October 20, 2019
🔴If faces were bleeding, someone would do something 🔴THIS SATURDAY is the first-ever #NationalPeriodDay. We're hosting rallies in all 50 states to demand menstrual equity and an end to the #tampontax. Find your local rally at https://t.co/kj1mxlVLqK. @SeventhGen @BBDOSF pic.twitter.com/qPxrRwlGuQ
— PERIOD (@periodmovement) October 15, 2019
It seems pretty weird.
I don’t think I should have to think about women’s periods.
Several lawmakers — including a handful of 2020 Democrat candidates — are recognizing National Period Day in order to elevate “the issue of period poverty,” lamenting that it is “outrageous” that some “people” do not have access to basic menstrual products due to their gender identity.
Organizers planned events across the country and encouraged activists to spread awareness online by using the hashtags #NationalPeriodDay and #PeriodPower. A few 2020 Democrat candidates took their cues.
I guess that it’s just that now all female bodily functions are supposed to be celebrated, just because women are sacred.
But it’s still like… pretty gross, I think.
TODAY IS #NATIONALPERIODDAY📢❗In just hours, we'll be rallying across the country and there is still time to find your rally📱 Visit https://t.co/kj1mxmdmPk to find your nearest rally, grab some friends, and bring some posters. LETS DO THIS📣🔴 pic.twitter.com/nnbRtWns50
— PERIOD (@periodmovement) October 19, 2019
Because the politicians….
In detention centers and in prisons, in big cities and small towns, women across America don’t have access to the period products they need. On #NationalPeriodDay, men need to join women in demanding real change—which is why I’m supporting the Menstrual Equity Act.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 19, 2019
Too many people don't have access to basic health needs like menstrual products. Whether due to lack of income, incarceration or gender identity, it's outrageous. Join @periodmovement for #NationalPeriodDay on 10/19 & support the fight for menstrual equity https://t.co/M532VyvIf7
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 18, 2019
Every day, people are forced to choose between going to school or work, or staying home because they can’t afford the menstrual products they need.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) October 19, 2019
Everything is really so bizarre that it’s hard to comment, these days. That problem seems to get worse daily.
#DidYouKnow 1 in 5 American girls have missed school because they did not have period products. #Menstrual #justice is #education justice. It’s time to end #periodpoverty now by passing #ME4ALL! #NationalPeriodDay
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) October 19, 2019
Menstrual equity = health care = a human right. This is a fact for over 50% of our population. Menstrual hygiene products are NOT, nor ever were, a “luxury” item. It's past time to end #PeriodPoverty for all of us and #EndthePinkTax. #NationalPeriodDay https://t.co/QPkdT3kTDA
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) October 18, 2019
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) October 18, 2019
Tmrw is 1st ever #NationalPeriodDay to highlight #periodpoverty and need to pass my Menstrual Equity For All Act. @GMA profiles my lead in Congress. https://t.co/HoXxq6Qx5u #Menstrualequity = health right = human right. This is a fact for over 50% of our population. #ME4ALL
— Grace Meng (@RepGraceMeng) October 18, 2019
1 yr ago members could use congressional funds to buy “executive tissue holders” but not tampons for staff. I fought to change this policy & got them covered.
— Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney) October 18, 2019
This is not the society that I wanted to live in.
How you know all these men just flat out hate women… they are just going through the #NationalPeriodDay tags so they can say ignorant shit. Just say “I hate women” it’s much more to the point of what you are actually getting at.
— Michelle Guido 🎃 (@heyyguido) October 20, 2019
I hate women.
I think you all deserve to get tied up and gang-raped. I think you deserve to have all of your teeth knocked out and most of your bones broken. And I think you deserve much worse things.
You have destroyed everything that mattered.
What we have left shouldn’t exist.