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University Students Demand Free Tampons…in the MEN’S Restrooms!

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

The “free the tampon” movement has spread to New York University, where students are demanding free “menstrual hygiene products” in all bathrooms, including men’s rooms.

The petition has nearly reached its goal of 1,500 signatures, but some students are resisting the effort, calling it another example of the “entitlement” mentality of Millennials.

The “free the tampon” movement has spread to New York University, where students are demanding free “menstrual hygiene products” in all bathrooms, including men’s rooms.

A group of NYU students who call themselves “Students for Sexual Respect” are circulating a petition with their demands that will be sent to the school’s administration when it reaches its targeted signature goal of 1,500, of which it already has 1,486.

The petition notes that while it is relatively easy for NYU students to access condoms on campus, finding a tampon or pad is apparently much more difficult.

[RELATED: Cornell referendum on men’s room tampons passes in landslide] 

The issue presents its financial difficulties, too, according to the petition, which suggests that “at an expensive university where many students face large amounts of debt,” student “budgets can’t always accommodate those $10 a month” needed for tampons.

“We shouldn’t have to choose between MHPs and other necessities like pricey textbooks, groceries, or MetroCards,” the petition declares. “Our bodies shouldn’t have to be more expensive than other bodies.”

The petition goes on to explain that many students, especially transgender students, have the experience of not being able to find a tampon in their preferred bathroom, saying that free tampons should therefore be made available in all…

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