There were plenty of signs worth seeing at the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, by far too many to cover them all here. This one, though, was a little puzzling.
We…do pay for razors? pic.twitter.com/1UP1WobhmM
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 21, 2017
Those replacement blades are pricey, believe us.
Wait a minute–do women get free razors? https://t.co/iLVa1DZxax
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) January 21, 2017
@jamestaranto There's a government program for free razors? Why didn't someone tell me!
— Brendan Dunn (@brendanmdunn) January 21, 2017
Maybe … and this is a guess … the sign is a reference to the “tampon justice” movement, which in part demands the repeal of any tax on women’s hygiene products. Yes, President Obama was alerted to the problem during one of his YouTube interviews, but it appears he skipped out of office before doing much about it.
In a move so brash it hasn’t been seen since the Boston Tea Party, women at Saturday’s march decided they weren’t going to take it anymore, and wrote their messages to the government and the world on maxi pads and posted them in D.C., making New York City’s “Subway Therapy” Post-it installation look so very 2016.
— Colleen Hagerty (@colleenhagerty) January 21, 2017
Let’s see … Bleed Proud, No Pussy No Power, Proud to be a Nasty Woman … it would be criminal if Washington didn’t follow New York’s lead and archive and preserve this spontaneous art installation.
@colleenhagerty I'd never want to be associated with these marches in any way.
— Saved By The Blood (@vonzion) January 21, 2017
— Sandra Smitt (@Laughalot62) January 21, 2017
— Dean (@meandean1980) January 21, 2017
Thank you #WomensMarch for willfully embarrassing yourselves.
— Say "America, 2016" (@SideSliceFoots) January 21, 2017
@colleenhagerty Disgusting dramatic behavior is not an effective form of persuasion. Not surprised by this, though. Emotional children.
— Suz Snarknado (@CobaltZann) January 21, 2017
— James Sunderland (@derpbeard) January 21, 2017
@colleenhagerty why should everyone be forced to pay for these if they are just going to be wasted like this?
— Mark Sawyer (@CarlSpakler2) January 21, 2017
— MEGATRON (@MEGATRON_BWC) January 21, 2017
@colleenhagerty girls in africa who have no access to pads could've put those to their intended use
— Zippy Starbuzz (@glitteramsay) January 21, 2017
That’s a good point; last spring, Rep. Grace Meng asked Secretary of State John Kerry to examine foreign aid programs to determine if funding could be found to provide badly needed feminine hygiene products.
Seeing as John Kerry attended the march in Washington, maybe he could be the one to peel off those pads and ship them overseas. It looks like he has some free time.
— Marv (@Marv_Vien) January 21, 2017
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'No, it shouldn't': HuffPo writer argues 'free tampons should be a human right' https://t.co/PU4c9yAw71
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 8, 2016