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Pick Me Up! - - THE REAL PRICE OF PERIODS - Lisa Cross, Not­ting­ham An­drea Jones-savin, Pem­brokeshire Han­nah Marie Burke, Burnt­wood

I’ve been home­less, had no money, and I felt so ashamed us­ing toi­let roll, rags, socks, etc. I’m so glad my daugh­ter will never feel hu­mil­i­a­tion like I did. No-one should feel ashamed for not be­ing able to af­ford the prod­ucts they need. You can get free con­doms – and hav­ing sex is a choice! – but you don’t choose to have pe­ri­ods. Why should you have to find money for san­i­tary prod­ucts when a lot of peo­ple strug­gle to just buy food? When I had my son, even though I worked, I had noth­ing left once I paid my bills. It only ever hap­pened once, but I had to buy baby milk and I ran out of san­i­tary tow­els. I had to use tis­sue. I do think that san­i­tary prod­ucts shouldn’t be taxed.

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