Newsom signs bill requiring free menstrual products in California public schools, colleges
California public schools and colleges must stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The move comes as women’s rights advocates push nationwide for affordable access to pads, tampons and other items. California’s latest effort builds on a...
If they are required to provide toilet paper, I can't see how this is any different at all.
Good job California.
this is incredible I hope the rest of our country follows ... hygiene is hygiene we don't deny people toilet paper
Finally! California raises the standard. Again!! Thank you Governor Newsom for your leadership👍
If men got periods this would have been written into the Bill of Rights.
Our school JUST started this year. A student group started a campaign with Aunt Flow and now that we’re on campus, they’re here!! Soooo happy to have them accessible for our students 😊💙😊
They will stock them until the products are stolen, again and again, to re stock friends and family.
This is great. Many girls miss school because they can’t afford these products. Heck they can’t even afford to buy food.
It's about time. If men had their periods you know tampons would have NFL logos on them.
Thank god. Governor continuing with the important things and not wasting our money.
Fantastic! As a middle school teacher who keeps a drawer stocked w necessities for our girls (bc my classroom is right by the bathroom), I'm so happy to see this. Crazy it wasn't already in place though.
Question: Does this bill provide funding for school districts to do this?
In Missouri, we have a club of students doing what our state won’t.
When I was a little girl, women’s bathroom stalls in public places required coins to open! Now free products in schools! In my lifetime!!
How about free or inexpensive rapid covid tests everywhere like they do in other countries?
Much needed bill! When I was a young teen in CA and started my period, my Mom couldn't afford to get a new box if my sister, her and I were menstruating at the same time, I often had to use toilet paper from the stalls and or any rag I found. I've never shared that story.
That’s not a free, the school will raise tuition to get the funds to buy them. Nothing is ever free.
Honey? Can you run to the high school?!? My period started!
Good. They should be provided at no cost in bathrooms, just like toilet paper is. And for the men on this thread, sit this one out. You have no idea what you are talking about...a tampon is not a luxury item that's nice to have. It's a necessity.
Cool. Teachers and students buy their own learning supplies. But menstral pads…that belongs on the admin budget🙄🙄 wtf?
This is fabulous news and the rest of the country should follow suit. Can we also stop taxing those products when they are being purchased?!
Plumbing companies are about to make a lot money in California High Schools! About some tax breaks Gavin!? I wonder how Californians are feeling about that recall now? https://t.co/0YoDYGbqWi
And yet, SF & LA’s streets are still lined with urine & feces.
While I do think this is awesome in general, in practice, these will become an issue of waste, hoarding & plugged toilets because of vandals. Make them cheap, fine. Free makes them garbage. People don’t respect free.
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