Letter to the editor: “Why tax tampons? They are a necessity”

Dear Sierra Webb,

I am responding to your article, “Why tax tampons? They are a necessity,” in the newest edition of the Harbinger. I want to start off by thanking you, you have become the voice of millions of girls and women across the United States. Obama during his presidency brought this up as an issue to women’s rights and how instead of taxing tampons, pads, etc. there should be a tax on luxury items such as Viagra. When debating in class some male students bring up the wage gap, women oppression, and how we are treated worse than men. Sexism is a huge problem so until men speak of how their actions affect others poorly than women will stop needing to feel the right to speak feminism. This article covers all the necessary topics when discussing something that may seem minor to others.

Again, I just wanted to thank you so much for writing this article, it was long overdue!


Willow Powers