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    (Original post by Nirvana1989-1994)
    I live in England haha.

    I must have an exemption card then, but I've never known about it.
    You don't pick up your own prescriptions?
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    (Original post by XOR_)
    Only if men get a day/week off for their periods.
    What type of periods do men get?
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    You don't pick up your own prescriptions?
    I don't take the heart medication anymore, but my parents used to pick it up for me.

    I did used to get something else, and they never charged me.
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    (Original post by Fadel)
    Can male workers take a day off because they're tired?
    Not an expert, but I'm pretty sure a woman bleeding from her genitals for a week is not equivalent to a man being tired.
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    (Original post by l'etranger)
    Only if I get the day off each time I get a boner.
    Doubt you would get any sympathy for that problem.
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    (Original post by Nirvana1989-1994)
    I don't take the heart medication anymore, but my parents used to pick it up for me.

    I did used to get something else, and they never charged me.
    You may have been young enough not to need to pay for them
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    Well if men had one, someone may have introduced this a long time ago.
    And same if men had to use sanitary products they'd be a lot cheaper etc. etc. (I know off-topic, but sort of relevant)
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    (Original post by chikane)
    Doubt you would get any sympathy for that problem.
    Maybe if I show my female boss it's a big one
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    You may have been young enough not to need to pay for them
    Okay.
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    It would lead to even fewer women being promoted, and indeed hired at all. A small business given the choice between candidates of a broadly similar calibre will pick the person that won't cost them 12 days of productivity each year. Similarly, it is business reality that sickness rates factor into promotion decisions. As does a person's willingness to forego their legal entitlement to holiday in order to appear dedicated, though where this happens it certainly shouldn't.

    Essentially this would just lead to more wage gap argument nonsense, and more generally foster resentment in the workplace. Whether this is fair or not is quite separate to whether or not it is true. You can't do something and pretend you were ignorant to the expected outcome(s).

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      (Original post by XOR_)
      Only if men get a day/week off for their periods.
      or to watch their team play
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      (Original post by claireestelle)
      Sorry you don't, I mean say you can't take bc but want to take say tanexamic acid to decrease the bleeding then you have to pay for that despite both making periods more comfortable.
      You don't have to pay for tranexamic acid if it's prescribed.
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      tbh i think sometimes yes bc im a 16 year old girl and sometimes my period pain is so bad and i have cramps, back pain, breast pain, migraines etc and it feels like youre about to pass out so heck yaaa.
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      (Original post by claireestelle)
      You may have been young enough not to need to pay for them
      I am on levythyroxine for my thyroid and am exempt from paying for any medication. I am on Tranaxemic acid which i don't pay for either.
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      (Original post by discobish)
      So in Zambia women are allowed to take a day off for their period once a month, also known as 'Mother's Day'. :borat:

      This day doesn't have to be taken on 'day one' - it can be taken at any time of the month when ladies feel their menstrual cycle is interrupting their work (e.g. stomach cramps/back aches leading up to etc). (Read it in full here)

      Unsurprisingly, this has stirred up a lot of criticism from both males and females!

      As much as it sounds like a good idea... what if 10 female employees all decide to take their 'Mother's Day' on the same day?! Workplaces could crumble :zomg:

      Do you think this law is something that should be practiced in England/other countries? :hmmmm:

      Or maybe you're completely against the idea?! :hmmm::hmmm::hmmm::hmmm:
      honestly? I'd have expected a more genuine question from a TSR community team member...
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      Absolutely not. Just think of how much productivity we'd lose if a large proportion of workers took a day off every month. Feminists need to stop playing the victim and get with the real world.
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      (Original post by l'etranger)
      Maybe if I show my female boss it's a big one
      Your male boss might be more interested instead.
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      (Original post by chikane)
      Your male boss might be more interested instead.
      I do get hit on by gay men rather a lot :erm:
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      If a doctor says they're not fit enough to work then why shouldn't they. I used to have such terrible periods when I was in school, to the point where I couldn't really walk, and I know there are women who suffer with it worse than that. So why should they have to work under such horrible conditions?
     
     
     
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