Ivy League Students Vote To Install Free Tampons In Men’s Room
My mom taught me that my period is my responsibility. I have never understood why a young adult would want the entire world involved in such a personal, private thing.
How progressive and forward thinking of them.
Thought man-pons were only reserved for Comedy Central sketches? Think again.
This month, the Columbia University Student Council voted to launch a pilot program to distribute free tampons across campus — even in the men’s restrooms. According to the Columbia Spectator, tampons and pads will be installed in female, male, and gender-neutral bathrooms in 10 academic buildings as well as in the school library.
The move comes after the Columbia administration ended a pilot program that gave students the ability to pick up free tampons and pads at Columbia Health Services. The administration’s pilot program was terminated due to a lack of student interest.
Columbia students have been calling for administrators to offer free tampons for the past year.
“Columbia should pay for my period,” declared Barnard-Columbia junior Courtney Couillard in an op-ed earlier this year. More