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About That Call for Free Tampons

Via Jedediah Bila at Breitbart News

I didn’t weigh in on Jessica Valenti’s twitter call for subsidized tampons because, well, it was absurd. She then followed it up with a column in which she shared the following:

We need to move beyond the stigma of “that time of the month” – women’s feminine hygiene products should be free for all, all the time.

Sanitary products are vital for the health, well-being and full participation of women and girls across the globe. The United Nations and Human Rights Watch, for example, have both linked menstrual hygiene to human rights. Earlier this year, Jyoti Sanghera, chief of the UN Human Rights Office on Economic and Social Issues, called the stigma around menstrual hygiene “a violation of several human rights, most importantly the right to human dignity”.

If the argument is for subsidizing “vital for health” items, the line is drawn where?

What about herbal supplements used to treat physical and psychological conditions daily by those who practice alternative medicine?

My friend could argue that his gym membership is vital for his health, as it’s his chief line of defense against a heart disease battle.

What about acupuncture for body pain that doesn’t respond to traditional medicine, meditation classes for anxiety disorders, over-the-counter antacids and analgesics that enable some to eat and work without daily discomfort?

Is Valenti suggesting that when I decide what’s vital for my health, the justification thereby exists for it to be government subsidized? As in subsidized by other people?

Perhaps on a planet where money grows on trees. And where people often believe that the government should have more of a responsibility for your health and well-being than you should.

Reminder: Few free things are actually free. Someone, I assure you, usually pays.

Jedediah Bila is co-host of “Outnumbered” on Fox News at 12pm ET. She is an author, columnist, and Fox News Contributor. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.

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Chris
6 years ago

WHAT? Good Lord! The Dems play to the most uneducated and emotional sector of the population with no shame!

To think that women respond to such unintelligent calls for “justice” and “Equality” is embarrassing. I have no women friends who respond to such demeaning stereotypes. Ugh.

And to think “WE” are considered by them as the un-emancipated anti-women ideologues. It’s enough to make me disparaging of the enlightenment!

Someone who thinks (and feels thank you)

Reduster
7 years ago

You can lead a person to Knowledge, but you can not make them think.
There are none so blind as those who will not see; none so deaf as those who will not hear; and none so foolish as those who will not learn.

Rik
7 years ago

Advice is free … until you act on it! 7 trillion $$$ in national debt in almost 6 year’s of Obama’s reign of terror will take how many of America’s yet unborn to pay off? Nothing is free! … Somebody has to pay for it!

Diana Erbio
7 years ago

Like Margaret Thatcher said, “The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

david smawley
7 years ago

Sandra Fluke wanna be!

Dennis Franz
7 years ago

Daily massages for free!? Count me in. For my ‘health’.

JLB
7 years ago

Excellent article! Liberals and progressives believe everything should be provided by the government. They still haven’t learned there is no such thing as a free lunch. Somebody has to pay for everything and government is the most inefficient provider of services.

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