"Because that's all you should need"
While many good men out there can sympathize with the horror of having a period, some guys are just plain ignorant. Maybe those man-children didn’t have sex-ed class or women in their lives to explain how the female body works. And of these, a lot happen to think they are experts on women. Their assumptions and misogyny are offensive, but often hilarious in their stupidity. Take Tom Steele: public mansplainer on what women really need for their periods. Thanks, Tom!
According to The New York Times, the cost of prisons in 2010 was about $40 billion. So the cost to the annual average taxpayer is roughly $30,000 per inmate. Unless you live in New York State, which has an average cost of $60,000 per prison inmate.
That’s a lot of money! So it’s no surprise that private and public prisons want to squeeze as much as possible out of that money. (Hello, barely edible food!)
And while it takes a slew of financial experts, politicians, and private businesses to help reduce the cost of prison spending, some members of the public effected with Dunning–Kruger have some ideas of their own.
A Huffington Post writer, Melissa Jeltsen, wrote a piece about how prisons should provide an adequate amount of tampons and pads to their inmates. Much like with the severe lack of feminine hygiene products amongst the homeless, it’s a struggle and a severe blow to a woman’s dignity to not be able to adequately handle their periods.
Made of Steele
No, no, no! WRONG! Basic human necessities do apply to incarcerated individuals!
Radio DJ Tom Steele thinks he has some professional knowledge about having a uterus. He must have certainly conducted many studies about women and their different menstrual flows.
In response to Jeltsen’s article he wrote:
“One has to wonder if there is more to this story. 2.8 pads per woman per week, if I read that correctly, is 11 per month which seems like a lot. Some women would be expected to need less and it is hard to imagine many women needing more than that.”
Perhaps Jeltsen lived with a female friend and relative who had light flows? Perhaps he consulted them about their usage of hygiene products? Perhaps…