Despite surges of activism around the issue, the tampon tax is alive and well.
The sales tax on sanitary products—a tax that isn’t applied to many kinds of condoms or any products that mostly men use—was upheld in Australia this week. In the United States, sales tax is still applied to feminine hygiene products in all but seven states.
While Australia’s decision disappointed activists, there is one group that can make the best of it: period subscription services.
Some subscription services, where you sign up and get organic tampons and maybe chocolate delivered to your door every month, are marketing themselves as a way to ensure your unfair tax dollars are used for good. Read more…