WOMEN
03/30/2016 10:51 am ET

A Quick Breakdown Of Why It's Absurd To Tax Tampons

There’s nothing “luxurious” about having a period.

Miki Agrawal, CEO and co-founder of period underwear company Thinx, is here to explain why taxing tampons and other feminine hygiene products is, for lack of a better phrase, complete bullshit.

In an op-ed video for The Huffington Post, Agrawal breaks down just how ridiculous it is that only five states in the United States exempt feminine hygiene products from sales taxes. According to a Fusion report, five states don't have sales tax at all, but the remaining 40 states consider the feminine hygiene products to be "luxury items."

As Agrawal points out: "Having a period is an unavoidable biological miracle, and it’s hard not to feel like we’re being taxed for simply being female."

So what can be done to end the tampon tax? Contact your state lawmakers. Let your voices be heard. And most importantly...

Video produced by Lauren Greenhall and Stephanie Petchers, and edited by Alfred Marroquin.

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