Eight Brands Fight Back Against ‘Luxury Tax’ on Menstrual Products – Retail TouchPoints
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Eight Brands Fight Back Against ‘Luxury Tax’ on Menstrual Products – Retail TouchPoints

⁣The battle against the so-called “luxury⁢ tax” on menstrual products may have​ just gained a new set of allies. Eight brands have come together to fight what they ‍deem an unfair, sexist policy‍ –​ one ⁢that only ⁣serves to penalize women. ⁤These ‍brands know that these taxes only make it more difficult and expensive for women to access essential, necessary hygiene products.

1. Taking ​a Stand for Menstrual Equity: 8 Companies Answer the Call

It used to be a ‍universal⁢ taboo: ‍the mere mention‍ of menstruation sparked ⁢feelings of shame. But⁤ in⁤ 2020, a movement for menstrual equity ​-⁤ defined as ⁤the right to a safe and hygienic​ period free​ of⁢ stigma⁣ – has exploded into⁣ the mainstream.​ Now, ⁤some of⁣ the world’s ‍biggest companies are⁢ leading ​the charge to ‍make menstrutation more ⁢accessible, ⁣safe, ​and‍ comfortable for people⁤ around the world.

Take a look at⁣ eight⁤ of​ the biggest companies to take⁣ a stand for menstrual equity:

  • Corporate behemoths like Microsoft, P&G, and Johnson & Johnson have paid to fund research and ‍launch awareness campaigns, like the groundbreaking ‘Like⁣ a⁣ Girl’ campaign.
  • HYDAWAY provides reusable water‌ bottles ⁤that help people‍ stay hydrated during ‍their ​period and reduce their single-use waste.
  • U by Kotex‌ and Always manufacture period ‌products made ⁣with⁢ sustainable ‍materials and commit to funding‍ initiatives to support menstrual hygiene.
  • Thinx has spearheaded the conversation⁢ around period ⁣panties, offering an incredible selection of protective underwear ‌designed to make periods easier.
  • Modibodi creates ⁣leak-proof undies to keep ​your period flow in ‌check
  • SheCycle is a global⁤ network that‌ provides reusable menstrual cups to women ⁢in need in developing countries.
  • Femme​ International ⁢ is ‍an organization determined to tackle‌ period ⁤poverty ​and‌ ‘period shame’ with comprehensive menstrual health education programs.​
  • HelloFlo offers ​a subscription box service to⁢ make‌ period‌ care hassle-free and⁢ hand-deliver‌ period products ‌to girls in Nepal.

These are just a ​few ‍of the initiatives being taken to ⁤make periods more ⁢equitable and‍ less of a burden. Here’s ⁤to menstrual equity!

2. ⁢Menstrual Equity:​ Examining the Refreshing ‌Brand Support

Today, many retailers ⁢are joining‍ the movement‌ to ensure​ menstrual⁤ equity by ⁣offering access to menstrual products and​ removing ​their price tags. ⁤Refreshingbrand is one such ‍company that is openly supporting‌ the‍ advancement⁤ of⁤ menstrual‌ health and contributing⁢ to relief for those ​in need.

Refreshingbrand‍ recognizes how ⁣desperately menstrual products are​ needed‍ – especially for those who ⁢are ‌unable to ​afford them. That’s why​ they have made a commitment to‌ remove price tags‍ from all menstrual products and make them accessible to all. ​As part of this commitment, they are‌ donating products to organizations that ​are⁢ providing relief to those​ who cannot ‌afford​ these‍ products.

Refreshingbrand is ⁤also actively advancing ⁣period-positive conversation by working with other ⁢companies to ⁣provide some menstrual⁣ education‌ and encourage conversations around menstrual ⁣health. Specifically:

  • Investments in period-positive education: ‍ Refreshingbrand‌ supports organizations ‍that ⁤promote menstrual education‍ to reduce the stigma surrounding menstruation and combat period poverty.
  • Incentives to‌ reduce⁤ stigma: Refreshingbrand rewards those ⁤who help spread the conversation about⁣ menstrual equity⁣ by offering discounts⁤ and other incentives.
  • Campaigns to support the movement: ⁤ Refreshingbrand hosts⁢ campaigns that aim to support ⁣the‍ advancement of menstrual‍ health, as ⁤well⁤ as‍ provide donations to organizations‍ offering relief.

By providing support for those who are struggling to access menstrual‍ products and sharing period-positive ⁤messaging, Refreshingbrand is⁣ doing ‍its part‍ to promote reproductive rights ‌and ensure ​menstrual equity for all.

3. How the “Luxury Tax” on Menstrual Products Led to Widespread⁢ Protest

In⁤ 2020, the concept of a luxury​ tax on menstrual hygiene products,‌ such as pads, tampons, and menstrual cups, sparked outrage and​ disbelief throughout Europe. This tax, also referred to as ‍a ‘tampon⁤ tax’, labels menstrual ‌products as ‘luxury’ items,‌ with ⁤additional⁢ taxes being tacked onto⁤ each ⁢purchase. In response to this levy, women organized nationwide protests and ​created online petitions in order to put an end to the ​controversial policy.

Experts argued that ​since women had no choice ‌but‍ to use menstrual hygiene products, they should not be subject to​ the extra financial ‍burden. ​Sex-based​ discrimination was also highlighted, as it ⁤appeared ‌that the tax was punitive in ⁢nature,⁤ singling women out due to their biological ‌needs. Protesters demanded⁤ an ⁢end to the tax, with⁤ some people taking ​the streets to⁣ march in⁤ solidarity. ‌In addition, various celebrities ​and politicians spoke‍ out against the policy, calling it an unjust and out-dated method of taxation.

Ultimately, the ‘tampon‍ tax’ was abolished as a result ‍of the widespread public outcry ‌and the solidarity amongst those who wanted to make ⁢their voices heard. Women from all walks ⁣of life‌ came‍ together to push for‍ a⁢ fairer ⁣taxation system and ​their​ efforts⁢ paid ⁢off.

4. End Period‍ Poverty: A Call for Continued Support ⁣from Consumers and Brands

It is no secret⁣ that‍ period ​poverty, the lack of ‌access to period products ⁢due ‌to financial ⁣constraints in​ a safe and secure manner, is a global issue, disproportionately⁤ affecting those ‌living in low-income countries. Despite the growth of awareness‍ and​ resources for those ​in ​need, many⁣ are still without their basic, ​hygienic needs.⁤ To this end, consumers and brands ​can help further the effort of ending period poverty.

  • Consumers. Consumers can help bring an end to period poverty by buying‍ period products from⁤ ethical ⁤brands that donate⁢ a portion ‍of the⁢ sales towards providing period products to those in need. Additionally,⁤ patrons ‍can ⁢shop ethical brands that ⁢provide access⁣ to period ⁢products for free.
  • Brands. It⁣ is also essential for brands to commit to ‌donating a portion ​of ⁤their‌ profits, ⁣or to develop ‌donation funds, towards ⁤providing ⁢period products ⁤to those in need. ​Brands can ‍additionally focus ⁢on‌ initiatives that foster the menstrual ⁢presentation​ of period products ⁤in⁣ inclusive ways, which ⁤can ⁢help reshape the ​narrative that traditionally⁢ shadows ⁣the ⁢conversation of periods.

By focusing on⁢ two​ these areas, consumers and brands alike can help ‌those living⁢ in period poverty find ⁤the help ‌and‌ resources‍ they need. With ⁣continued support, we can work together to ⁤eventually end period poverty!

The “luxury​ tax” on menstrual products ⁣comes at a special cost ​for those who access them the ‍most. Perhaps,​ with more campaigns like these eight brands’, efforts‍ to reduce this unjustifiable tax, women’s right ​to a basic‌ need will ⁢become‍ more accessible and‍ laws ⁤will ‍change. ⁣Once the stigma around menstruation is eliminated, more⁤ women will become‍ empowered to stand together to create ⁤a just and honorable society. ​

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