Saturday, June 13, 2015

Free tampons are a priority for Ferreras


From PIX11:

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland wants to remove some of the taboo around tampons for teen girls.

“We’re calling on all junior high schools and high schools, that there are available sanitary napkins in girls bathrooms so that you don’t have ask a teacher and share that very personal situation with a teacher or nurse,” Ferreras-Copeland told PIX11 News.

The idea was inspired by Ferreras-Copeland’s experience coordinating an after-school program in Queens.

She realized tampons and sanitary napkins can cost up to $10 for a box, and some students didn’t have the money and were ashamed to speak up.


I've honestly never heard of people being too poor to buy sanitary products. But anything pols can give away for free, they'll give away for free. Maybe the wrapper will sport the mugs of our council members - collect them all!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

either some slob who works for the DOE ordering the tampons & sanitary napkins will take cases off the top to sell to the 99 cent stores or the little hoodlums with sell them to their classmates. stop with the third world tactics already. It's a good idea but the distribution will not go to those who genuinely do not have the money and need them.

Anonymous said...

Also, free condoms to the boys, to decrease the number of teenage pregnancies.

Anonymous said...

They should give out free tooth brushes, soap , deodorant, lice medicine, acne medicine, nail clippers, and shaving razors too. We need to be all- inclusive while we are at it, it's the progressive way.

Anonymous said...

Dispensers will always be empty because the students and teachers will steal them as soon as the opportunity arises.

Anonymous said...

It would be discrimination against the beauty challenged if you didn't include lipstick and eyeliner.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, it's an outrage for taxpayer funds to pay for something that parents should be paying for their own daughters' tampons...

Richard Iritano said...

There could be no greater vehicle to advertise all 51 council members than to plaster their derelict, worthless mugs on sanitary napkins---and just like the napkins themselves, all 51 city politicians are also done after just one usage.

Your tax dollars hard at work for Empress Julissa---who hardly works!

Anonymous said...

And when one of the virginal little darlings has a reaction to the fabric of the tampon who is liable?

Anonymous said...

This is bloody ridiculous...period.

ron s said...

There may be some merit to the proposal--I won't get into the argument.
The major issue here is we elect morons who cannot conceive of what the real problems are in NYC that desperately need work. Can I remind Ms. Ferreras that we have a major crime problem, a major housing shortage, infrastructure decay, severe problems educating our children, and (incidentally) rampant corruption within both city and state government?
The first thought is to tackle the tampon embarrassment issue?

Anonymous said...

I can't afford to drink beer, smoke weed and still pay my bills - because the rent is too damned high! So can I have some free weed please!

Anonymous said...

In my 53 years on this planet, I have never heard of not being able to afford feminine hygiene products. First of all, you can buy pads at the dollar store for $3 a package. Second, it goes to show you people never think of the longer term expenses when they pop kids out by the boatload--it's like, "hey, I'll get WIC for when they're babies & toddlers, the govt will buy my kids everything they need forever

Anonymous said...

This Is too easy........

Anonymous said...

Obviously QC is a man. These are really expensive and yes I have known teen girls whose parents would not provide sanitary products for them and they were too young to have a job, so they would have to steal them.

But to be clear, I am not advocating this proposal, just agreeing that there is an issue. This is not the way to solve it though.

Anonymous said...

Stick two up your nose.
Geez...with all the serious problems she's worried about tampons.