The Daily Telegraph
Period dignity role axed in furore after job went to a man
A PERIOD dignity officer role has been scrapped by a group that claimed it had faced “threats and abuse” after Snp-run councils in Scotland handed the sensitive job to a man.
The appointment of Jason Grant as period dignity regional lead officer in Tayside created controversy worldwide and fierce opposition from people who said a woman should get the job.
He was hired last month by Tayside’s period dignity working group, on a salary of more than £33,000 per year, to promote access to free sanitary products in schools and colleges, where he would also have discussed issues around the menopause.
The role will now be axed after criticism led by Martina Navratilova, the former world tennis No1, who branded the appointment as “ridiculous”, and even Ian Blackford, the SNP’S Westminster leader.
“Given threats and abuse levelled at individuals, the … role will not continue,” the group said. “Support will be provided to [anyone] subjected to attacks. Their safety is paramount.”