HISTORY MADE: MP Declares "I'm On My Period" In House Of Commons Debate On "Period Poverty"Chris Menahan
Jul. 02, 2018
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Labour MP Danielle Rowley made history by announcing she's on her period in the House Of Commons last week.
"I would like to raise with you today and to the House, and perhaps you'll excuse me for my lateness, that today I'm on my period -- and it's cost me this week already £25," the heroic MP said.
"We know the average cost of a period in the UK over a year is £500 -- many women can't afford this," Rowley said. "What is the minister doing to address period poverty?"
Her fellow MPs showered her with praise.
Women and Equalities Minister Victoria Atkin responded saying the government has invested £1.5m in the Brook Young People project titled, "Let's Talk Period."
"And the Government is committed to removing the VAT rate on sanitary products when we leave the EU, which will help with the costs of sanitary products," she said.
Media outlets such as ELLE Magazine hailed Rowley as the "badass woman of the day."
As our societies are still filled with backwards bigots, many people asked how she's spending the equivalent of $650 a year on her period when the average cost for women is around $65.
Can you believe these bigots?
I know literally millions of women who spend at least $6,500 a year on their periods and have been driven into complete and total poverty as a result!
If anything, she was subtracting a zero!
Regardless, I think we can all agree this is a much more pressing issue than Pakistani grooming gangs or the heroin and fentanyl epidemic in the UK!
In fact, funds should probably be cut from both of those to help women driven into poverty by their periods get the $65,000 a year they need to afford their essential sanitary products!
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