“Period poverty”

 

11 Comments

  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  March 8, 2018

    Pads cost $2 a packet of 20. 10c each.

    Who can claim that they can’t afford that ? 50c a week !

    • robertguyton

       /  March 8, 2018

      Sad comment, Kitty. Just…sad.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 8, 2018

        Why ? it’s true. Look in the supermarket if you don’t believe me. The generic brand at Pak & Save is 20 for $2.

        You would disagree no matter I said,.

        • Traveller

           /  March 8, 2018

          There are priorities and there are priorities. $3 to $4 a month on sanitary goods or a one off menstruated cap are too expensive. Give me a break. This is asinine virtue signalling, lets lament our natural bodily functions garbage.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  March 9, 2018

            $1 a week at most. Are we to believe that anyone can’t afford that ?

  2. david in aus

     /  March 8, 2018

    Pregnant women donating sanitary pads- sounds like virtue-signaling. Imagine the collections centres and distribution networks for something that cost 10c each.
    People, we need more teddy bears for third-world countries as well, just add sanitary pads to your female teddy; kill two birds with one stone. Sorted.

  3. Maggy Wassilieff

     /  March 8, 2018

    Let’s be honest here Kitty Catkin..
    Pads are a bloody pain.
    Some leak, they rub (God, remember biking home from school with a pad?), they stink, they shift about in your knickers (I won’t even mention sanitary belts!).

    Tampons are preferable, but some leak. The best are around $8-10/ packet of 30 tampons.

    What a blessing is menopause.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 9, 2018

      The modern ones are much better, they stick to your knickers and don’t shift. I mentioned them as the cheapest option. There will always be a brand of tampons on special.

  4. Sunny

     /  March 8, 2018

    Yes. Let’s get pregnant women to pay. They don’t have any essential expenses coming up-maternity clothes, medical, baby furniture, baby clothes, nipple cream, stretch cream, nursing bras, high chairs, strollers, cot, bedding, car seats, loss of income….. Also what about toilet paper. That’s essential. Who should pay for that.

  5. Kitty Catkin

     /  March 9, 2018

    Why on earth shouldn’t people pay for these things for their own children ? They are paid to have them, given a handout that is the equivalent of what many people have to live on, if they are struggling on a tax-free income of $1000 a week and have 6 months off paid for.

  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  March 9, 2018

    It’s like the terrible cost of shaving every day men have to pay for. Shaving poverty is worse.

    Maybe we pay for it by only buying about a tenth of the female wardrobe of clothes, shoes and makeup though.