The "Woman Tax" Giveback: A Bleeding Need
Organized by: Rita Leslie
March 29, 2016
EVENT DATE Apr 09, 2016
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
We're hosting a fundrasing event to collect tampons, sanitary napkins and toiletries for women in need.
Come hang with us Saturday, Feburary 13, 2016 from 5 to 8 at 421 2nd Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317.
MINGLE 'N SHITE:
The lovely Amy McDaniel has agreed to host so we can collect items, commune with one another ( read braid each other's hair and talk real close) and have a couple drinks and light refreshments.
IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO HELP:
You can still be apart of the solution by making an online donation. If we meet our goal we can purchase more items like: tampons, sanitary napkins, pads, baby wipes, heating pads, new panties and tote bags and then distribute them accordingly.
SHARING IS CARING:
Please share this link to help spread the word.
The more money we get, the more bags we can assemble.
The ability to create life is a fairly decent consolation prize for the inconvenience of menstruation.
HOWEVER, we shouldn't be subject to hidden penalties because of capitalism and Mother Nature.
Aside from the world wide social stigma surrounding periods, the cost is also staggering. Sanitary napkins and feminine hygiene products are not luxury items and shouldn't be taxed as such. On average women pay more for the same items as men, razors, lotion, haircuts and even cars- this is called the "woman tax" or "pink tax".
But don't just take my word for it, check out the stats for yourself:http://nottmagazine.com/2015/09/13/infographic-the-female-tax/
So all this got us thinking about what we could do at home, in our own communities to help at risk women in transition (homeless shelters, domestic abuse centers or group homes ) ease some of the financial burden of uh, existing.
We're starting locally, but we're thinking globally. First home, then the world!
They say, "it costs to be the boss," but it shouldn't be astronomical. ;~)