Woman Forced To Buy $15 Box of Tampons at Airport and Photo Draws National Outrage

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A woman has sparked a huge debate after being forced to pay fifteen dollars for a box of tampons at the airport…

For lot of people, no matter how much they prepare for the time of the month, sometimes it just happens unexpectedly.

Except for 1 very overpriced box of tampons at the airport. Read on to see the note she left for other people using the same restroom and for how the airport responded…

A lot of people get rather uncomfortable over the subject.

People get periods.

On any given day, around 800 million women and young girls are menstruating… so why is this natural function so stigmatized?

In 2017, girls’ rights charity Plan International UK spoke to one-thousand U.K. girls aged between fourteen and twenty-one in the U.K. and found that nearly half (forty-eight percent) felt embarrassed about their period.

It was also found that only 1 in 5 girls feel uncomfortable talking to a teacher about their period, and less than a third feeling okay talking to their fathers about it.

The silence that engulfs menstruation means girls’ learning is reduced to an awkward lesson in middle school, where boys make jokes and girls are introduced to the idea that periods are disgusting and should remain private.

It was found that 1 in 7 girls don’t know what is happening when they start menstruating and more than a quarter don’t know what to do. There has to be a serious failure somewhere for this to be the case.

So this raises the question, why are women still paying for sanitary products?

In some parts of the world, the prices are simply outrageous, meaning a lot of people are forced to find alternatives, including rags and tissues.

Carlee Field was at the Calgary International Airport when she needed to use the restroom.

Working toilets, sinks, tampon machines, but instead, when she approached the baby-changing table, she found a Kotex® box with a note laying beside it.

But the person that wrote the note, also known by the title “Lady Bro,” made herself clear.

“$15 box from Relay. Not acceptable! Please take one if you need one.”

Which is still pretty steep for such a necessity.

They slashed the prices in the vending machines from fifteen dollars down to $6.25. “Our maintenance team has checked and filled all vending machines in the washrooms, and our retailer Relay has adjusted the price of tampons to $6.25, effective immediately,” they said.

For more news on how some people deal with their periods, keep scrolling. Apparently, a vacuum helped solve the problems… Yikes.