Okay I don't know who will see this and I don't know how many people don't get it. Feminine hygiene products are taxed as a luxury item. If you consider stopping blood from pouring out of your vagina and onto every chair you sit on a luxury, then I'd hate to see the kind of hotels you stay at. Basically this picture is mockingly showing what luxury feminine products would actually look like. Most people probably understood this, but I figured I should explain just in case because I thoroughly believe with this argument. Have a nice day(:
@normally weird, interesting, I wasn't aware. What is the alternative to taxing as a luxury item? From what I understood only the barest of necessities (water and clothing mending / cleaning) were non taxable and everything else is taxed at the same rate. Is there another option that could be used? You're very informative!
@normally weird, I didn't know that. That's crazy.
@notMrWonka, not sarcastic, I'm genuinely curious
@Ollie Queen, I honestly can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.
@normally weird, well it's a luxury compared to the African style alternative: bleeding all over he ground.
@normally weird, Considering the ease and availability of these products, yes - they are a luxury. When I was in China (Henan province), tampons were virtually unheard of and pads were very hard to come by. It was explained to me that I could create a panty liner-type thing with paper or use a cotton cloth that needed to be washed out every night .. Thanks the gods I took my own stash with me.
@normally weird, man I just realized how much it sucks to be a girl. You're all fine and dandy and then one day your insides fall out and you have no idea what's going on. Then you find out and ask if someone is playing a practical joke, but then you find out this will happen every single month, every single year, for like 30 years and the life you knew before is gone forever. You also have to buy these products that you otherwise wouldn't with the $0.70 to every guy dollar you earn. Then the only way to end it is to get pregnant and then you have the joy of carrying a 10 lb baby around for nine months before you pass it out through what's basically like passing a small watermelon through a hole the size of a cars tailpipe.....
@Ollie Queen, honestly, I don't know much at all on the issue. I don't even know if its an issue in the US or not. General sale tax is what many believe it should be. Same tax as basic necessities. Luxury taxes are usually on items like diamonds, sports cars, boats, etc. Including tampons and other feminine hygiene products in that category for wealthy places such as the UK and the States (if its a problem there) makes zero sense.
@Captain Swordsman, very true, but many many items that are taxed with a sale tax would be luxury to a third world country, so I don't think that's entirely a fair argument.
@Banana Waffle, I see what you're getting at, and yes we are a very luxurious country. Many things taxed with a sale tax could be considered a luxury elsewhere. But taxing tampons the same as sports cars and diamonds rather than basic necessities like toothbrushes and shampoo. Taxing feminine hygiene products as a luxury may make sense in China, but not here.
@normally weird, Tampons are actually taboo in China (because virginity). I'm not in the UK so I don't need to worry about excessive taxing but on the flip side, I have to pay for birth control so I guess it's a mute point.
@normally weird, jesus no wonder my girlfriend sends me to get them, theyd burn a hole through her wallet man
@normally weird, I wasn't aware of the different tax levels at all, thank you. I agree with you entirely.
That designer maxi pad looks like a waffle - does it come in blue?
@InfiniteDoors, a blue waffle is a delicacy in Belgium. All the kids who don't know what they are should Google them, with safe search off for best results
@InfiniteDoors, NO. We aren't doing this again.
@InfiniteDoors, I heard your mom sells them, maybe you should ask her
@InfiniteDoors, you sick bast#rd
@Arctic Ryder , thanks satan
Is this the female equivalent of the Louis Vuitton condoms?
"Great for parties"
Use the goblet's WiFi to blog your menstrual cycle online! Because why not?
Wow that goblet Eben has wifi
Wow that goblet even has wifi
The scientists were so fixated on if they could, they never stopped to think if they should.
That goblet is pretty great
Excuse me I'm just gonna ho over here and vomit real quick
@Zestastic, they're hygiene products, get over it
Yes it's my time to get top comment, I need to think of something witty some thing that deserves top comm-first
@The lone Hispanic, you were so close! You were THIS close! 👌 but you said first so goodbye
@Dick Fingers, *tries to shoot myself sneezes shoots my leg realizes I'm out of bullets thinks about the reason why I said first while in extreme pain*
I need a menstrual goblet… For reasons
It's the goblet of fire
@annoying person, cause it's full of menstrual rage...
@annoying person, XD