OK, “period poverty” is officially a thing now, and it’s been creeping up on us for years. Just a couple of years ago, a writer for HuffPost argued that “free tampons should be a human right.” There have also been members of Congress introducing legislation to make feminine hygiene products tax-free. (You remember the Fund Essential Menstruation Products (FEM) Act, right?)

Let’s hop across the pond for a minute to meet the U.K.’s version of Sandra Fluke, only she’s testifying on “period poverty” — the case where women just can’t afford to have periods.

Like we said, when it comes to math, she’s the U.K.’s Sandra Fluke, who told Congress that contraception can cost over $3,000 for a woman during her time in law school.

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