it in my womb. Down with the happiness of submission. Long live hate and contempt, rebellion and death.
—  Heiner Müller, Hamletmachine
White House Petition for “T” Gender Marker on legal documents

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/evaluate-impact-supporting-transgender-community-through-adding-t-gender-marker-place-only-mf

Also specifically lists “TF” for Trans-Feminine & “TM” for Trans-Masculine

Deadline = 3/13, so please spread this!