Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Best Twitter Reactions To Outrageous #TamponTax

The Twittersphere blew up this week with many users tweeting about '#TamponTax' after the news that MPs have voted against cutting VAT on female sanitary products as they believe tampons and towels to be 'luxury' items rather than necessities. Uhmmm okay then. Usually I would ignore such a ridiculous opinion like that but it's shocking to discover that 305 MPs voted against scapping the tax, compared to 287, many of whom are women themselves. I could go on an entire rant about this however, there comes a point where after all the outrage you initially feel you just have to make the best of the situation you have and I definitely had a giggle at some of these incredibly accurate tweets made in response to the news... and if anything good has come out of this, I'm definitely pleased that the huge stigma behind talking about periods has been removed slightly!

Even I just couldn't resist getting involved...

What's your view on the current #TamponTax? Luxury or essential items?


  1. The entire thing made me completely enraged so much so that I also took to twitter. It is another example of how woman's issues are not treated fairly within policy making and why it is important to speak out about issues that effect us even if it does make others feel uncomfortable.

  2. Hm, yes I do wonder just how much of the tax we're paying in tampons will go right back up there to clear all of the blood stains from public transport and council seating. Stay tuned!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

  3. it's an outrageous issue, some of the twitter reactions were hilarious though! hopefully these idiots will see sense eventually, i clearly have no idea what luxury really means if a tampon is the definition x


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