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Editorial: Inflated tampon prices in prison reflect a larger issue

In Pennsylvania jails, the price of tampons is more than twice that of the price outside of prisons. Richard B. Levine, Zuma Press | TNSIn Pennsylvania jails, the price of tampons is more than twice that of the price outside of prisons.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 10, 2020

While the price of tampons is an important issue and a severe injustice to women in the prison system, it is not the only issue — or the most urgent — that women are faced with.

Editorial: Remove menstrual product taxes

Unlike the United States as a whole, many countries have already stopped taxing menstrual products and acknowledged them as necessities.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 17, 2019

Taxing them as if they are a choice is inherently discriminatory and dangerous. Pennsylvania — along with all other states — should cut the tax.

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