Dear Mr. President: Why are tampons taxed?
If you had 15 minutes to sit down and interview the President of the United States, what would you ask? YouTuber Ingrid Nilsen asked about the tampon tax. "I don't know anyone who has a period that thinks it's a luxury. Because it's something that's part of our every day lives and is really crucial to our health as women," Nilsen said.
Every woman who has ever lived on planet earth has or had a period. Every woman no matter her race, culture, background, economic status or country of residence knows what it's like have a period. Menstruation can be a painful process for a woman causing hormonal imbalances and often puts her in a state of emotional blah. On average she will go thorough this cycle, month after month, for 30-40 years. And there's not a single thing she can do about it.
So why are the tools women need to manage their periods taxed as a luxury in the United States? You'll be shocked to hear President Obama's answer.
Fast forward to 2:58 to get to the nitty gritty.