FREE PERIOD PRODUCTS:
WHY THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO ACT NOW.
Access to period products is a matter of human rights, and we call on the UK government to follow Scotland’s example and take decisive action in providing free period products for all.
For too long, those unable to access period products have suffered in silence, afraid to speak about an entirely healthy and natural bodily function which is made infinitely worse without the means to take care of it.
This has forced people to use potentially inappropriate and harmful alternatives, such as socks or newspapers; to use pads or tampons for far too long, with serious health consequences; or to use nothing at all. This has implications for people’s mental health too; not being able to access essential products can lead to both huge panic and low self-esteem.
Scotland's decision is a major win for menstrual equity, recognising that the needs of women and people who menstruate matter, and providing products accordingly, for everyone who needs them. We now need the same kind of decisive leadership and action that we’ve just seen in Scotland, throughout the UK.
Without the work of small charities, including but not limited to Bloody Good Period, people living with limited means or in poverty would be forced to make impossible choices – between tampons and food, or between a nappy for their baby and period products for themselves – or perhaps to use no period products at all. That is the reality for far too many people, and it is not one that should be being solved by small charities and the goodwill of donors.
We're asking you guys, our legendary supporters, to write to your MP and ask them to raise this issue. We need to raise the pressure on the Government to get them to take action.
But I don't know what to write! I can't spell! etc etc.
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Send it where? To who? Is the post a thing anymore?
Calm down. Just click below to look up your MP, and ping them an email full of period-loving, menstrual equity joy.