There’s been talk about lifting the tax on sanitary products, but why do we pay for them in the first place? Imagine being an eleven year old who’s having a period (I started in the 5th grade, so it’s definitely possible), and you’re at school with no money and no pads. The bathroom has a dispenser with those stiff ass cardboard tampons, but you don’t have a quarter for them. What do you do? Head to the bathroom and wrap toilet paper around your panties and hope it holds up until you get home.