Five women in New York have filed a class-action lawsuit to strongly urge lawmakers in New York to lift the tax on tampons and other sanitary products for women. The women point out in the suit that certain "necessary" hygiene products like "Rogaine, foot powder, dandruff shampoo, Chapstick, facial wash, adult diapers, and incontinence pads are not taxed," but tampons and pads are. Since tampons and sanitary pads are necessities for many women (and Rogaine maybe isn't a necessity for anybody), the women say that the say the tax on tampons is an unfair tax on women.
The group who filed the joint suit includes mathematician Catherine O'Neil, photographer Natalie Brasington, and Margo Seibert, co-founder of Racket.
According to CBS News, "Racket is a women's advocacy group which encourages women to embrace their periods while promoting menstrual cycle resources and wellness."