The Importance Of Equality For Women

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Ever since women can remember, menstruation has played a large part in daily life. Without menstruation, there would not be human life or living beings. Despite menstruation being a real life thing that happens to almost all women, it is still a taboo topic, that even today, is still not talked about in public or out loud between others because it is one of those “off limit topics,” but my question is why? Why is something so sacred and natural, so off topic and unspoken about? Why are men and women both so afraid to speak publicly about something that effects women in such a natural way, or about something that without, we would not have living beings, therefore nobody at all would be here? To understand why it is so off limits to speak …show more content…
One popular controversy surrounding the topic of pads or tampons is the idea that pads and tampons, or other feminine hygiene products should be free to women because periods are something that we can’t control, therefore we should not be charged large amounts of money monthly for something we do not choose. Using a tampon or pad is a necessity for all women on their times of the month, and the price per box can get pretty expensive, which some women may not be able to afford. Another issue is that the tampons and pads are taxed at stores, whereas things like Viagra, diapers and food options are not. One other discussion that arises problems is the idea that men have everything they need in bathrooms for them, but women are missing tampons or pads provided, and even if they are provided, women often times can’t use credit or debit card, which often times causes a women to not be able to get what they need because they often times do not carry actual money. This simple idea of providing men with what they want, but not providing necessities for women in female bathrooms is one small aspects that leads to gender equality. In order to even out the gender equality playing field, the discussion of periods and women’s cycles needs to be discussed if women want even simple things, like tampons or pads to not be taxed, to be equal in the same …show more content…
When women fail to converse (especially with younger women) about periods, certain dangers arise, such as the women not knowing or understand when or how she could get pregnant during her cycle. Failing to talk about it and teaching about it causes unplanned pregnancies because the girl often times does not know when she is ovulating or when she can become pregnant. Another big danger is the risk of getting toxic shock syndrome, an uncommon staph infection. The article “Toxic Shock Syndrome” by Nemours, states that “TSS was originally linked to the use of tampons because the earliest cases, in the late 1970s, were related to super-absorbent tampons.” Failing to change tampons or being clean about it is the biggest factor in toxic shock syndrome and affects many women every day. Failing to educate younger girls on the health effects of a period because nobody wants to talk about it, is slowly creating more health issues in women of all

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