It’s not just about a tax: Why menstrual periods are also political

FILE — Casey Hartnett speaks at a Period Party that includes storytelling and poetry in honor of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, at the New Women Space in New York, May 30, 2018. More people than ever are discussing periods in public, including a push for ?menstrual equity? and an end to tampon taxes. (Jackie Molloy/The New York Times) XNYT8 XNYT8

“Menstrual equity” refers to equal access to hygiene products. And it’s the focus of a variety of new laws and policies.

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