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  • currently in the news in Canada. Also in the news in Australia.

    June 1, 2015

  • An all-male panel of lawmakers in Utah refused to end the state’s sales tax on tampons, voting 8 to 3 against the Hygiene Tax Act.

    The committee (again, all men) shot down the proposal because it wanted to keep the tax system predictable and believed that allowing for subjective variations on the tax code would only cause problems, according to reports.

    Specifically, state representative Ken Ivory—one of the eight “no” votes—worried that exempting tampons would open the door for all kinds of crazy requests for exemptions, according to CBS News.

    October 9, 2016