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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.

China is phasing out its one-child policy for the wrong reasons

Demographics of China's population after the ruling party decided to end the one-child policy, allowing married couples to have 2 children, in 2016. (Graphic via Tribune News Service)

By Kim Rooney | Contributing Editor

June 20, 2018

The small oval scar on the top of my left arm goes unnoticed by most. They have no reason to look, since the United States stopped administering the smallpox vaccination in 1972. Even I forget it’s there, until news from across the ocean reminds me that it’s the physical marker of China, a country that...

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