HuffPost “impact reporter” Eleanor Goldberg has a bone to pick with you knuckle-dragging men out there:
As long as tampons and pads have existed, they’ve been treated – and priced – as luxury products. So, it hardly comes as a shock that a new survey has found that less than half of men think women have a right to affordable menstrual hygiene products.
In a YouGov survey of more than 2,000 American adults released this week, just 46 percent of men said they agreed that having access to affordable tampons and pads should be categorized as a right, not a privilege. Of the women surveyed, 65 percent said it should be considered a right.
Meanwhile, 33 percent of men and 24 percent of women surveyed said they disagreed that it was a right, with the rest unsure or opting not to say.
This is the absolute dumbest plug for 'rights' I have ever read.
— Snarky (@SnarkyK) October 27, 2017
You don’t know the definition of a right
— M. (@mjcampo) October 27, 2017
Rights: How do they work?
You can count me in that "lots of men" category. I guess you can throw my wife in there too.
— Randall Blades (@BladesRandall) October 27, 2017
Because it's not. ?
— Colonel Potter (@laurakpotter94) October 26, 2017
Good Grief. Speaking as a woman – they’re not.
— KayDee (@ally_gardener) October 27, 2017
I am another. I won't buy your underwear for your either.
— Tish (@tish08902) October 26, 2017
Tampons are not a basic right. But anyone has the right to go and buy them!
— Amber Coffee (@amber_alf) October 27, 2017
That's because they're not. Y'all are embarrassing. I'm perfectly capable of paying to meet my needs. This is why modern "feminism" fails
— StangerTweets (@stangertweets) October 27, 2017
My uterus and what go into it or comes out of it is my responsibility and no one else's.
— It's Me (@PubliclyPrivat1) October 27, 2017
Oh come on! We're even wanting to drag the government into feminine hygiene products? Your body, your responsibility
— Amy Bennett (@aeb082917) October 26, 2017
Want/need ≠ “basic right”:https://t.co/oWgnkT8j1P
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) October 27, 2017
That's because they're not a basic right – any more than forks to eat are a basic right – choose what you will, but pay for it yourself.
— Darman ?? (@Adam_Q_Keefe) October 27, 2017
Is toilet paper a basic right?
— klarson (@kglarson) October 27, 2017
Its a personal hygiene product. Is toilet paper a right? Deodorant? Toothpaste?
— KGB Babe Pattie ? (@tocuteforprison) October 27, 2017
Toilet paper – not a basic right.
Toothpaste – not a basic right.
Condoms – not a basic right.
Deodorant – not a basic right.
— Eric Muss-Barnes (@EricMussBarnes) October 27, 2017
Maybe because you don't have a right to force somebody to pay for your stuff…
— Witty Halloween Name (@Zach_Wallen) October 27, 2017
Maybe if @HuffPost wasn't telling kids to become feminist dance therapy majors they could get a real job and afford to buy their own stuff.
— Poor Frank Reynolds (@FMBRedemption) October 27, 2017
Hard to take the tampons-are-a-right movement seriously when it’s being pushed by people like this:
Then I say we free bleed all over their stuff.
— Hailey Renee?❄?? (@pacificnwmomma) October 26, 2017
This is also coming from a place that doesn't see life as a basic right. Strange
— logancool13 (@logancool13) October 27, 2017