The campaign 'On the Ball' was set up by three female football fans to fight period poverty
Approximately 700,000 panty liners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million sanitary towels are flushed down the toilet in the UK every single day.
The move ensures gender-neutral students can use facilities “they feel most comfortable with”.
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Meghan Markle is no woman to shy away from bringing up issues about equality and identity, as she opened up about being a biracial actress in a piece in December last year. In an article titled ‘How Periods Affect Potential’, the actress talks about the stigma girls and women face in developing countries simply for having their periods.
The teen ‘meninist’ who said women should “control their bladders” instead of using tampons has apparently started a GoFundMe page to pay for his biology lessons. Ryan Williams, a 19-year-old photography student, first attracted attention when he went on a rant about the tampon tax, saying that women should “pay for ur [sic] own tampons if u can’t hold it until u get to a toilet. “Help enable me, a young adult politics expert and brexit campaigner be able to afford to have Biology lessons.
An executive coach has claimed women shouldn’t make important decisions when they are on their period [Photo: startupstockphotos.com via Pexels] Just when you think we’ve made some strides in the fight against period shaming an executive coach goes and says the female of the species shouldn’t be making important decisions when they are menstruating. Sarah Macarthur-King, who runs Invictus Coaching Solutions in Australia, wrote an article for HerCanberra about how women can manage premenstrual tension (PMT) when in a leadership position. “Don’t make any critical decisions,” she advises. Sarah Macarthur-King believes women should refrain from making ‘critical decisions’ when they are menstruating [Photo: Instagram/sarahmacarthurking] Unsurprisingly there has been such a backlash on social media that the post had to be removed from Facebook.
PMS: Loads of women have it. Considering how many women it effects, one would assume that the medical world is racing to find a cure for it so that we can all live happier, more productive, pain-free lives. Just to twist the knife, according to ResearchGate, there are five times more studies done on erectile dysfunction than on premenstrual syndrome. Considering that erectile dysfunction affects 19% of men, while PMS affects 90% of women, that seems outrageously unfair.
Period pain is, well, a pain. Just as long as they don’t do it on Facebook that is. The social media platform dolled out a 24 hour ban to one folk singer from Melbourne who wrote a status about suffering from period pain and needing the painkiller drug, codeine to help ease it.
41% of women flush tampons down the loo [Photo: Giphy] Pop into any ladies’ loo and you can barely move for signs warning you to never, under any circumstance, dispose of your sanitary products in the toilet. Whoops! According to research for Anglian Water 41% of us admitted to flushing sanitary items down the loo and didn’t know they shouldn’t. When flushed they don’t disintegrate like toilet paper and they cause blockages.