Monday, February 20, 2017

Menstrual Equality

Congresswoman Grace Meng has introduced a bill into Congress as the first legislation to deal with menstrual hygiene product access, called the "Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2017."

Her bill would require each state to give female inmates and detainees as many tampons or pads as they need, whenever they need them—at no cost. "If Congress has to deny states certain federal funds to get their prisons to change their current horrendous practices, then so be it," Meng states.

"Homeless shelters should be able to use federal grant money to purchase tampons or pads," she also insists.

Meng's bill currently has 21 sponsors, but they are all Democrats. Are we surprised?