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Feminist Tumblr and the ‘Tampon Tax’

Posted on | October 9, 2015 | 87 Comments


Behold the irrefutable logic of Feminist Tumblr:

Tampons and other ‘feminine hygiene’ products are taxed. Women have to pay taxes just to be able to have our periods.
So if any anti feminist complains about women in regards to money (or anything really) just tell him: “As a female tax payer my tampon taxes go towards things that you benefit from so shut the f–k up“
Just by being born a woman you are born into more financial needs, not wants. I need to buy tampons, pads, monthly pain medicine, underwear(after they are inevitably stained), contraceptions to help with more severe periods and pregnancy prevention in general. Imagine living paycheck to paycheck and having to budget for feminine products in addition to other living essentials. Where as a guy can put that extra $50-75 towards food, rent, etc. There’s really not the option to not buy tampons/pads that month. You can’t go to work bleeding down your legs.

Perhaps the young ladies of Feminist Tumblr don’t realize it, but some societies actually have a system that ensures that males provide for women’s special needs. Under this system, each girl is born with a male assigned to take care of her, and also to take care of her mother. In societies with such a system, this man is called a “father.” This man has the responsibility of providing for the health and safety of one adult woman (who is called a “wife”) as well as any children she bears, including both sons and daughters. Upon reaching adulthood, each female is then assigned another male to provide for her in a similar fashion. In societies with such a system, this man is called a “husband.” This system distributes the economic and social tasks necessary to provide for women’s special needs in such a way that every adult man, by fulfilling his assigned role as “husband” and “father,” helps prevent women from experiencing their special needs as a lonely burden.

Feminists call this system “patriarchy” and call husbands and fathers “oppressors.” Feminists have spent decades trying to destroy patriarchy. A man who tries to persuade them that this destructive project is a bad idea is called a “misogynist.” Feminists demand equality, but we find that the pursuit of equality results in many women experiencing their special needs as a lonely burden. We call these women “Crazy Cat Ladies.”



87 Responses to “Feminist Tumblr and the ‘Tampon Tax’”

  1. Dana
    October 9th, 2015 @ 3:15 pm

    You think that yo have it bad? Sometimes I have to make my own Ramen Noodles!

  2. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 3:24 pm

    Do you mean a large box of tampons, or a box of large tampons?

    Q: What good are used tampons?
    A: Tea bags for vampires.

  3. Finrod Felagund
    October 9th, 2015 @ 3:27 pm

    11 in binary, perhaps.

  4. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 3:32 pm

    It’s their own fault, for being so full of sh!t.

  5. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 3:33 pm

    If good Vikings go to Valhalla, where do bad ones go? Helsinki?

  6. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 3:35 pm

    Make ramen noodles? Kids today, you have it so easy. In my day we had to hunt our own ramen noodles. Great herds of Ramedons would darken the plains, and you’ve never known the meaning of terror if you haven’t faced an angry female defending her young.

  7. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 3:36 pm

    There are 10 kinds of people – those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

  8. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

    I have a hunch that she already spends a lot of time screaming into a mirror.

  9. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 3:39 pm

    Hello, I’ve seen you around here before. That’s a lovely spider, can I get you another drink?

  10. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 3:42 pm

    On the other hand, they only complain half as much about their semicolons.

  11. Prime Director
    October 9th, 2015 @ 4:21 pm

    Crazy Cat-Lady, not Crazy-Cat Lady ?

  12. Prime Director
    October 9th, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

    Gender IS a social construct BTW

    Nothing genetic in your typical american male makes wearing a plaid skirt queer; and nothing in the Scotsman’s DNA makes wearing a tartan kilt fireannach

    Its signalling… contingent, path-dependent, language-based messaging, and its constructed

    But so what if gender is socially constructed


  13. Dana
    October 9th, 2015 @ 4:47 pm

    Alas! Ramen Noodles have discontinued the Cajun Chicken flavor I favored, and now I’m stuck with the poor substitute Oriental, though, if my daughter goes to Ft Dix, she’ll bring me back the Chili flavor from the PX.

  14. Prime Director
    October 9th, 2015 @ 4:56 pm

    EVERY institution is socially constructed

    Binary gender/sex identity is an institution, the lengthened shadow of one man (heh)

    Binary gender identity represents a lesson learned (it works) and transmitted to posterity; ignore the lesson at your peril

  15. Grandson Of TheGrumpus
    October 9th, 2015 @ 6:22 pm

    Most of us “religious wacko”-s know that sexual relations aren’t just for procreation… intimacy continues beyound age 60, after all.

    We just agree with Heavenly Father that those most intimate and sacremental relationships need to be kept within the bounds of the covenant of marriage!

    Btw, don’t let on I told you this… they might revoke my membership in the Religious Wacko Union

  16. Mike G.
    October 9th, 2015 @ 6:39 pm

    How ’bout a big box of “Cry me a river.”

  17. DeadMessenger
    October 9th, 2015 @ 7:02 pm

    I guess, but I think the shipping charges might be prohibitive on that.

  18. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 7:31 pm

    If you can spring for it, get some kimchee and dump some in the noodles. Now that is some fine eatin’.

  19. Steve Skubinna
    October 9th, 2015 @ 7:33 pm

    Gender is socially constructed, sex is not. The idiot po-mo crowd have conflated the two, probably because manning up, putting on their big boy pants, and acting like they’ve got a pair is sooooo oppressive.

  20. Prime Director
    October 9th, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

    Gender is socially constructed, sex is not

    Yes; Sex is the components that make the physical system, “hardware”.

    Gender is language to direct the processor to perform tasks, “software”.

    The IDENTITY of (binary) sex and gender (even though sex and gender are both a continuum, with unrecognizeable, MALADAPTIVE radical extremes at both ends) is essentially the institution of heterosexuality.

  21. Mike G.
    October 9th, 2015 @ 8:05 pm

    Well, maybe not so much if you threw in a CD of Julie London singing “Cry me a river.”

    Now there was a sexy lady!

  22. Mike G.
    October 9th, 2015 @ 8:08 pm

    I’m on my “smarter than me” phone so I haven’t figured out how to embed video, ect.

  23. Daniel Freeman
    October 9th, 2015 @ 8:42 pm

    Disqus makes it easy to embed YouTube. All you need is the URL, which you can get from the share button, then paste it in at the bottom of your comment and watch the magic.

  24. Daniel Freeman
    October 9th, 2015 @ 8:52 pm

    I suspect she would just find something else to complain about.

  25. Mike G.
    October 9th, 2015 @ 8:58 pm

    I know how to embed videos on my computer.

    Just can’t do it on my phone.

  26. Quartermaster
    October 9th, 2015 @ 9:10 pm

    Gender is a grammatical term.

  27. Quartermaster
    October 9th, 2015 @ 9:12 pm

    That’s bad…Nuke this guy Wombat!

  28. Quartermaster
    October 9th, 2015 @ 9:15 pm

    best be careful. You’re noticing stuff you aren’t supposed be noticing.

  29. Quartermaster
    October 9th, 2015 @ 9:18 pm

    I like Hex myself. Never cared for Octal.

  30. Quartermaster
    October 9th, 2015 @ 9:19 pm

    I’m sure it listens as well as she does.

  31. Bob Belvedere
    October 10th, 2015 @ 12:20 am

    Actually: Hell-sinki.

  32. Jason Lee
    October 10th, 2015 @ 3:13 am

    Yeah, when I see women working on cell phone towers or if I hear of some all-female crews scrambling to repair electrical power lines after an ice storm, I’ll start worrying about tampon taxes.

  33. Dana
    October 10th, 2015 @ 7:11 am

    That would be my second cousin Kate, who retired last year from her job as a lineman for Verizon . . . in Maine!

  34. Dana
    October 10th, 2015 @ 7:20 am

    The fine art of preparing Ramen Noodles:
    1 – Set the teakettle on the stove to boil water.
    2a – Break up one package of Ramen Noodles into a heavy bowl; add the flavor packet.
    2b – Break up a second package of Ramen Noodles on to of the first one; add the flavor packet.
    3 – Once the water has boiled, pour over Ramen Noodles until noodles are just covered.
    4 – Pick up bowl and carry it upstairs to the computer room. You should have just enough time to get it to the computer desk before the bowl gets too hot to carry.
    5 – Go back downstairs and get an ice-cold can of Mountain Dew, to carry back up to the computer desk. (If the water hasn’t boiled, this step can be taken between steps 2 and 3.)
    6 – By now, the boiling water has softened the Ramen Noodles, so they can be stirred to mix the flavoring through out.
    7 – Bring up The Other McCain on the computer screen, start eating Ramen Noodles, drinking Mountain Dew and enjoying the wit and wisdom of His Wombatness.

  35. Dana
    October 10th, 2015 @ 7:22 am

    This comment deserves far more than the one up vote I can give it!

  36. Dana
    October 10th, 2015 @ 7:25 am

    Have you seen some of those Finnish girls? It’s every bit as good as Valhalla.

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