In ISIS held territories of the Middle East mass rape of girls and young women is the norm and they are sold as sex slaves in markets for the price of a packet of cigarettes. Closer to home thousands of British girls have had their external genitalia brutally cut off (FGM), thousand are trapped into forced marriages then regularly raped and honour crimes including acid throwing to disfigure women’s faces is common.
And the feminist movement doesn’t care and is doing nothing about all this. They are more obsessed with growing then dying their underarm hair and whingeing about something they call manspreading. This is when somebody takes excessive space on public transport. But every time I see this it is a woman taking up the next seat with her bag. The feminist movement is utterly pathetic.
And now they have a new obsession. They want their sanitary products to be tax free. Which is utterly ridiculous when everything comparable, such as men’s shaving requirements is taxed at 20%.
In factÂ women’s sanitary protection products are already covered by VAT Notice 701/18 which stipulates a VAT rate of 5%. Which is pure sexism. Why should women get a 75% tax break?
And the feminists, when presented with this argument, are lying and saying that there is no VAT on men’s shaving requirements. ButÂ VAT in the United Kingdom is based upon the standard rate of 20%,Â unless something falls into a listed category for a reduced rate or an exemption. Since there is no listing for razor’s in the exemption list they have a VAT rate of 20%. For further proof theÂ Edwin Jaggar website shows that 10 Personna Platinum DE Razor Blades cost Â£2.00 or Â£1.67 (ex. Tax) which corresponds to the VAT rate of 20%. Unsurprisingly evenÂ the feminists in the Guardian are telling lies.
And women don’t need disposable tampons and pads. In fact these products are environmentally harmful. There are lots of reusable options, both external and internal. There are machine-washable fabric maxi pads, for example.Â It requires some effort to clean a reusable pad, but worth it to save the planet and the VAT.Â The real winner are menstrual cups, which you insert like a tampon and empty out as needed, reusing for years.
So, as usual, the nutty feminists are either wrong, or telling lies, or both. Feminism is proved to be an utter joke once again.