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Should the Tampon Tax be Abolished?
The tampon tax should be abolished.
To avoid exposing the public to potentially unhygienic body fluids, all menstrual devices should be as inexpensive as possible.
Taxation is theft, therefore, all taxes should be abolished, not just this one.
Removing the tampon tax would aid gender economic equality.
Tampons are legally classed as a medical device and therefore should be treated as such in the tax code and be rendered non taxable.
Abolishing the tampon tax would help those low-income women that cannot afford menstruation supplies.
Tampons were classed as "luxury items" by patriarchal governments with little to no consultation of women.
Tampons are a basic necessity, since menstruation is a biological function.
Tampons should be taxed in a manner consistent with taxes on toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, dental floss, and other products necessary for basic hygiene.
It is more important for the state to have enough income from taxes to finance social benefits. The tampon tax shouldn't be abolished but decreased.
Just because something is gender specific shouldn't mean it should not be treated just like the other things that both sexes need.
This is a personal expense by any definition under fiscal law. Accordingly, there is no basis for the Government to exempt from- or reimburse for- taxation.
Women could use cheaper options, such as the reusable menstrual cups or
Tampons are not life sustaining like medicines, so they should be taxed.
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