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    (Original post by Emerald777O)
    It's periods. Extremely painful periods and we have to pay for it? Even £1 is a little too much for that. But I mean, that's your opinion.
    I have a psychotic disorder for which I take 5 different medications a month and have been for the past 10 years. It's not on the list of NHS exemptions. Why should I have to pay for drugs to stop me hearing voices? :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I have a psychotic disorder for which I take 5 different medications a month and have been for the past 10 years. It's not on the list of NHS exemptions. Why should I have to pay for drugs to stop me hearing voices? :dontknow:
    I've never said once that you should have to pay. I personally think that you shouldn't pay for stuff like pads/tampons or medication.
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    (Original post by Emerald777O)
    I've never said once that you should have to pay. I personally think that you shouldn't pay for stuff like pads/tampons or medication.
    Interesting. :beard:

    I get migraines. Caffeine helps with the pain when painkillers and topamax have failed. Are you gonna fund my Starbucks?
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Interesting. :beard:

    I get migraines. Caffeine helps with the pain when painkillers and topamax have failed. Are you gonna fund my Starbucks?
    -_- obviously not
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    (Original post by Emerald777O)
    -_- obviously not
    I didn't choose to have migraines and I am in pain. These happen more than once a month despite being on medication. They can also last 3 or 4 days.



    Do you not see what a slippery slope this is?
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Interesting. :beard:

    I get migraines. Caffeine helps with the pain when painkillers and topamax have failed. Are you gonna fund my Starbucks?
    Panadol, feminax, hot water bottles and even chocolate have been said to alleviate period pain. No ones asking for all of that to be free so why are you dragging it out?
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    Yeah well I didn't choose to require nourishment to survive; guess the taxpayer should fill my fridge for me.
    But everyone needs food. You're not special.
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    Yes, I think so.
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    Oh my gosh yes! Think! If women didn't have pads and tampons, we'd just be free bleeding! It's actually insane that we have to pay for something that we cannot control
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    I think they should definitely be free, at least in schools and colleges however if funding was available then free for women of all ages. No one chooses to have a period and they cost so much that it is ridiculously expensive for families with lower income, and can come out of savings for other things (such as school uniform)
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    In our college (I guess because we're smaller) we have a schedule for certain people to stock the supply each week, again this isn't tackling the fact that the tax needs to be abolished or the fact that in many larger schools they should be free but I guess there are other ways to help... in some ways I guess this issue has just been brushed under the carpet because of embarrassment etc. but it's great seeing an increase awareness over the years and people actually acknowledging the changes needed 😊
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    (Original post by ThatOldGuy)
    Sure, as long as toilet paper is free. I didn't choose to have to poo. It happens regardless of whether I decide I want to or not. Why shouldn't toilet paper be free?
    I didn't choose to be born, why shouldn't everything be free?

    Help, help, I'm being repressed!
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    (Original post by FakeNewsEditor)
    I didn't choose to be born, why shouldn't everything be free?

    Help, help, I'm being repressed!
    You think you've got it hard - I identify as a rich man stuck in a poor man's body, but banks won't give me money. Bunch of transwealthaphobes.
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    (Original post by ThatOldGuy)
    Sure, as long as toilet paper is free. I didn't choose to have to poo. It happens regardless of whether I decide I want to or not. Why shouldn't toilet paper be free?
    Are you the only one that uses toilet paper?
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    Are you the only one that uses toilet paper?
    I hope not. Otherwise, I'm done shaking hands.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    But everyone needs food. You're not special.
    Half the population of earth is female, you’re not special
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    (Original post by paul514)
    Half the population of earth is female, you’re not special
    That's different. Or would you be ok with us bleeding everywhere?
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    Free is difficult, but for sure exempt from VAT or at least reduced rate.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    That's different. Or would you be ok with us bleeding everywhere?
    Would you be okay with everyone pooing everywhere?
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    That's different. Or would you be ok with us bleeding everywhere?
    Is that the comparative here? You either pay for our sanitary products* or we start dripping all over the place?

    This thread is one big 'gibs' fest. Freeloaders unite.
 
 
 
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