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If you live in Scotland that is

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...itics-51629880




Do you think it is right that period products should be free?
The money has to come from somewhere remember... aka the taxpaying public....




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ps: If any women here live in scotland, send me some and i'll sell them in england and we can split the profit
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I got so excited then read ... scotland.
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I got so excited then read ... scotland.
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They should have period banks like they have food banks and whoever needs can get it from there.
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They should have period banks like they have food banks and whoever needs can get it from there.
I initially laughed when I read that., ..but thinking about it, if there are "food banks" then perhaps there is an argument for period banks
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So only happening in Scotland? Very unfair, period products should be free everywhere
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So only happening in Scotland? Very unfair, period products should be free everywhere
The money to make them free will have to come from the taxpayer, and half of the taxpayers do not have periods. Is that fair?
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So only happening in Scotland? Very unfair, period products should be free everywhere
Only for the extreme poor I think.

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(Original post by ANM775)
I initially laughed when I read that., ..but thinking about it, if there are "food banks" then perhaps there is an argument for period banks
I think so.
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So only happening in Scotland? Very unfair, period products should be free everywhere
Why should they be free anywhere?
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The money to make them free will have to come from the taxpayer, and half of the taxpayers do not have periods. Is that fair?
I suppose not , no
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Lucky Scots i guess.
To be honest i don't really buy the financial argument, in the grand scheme of things this is a very small drop in a very large ocean (unless someone would like to correct my assumption on the finances here). However, i guess the argument on 'fairness' does stand to a point although one would argue it is rather beside the point when girls/women are being forced to stuff an old tshirt down their knickers to avoid the egregious embarrassment of what happens when a tampon cant be afforded, by the poor.
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Oh, Scotland... :rolleyes:

Will they be Tartan themed?
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I imagine it'll be like free condoms - available in a fair number of places, potentially at fairly low quality, but ultimately most people still buy their own.
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How clickbait-ey of you.
Dont have much of an issue either way. There are a number of charities and sexual health clinics that offer them free to those cannot afford them already, to those who can its just a nuisance to spend money on such products.
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The money to make them free will have to come from the taxpayer, and half of the taxpayers do not have periods. Is that fair?
Considerably more tax revenue comes from men than women so.....have them on us girls.
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The money to make them free will have to come from the taxpayer, and half of the taxpayers do not have periods. Is that fair?
There's thousands of things that are funded by taxes that don't affect all taxpayers, objections on the basis of "well I don't stand to benefit from this" are ridiculously self-centred. Period poverty is a serious issue when you then see people missing school or work because they can't afford menstrual products and as such is an issue that should be addressed, with things like this
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The money to make them free will have to come from the taxpayer, and half of the taxpayers do not have periods. Is that fair?
Is this one of those really dumb men's rights activists arguments?

I also can't give birth, yet I don't whine about the fairness of having to contribute to the costs of the associated medical care.
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This is basically just virtue-signaling on the part of the Scottish government, in my opinion. How many women will really be popping down to the public toilets to grab their (almost undoubtedly terrible quality) free tampons? In my opinion, it would've been better to just give those women who need it the £10/month.
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(Original post by Calibrated.)
Is this one of those really dumb men's rights activists arguments?

I also can't give birth, yet I don't whine about the fairness of having to contribute to the costs of the associated medical care.
You could whine about it if you wanted.
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Very easy to deliver when you have a never ending chequebook known as the Barnett Consequentials.
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