But there is, Faye. In many states that have a state sales tax, that tax is limited to things considered non-essential luxuries. And in most of those states, feminine hygiene products are not considered “essentials” and thus exempted – i.e. they are considered luxuries that can be taxed. Robert See it’s a luxury that you don’t have a rag that you stick down there and clean and instead get to flush or throw away your bodily fluids without hassle. Seems like a lot of folks here are missing the point. Some women are absolutely denied access to menstrual products. They include incarcerated women, women held in the refugee camps, teens in detention centers. Other women can get ahold of these Sticky Webb, Skeeter, Fillmore Friends shirt when they can afford to buy them. They are ridiculously expensive. But what many of you might want to keep in mind is that this is a public sanitation and health issue. Personally, I don’t want to have to worry about what I might be sitting in public places. One out of every 5 children in the U.S. is growing up below the poverty threshold. Girls as young as 8 or 9 have periods. Hygiene should not be a hardship for children. Not to mention the indignity and humiliation a girl suffers in school when she bleeds through her clothing. Sanitation is a need as basic as nutrition. Joseph Barese Soap and toilet paper are available in public bathrooms for free, just like menstruation products should be. You can afford toilet paper and hand soap, right? Why should you get that for free if you can afford it? Joseph Barese Provide access to menstrual products just like toilet paper and hand soap are provided in public bathrooms. What is it that you’re not understanding, flower?