Women bleed onto their white trousers to protest tampon tax outside Houses of Parliament

Ellen Stewart
Sunday 08 November 2015 12:00
Celebrities

"CONTENT WARNING: BLOOD," reads the first line of a Facebook post by self-proclaimed "queer Riot Grrrl" Charlie Edge.

Edge stood outside the Houses of Parliament on a dreary Saturday morning, brandishing placards in protest of the "luxury" tax on tampons.

How quickly would we get free tampons if everyone stopped wearing them?

Her Facebook post calls out the five per cent tax rate on sanitary products, saying: "They're not luxury items, anymore than jaffa cakes, edible cake decorations, exotic meats or any other number of things currently not taxed as luxury items."

CONTENT WARNING: BLOOD.Today i am forgoing tampons and pads outside the houses of parliament to show how 'luxury'...

Posted by Charlie Edge on Friday, 6 November 2015

It's unhygienic

It's such a stupid thing to get upset about

It's gross

I'm sure there's a better way to get your point across

My responses to all the negative feedback I've had so far:1. “Three girls outside parliament with blood stains isn’t...

Posted by Charlie Edge on Saturday, 7 November 2015

Despite widespread campaigning around the matter and an impassioned speech in parliament from Labour MP Stella Creasy, the tax - which FYI does not apply to edible cake decorations, men's razors or jelly shots - is, for now, here to stay.

Bloody hell.

H/T Huffington Post UK

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