Saturday, June 13, 2015
Free tampons are a priority for Ferreras
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!