Free period products – it’s something people who menstruate have been campaigning for for ages. And now, in Scotland at least, that’s becoming a reality.
The Scottish government recently took a step forward for period equality by passing a law to ensure there’s access to free tampons and pads in bathrooms in schools, universities, leisure centres, libraries and more across the country.
Sadly, they weren’t as successful with their appointment of the first ever ‘Period Dignity Officer’ – but maybe choosing a cisgendered man for the role wasn’t the wisest of choices. Mansplaining periods? No thanks!
Still, the provision of free period products is good news and the benefits that the move has brought to communities across the country is inspiring many private businesses to follow suit.
Here’s why there’s a need for more to follow suit – and a really good business case for doing just that.