‘I bleed and I’m proud’: Aussie girls rap against the tampon tax
Australian women are sick of paying extra just because they get periods, and now they’ve got the song to prove it.
When the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced in Australia in 2000, items like tampons and sanitary pads were hit with a 10% price hike after they were deemed “non-essential” products by the government.
Calls to end the so-called “tampon tax” have been gaining momentum in recent months. First, university student Subeta Vimalarajah created a petition, “stop taxing my period,” and now Sydneysider Mia Lethbridge has filmed a music video called “Drop it ’cause it’s rot” to protest the unfair tax burden. Read more…
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