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    According to the ELM, individuals are likely to change their attitude in order to align with what is socially correct. If she is using a different brand of tampon as opposed to Tampax Radiant, she is not doing all that she can do to mask her period and thus “standing out”. In order for the consumer to perform the socially accepted task of hiding her menstrual cycle, she must switch to Tampax; it is framed as an essential choice. Though not all advertisements utilize both routes of persuasion, this campaign serves as an excellent example of a brand marketing through the peripheral and central routes, and thus culminating in a change in attitude and the resulting affect. Though the consumer may have thought of tampons as a basic necessity, branding then turns the act of picking out a tampon in a lifestyle…

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    Toxic Shock Syndrome

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    wear a tampon to bed? No one wants to change their sheets because of good ol’ gravity and the bleeding you have from your period, right? Is it safe though to wear a tampon to bed, overnight? Wearing a tampon to overnight is not recommended for one specific reason, toxic shock syndrome, or TSS. Your tampon absorbs you're bleeding, but also dried up the “cleaning” system of the vagina, the vaginal mucous. Without the mucous in place constantly cleaning the vaginal area (that’s why you get an…

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    But does it have to be expensive to be a woman too? Pads and tampons are not a choice for woman so why are they taxed? Every month woman use and need pads and tampons they are medical necessities not a luxury. A women’s period should not be taxed and should not feel like an expensive burden for a woman. The tampon tax is a sales tax on tampons and other feminine products. Every month from ages 12 to about 50 us woman need these products and on average a package of tampons cost 7-10 dollars…

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    The media uses diction and juxtaposition to characterize society as primitive and sexist in its treatment of menstruation. In his article “Free the Tampons,” reporter Rony Caryn of The New York Times notes that “even in the age of oversharing, periods are treated like a dirty little secret” (Caryn). While “dirty little secret” refers to a truth that people conceal from others because they perceive it as too embarrassing to share, Caryn’s use of the word “even” indicates that he sees this view of…

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    supertax (95% maximum rate) to high income earners. Taxation has always been a contentious issue, particularly who and what is taxed underpinned by various emotions. Movements harness these emotions to pursue a particular agenda to change or reform current government policy. In the Australian context, activists have brought to our attention to a taxation and social inequality: tampons and sanitary napkins are subjected to the Goods and Services Tax (GST). It is important to note that goods…

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    The tampon acted as a highly susceptible site for S. aureus to cultivate at a rapid rate. The bacteria begins to release toxins, which in turn are absorbed by the blood; once entered into the blood steam, the bacteria is able to spread and infect numerous areas of the body. Toxic Shock syndrome only affects few in the United States, but with help of the FDA by banning brands of dangerous super-absorbent tampons and requiring every box of tampons to include educational information regarding the…

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    Sb 176 Tapon Tax

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    SB 176 Feminine Hygiene Products and Sales Tax Exemption1 proposed by Naples Republican Kathleen Passidomo; goes by the nick name of the “Tampon Tax.” Feminine hygiene products are products used to absorb or contain menstrual flow, products include tampons, sanitary napkins, panty liners, and menstrual cups. Taxation on feminine products have only been effective for thirty-one years, in 1977 feminine hygiene products were added to the list of medical items exempt from sales and use tax. Nine…

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    repeal is nothing but a political stunt by the Democratic party meant to distract from the anti-woman policies they secretly push, as proposed by Patrick Gleason in his article, “The phony feminism of tampon tax repeal”. In 2016, thirteen states began the process of removing the sales tax from menstrual products, on the premise that women face injustices because of this tax. Through his use of facts and statistics about the pink tax and other Democratic policies, Gleason urges a politically…

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    1. Introduction Thinx is not a familiar brand in Singapore, however it is known in United States (US). Ladies have started to adopt this new innovation, period panties, during their menstrual period. Menstrual period has been an issue to many ladies, such as leakage, frequent change of tampon or pad, and discomfort. The Co-founder and CEO, Miki Agrawal and Radha, had go through 3.5 years of research and development together with their friend, Antonia Dunbar. Thinx period panties is a…

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    Homeless Canadian Women

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    accessing feminine hygiene products. There are as many as 235,000 Canadians experiencing homelessness, with 27% being women.1 Menstruation is unavoidable, and lacking the resources to cope with the monthly issue leaves homeless women vulnerable to certain disease and prone to infection by resorting to homemade pads/tampons. Furthermore, a gap in research pertaining to this issue exists with very limited knowledge beyond the barriers to access. To address this issue an anthropological lens must…

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