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Meet the Anti-Tampon ‘Meninist’ that Says Women Should “Just Hold Their Bladders”

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Aunt Flo is one annoying house guest. She’s uncomfortable to be around, messy, and pretty expensive to host. Women are painfully aware (pun intended) of the side effects that come with menstruating, and no… we aren’t talking about the physical side. Ladies of the world spend upwards of $70 a year on essential sanitary products like tampons and pads. If you include pain management costs like hot pads, Midol, and the occasional chocolate bar, you’re looking at a $100 dollar bill, just for dealing with what mother nature gave us!

If you think that is ludicrous, sanitary products are taxed as luxury items, AKA “products not considered essential” like cigarettes, boats, furs, and jewelry. This summer, Canada made history when its Parliament voted unanimously to eliminate a national tax on menstrual products and the United States is currently fighting that same battle. Sounds like common sense, right?

Well, not everyone agrees. A self-proclaimed “meninist” sparked fury this week after going on an anti-tampon rant during which he suggest that women should just learn to “control their bladders”.

ryan williams holding a tampon

Source: Facebook/Ryan Williams

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