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Taxing tampons isnít just unfair, itís unconstitutional
Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2019 | Erwin Chemerinsky & Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Posted on 07/11/2019 4:43:23 PM PDT by kaehurowing

If the government were to require that only men or only women had to pay a tax of several hundred dollars a year solely because of their sex, that would be an unconstitutional denial of equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Yet that is exactly the effect of the so-called tampon tax.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: berkeleynuts; calinsanity; crazylibs; givemeabreak; idiocracy; lofan; nuttyprofessor; tampons; tampontax; usebetterkeywords; wackolawschooldean
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To: kaehurowing
Uhmmmmm......

Even an 8% sales tax = $6.50 in tax per year. Where does this hundreds of dollars figure come from????

81 posted on 07/11/2019 6:06:37 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: kaehurowing

Or for hygienic purposes. Then too, how do they get around electrical products such as male and female plugs and receptacles?


82 posted on 07/11/2019 6:06:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: kaehurowing

Stop worshipping genitalia


83 posted on 07/11/2019 6:07:46 PM PDT by redgolum (If this culture today is civilization, I will be the barbarian.)
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To: kaehurowing

My goodness! If I had known that men weren’t charged tax on such products, I would have sent my husband to buy them for me during all those years I needed them. Dang, the little secrets they don’t tell you until you’ve gone through menopause.


84 posted on 07/11/2019 6:08:00 PM PDT by CFW
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To: dead

Ha!!

Yep. Throw their own contradictions right back at ‘em.


85 posted on 07/11/2019 6:09:02 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: yesthatjallen

“this isn’t normal. “

She identifies as a female elephant.


86 posted on 07/11/2019 6:09:42 PM PDT by dynachrome (Build the wall, deport them all.)
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To: kaehurowing

This is a joke, right? I mean I know the LA Times is a joke but to stoop to this level to demand “equality”? OMG! Let’s count the ways how guys get screwed over.

How about when a woman wants to get an abortion?


87 posted on 07/11/2019 6:15:15 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ( Why won't CNN call them Democrat Segregationists?)
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To: kaehurowing

Bull$hit. According to the latest edict from Trans Central, men can have periods too.


88 posted on 07/11/2019 6:18:19 PM PDT by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: kaehurowing

If the LA Times is for lowering any American’s taxes... well good.


89 posted on 07/11/2019 6:22:15 PM PDT by week 71
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To: kaehurowing

The next item on the list for the feminists to gripe about will be the dildos.


90 posted on 07/11/2019 6:22:57 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: kaehurowing
...pay a tax of several hundred dollars a year because of my sex

When did they start taxing sex? I absolutely refuse to pay!

91 posted on 07/11/2019 6:25:37 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: P-Marlowe

...or taxing condoms, jock itch powder, and jock straps.


92 posted on 07/11/2019 6:26:51 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: blam
The 1970s?? Now I'm no expert on such matters (being a man and all), but you are off by several decades...
But it wasn’t until 1929 that a physician named Dr. Earle Haas patented and invented the modern-day tampon (with applicator). He came up with the idea during a trip to California, where a friend told him how she was able to improvise a more comfortable and effective alternative to the commonly used and bulky external pads by simply inserting a piece of sponge on the inside, rather than outside. At the time, doctors were using plugs of cotton to staunch secretions and so he suspected a compressed form of cotton would absorb just as well.

After a bit of experimenting, he settled on a design that featured a tightly bound strip of absorbent cotton attached to a string to allow for easy removal. To keep the tampon clean, the cotton came with an applicator tube that extended to push the cotton into place without the user having to touch it.

Haas filed for his first tampon patent on November 19, 1931, and originally described it as a "catamenial device," a term derived from the Greek word for monthly. The product name “Tampax,” which originated from “tampon” and “vaginal packs,” was also trademarked and later sold to businesswoman Gertrude Tendrich for $32,000. She would go on to form the Tampax company and begin mass production. Within a few years, the Tampax arrived on store shelves and by 1949 appeared in more than 50 magazines.


93 posted on 07/11/2019 6:31:30 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: kaehurowing

Btt


94 posted on 07/11/2019 6:51:50 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY (The media is corrupt)
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To: dead

Gender’s just an abstract concept. If you don’t like the tax, change your gender.

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Exactly, just start thinking you’re a male and the supposed discrimination will go away.


95 posted on 07/11/2019 7:02:56 PM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: kaehurowing

What about the tax on toilet paper? Oh the humanity!


96 posted on 07/11/2019 7:07:37 PM PDT by punknpuss
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To: P-Marlowe

And dresses.


97 posted on 07/11/2019 7:09:24 PM PDT by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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To: kaehurowing

98 posted on 07/11/2019 7:17:57 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Haas filed for his first tampon patent on November 19, 1931, and originally described it as a "catamenial device," a term derived from the Greek word for monthly. The product name “Tampax,” which originated from “tampon” and “vaginal packs,” was also trademarked and later sold to businesswoman Gertrude Tendrich for $32,000.

During the Civil War, one of the accoutrements for the Springfield and Enfield rifled muskets was the "tampion," (or "tompion"), a wooden or cork plug inserted into the muzzle to keep water and dirt out of the barrel.

99 posted on 07/11/2019 7:30:34 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: kaehurowing

Women purchase condoms. I did. Granted, they go on the man, but have a purpose to both sexes. Tampons do not. They are woman-specific, and already expensive.

After my hysterectomy, I donated all of my sanitary items to an organization in the UK. Over there, school nurses, clinics, and hospitals do not provide them in machines, and hospitals charge a ridiculous amount for them. They’re subject to a 12% tax due to being a “luxury item”. They were necessary for me. I was having transfusions on a regular basis, which are awful for transplant recipients.


100 posted on 07/11/2019 7:37:21 PM PDT by Tacrolimus1mg (Do no harm, but take no sh!t.)
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