Salt Lake City to provide free feminine hygiene products in city buildings

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  • Out of the Blue Layton, UT
    June 20, 2019 4:33 p.m.

    Toilet paper and tampons both take care of an unavoidable bodily function that if unaddressed can be a health hazard to the individual and those around them.

    One is used daily and one is used in a not so predictable schedule. One is discarded immediately and one is left in. One is used by only women. Which is the delineating factor in whether we should provide it?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 20, 2019 2:25 p.m.

    For those of you confused between the usages and functions of toilet paper and tampons, go talk to your mom or another responsible adult female.

    Out of the blue
    The inconsistency? That women are not responsible enough to provide for their hygiene needs, but are responsible enough to chose to abort their child.

    Helmsman
    What does your Glorious Leader BO have to do with free tampons? We know he wanted to turn us into Venezuela, but that’s another topic for another day.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2019 2:03 p.m.

    Venezuela!

    We’re turning into Venezuela because of free tampons!

    Stand with Glorious Leader and the fight against free tampons!

    We’re hours from lobbing Tomahawks at deserted Iranian surface to air missile sites to prove how macho we are when we lost a drone and we’re bellyaching about free tampons.

    America is sure great again.

  • Truth2017 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2019 10:34 p.m.

    I really feel the government of SLC is a big arrogant and feels they are not accountable to the taxpayers. I guess it a bitterly divided country between two political parties, one party gets in power and just does whatever it wants. The parties know most people will vote based on the r or d next to their name, not on anything they do while in office. I wish we had leadership that spent our money wisely. How about enacting policies in SLC that bring down the costs of living here, then the women can afford femine products.

  • Out of the Blue Layton, UT
    June 19, 2019 6:25 p.m.

    @at long last - why do I continue to buy toilet paper when I could just take it from public restrooms?

    @lost in DC - I must have missed that talking point. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by inconsistency.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    June 19, 2019 4:58 p.m.

    Why would any woman ever buy feminine hygiene products again, when they can get them free from the taxpayer? This is pretty pathetic on the part of politicians. My wife and daughter had/have enough foresight to have the needed stuff in their purse, or on their person, when it came close to 'that time of the month'. Personal responsibility somehow seems to have been lost over the past decade or so. . .

    This country, state, county, and city are living so far over their budget abilities that it is absolutely inevitable that our system is going to collapse. The weak thinking that supports this issue is an example of our terminal excesses as a society.

    After me comes the flood - I hope it is after I am gone.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 19, 2019 1:07 p.m.

    Out of the blue
    Just pointing out the weakness of the pro-abortion crowd’s main argument and the inconsistency of liberalism. Sorry if it offends you.

    Tater,
    your insinuation that women are not smart enough or forward looking enough to prepare for their needs, even when urgent, is extremely misogynistic.

    I don't understand your fascination with Venezuela. I think maybe because it's their system you want to emulate

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2019 11:12 a.m.

    David - Centerville, UT

    "It isn’t free. We will all be paying for these products now, or at least those in SLC."

    "So we need to provide feminine hygiene products for “free” now? Again, it isn’t free folks."

    Hey Dave, I hope you have toilet paper with you, cuz it's something you should plan on. It's not FREE ya know!

    VENEZUELA!!!

    RiDal - Sandy, UT

    "Uhhh...there are a lot of things that we all need: food, clothes, transportation...
    Since when is a "necessary product" a justification for socialistic policies ?"

    VENEZUELA!!!

    "It isn't.
    This is a classic example of the method socialism uses to encroach upon freedom. "

    Got your own toilet paper do ya?

    VENEZUELA!!!

    ute alumni - Salt Lake City, UT

    "I suspect employees will be biggest users. Sounds sexist to me. Razors for men to shave with?

    How often do you need an "urgent shave?"

    VENEZUELA!!!

    Fullypresent - Salt Lake City, UT

    "One more place gov't is trying to take on what is women's personal responsibility. One more step towards socialism. Men should take care of their own viagra needs as well."

    How often do you have an urgent need for Viagra?

    VENEZUELA!!!

    Lots of mysogeny going on with you guys!

  • Freiheit Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2019 10:53 a.m.

    Many private companies provide these products in their employee rest rooms. It seems like a civilized kind of thing to do. Sort of like paper towels for hand washing.

  • Out of the Blue Layton, UT
    June 19, 2019 10:37 a.m.

    @lost on DC

    "Gee, if a woman cannot be responsible enough to handle her own hygiene needs, is she really responsible enough to make a decision about abortion?"

    I assume that is a joke, but it is in very poor taste. I am pro life, but this mentality I strongly oppose.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 19, 2019 10:27 a.m.

    @fully present

    "One more place gov't is trying to take on what is women's personal responsibility."

    Personal responsibility comes as a direct result of one's choices. Here's the problem:
    1. Most women didn't choose to be women.
    2. If given the choice, most women would choose to not menstruate.

    My outsider's view of menstruation is that it's painful, burdensome, inconvenient, messy, and difficult to deal with. As men, the LEAST we can do to say thank you for going through this monthly headache for the sake of our species is provide a few free feminine hygiene products.

  • David Centerville, UT
    June 19, 2019 10:25 a.m.

    It isn’t free. We will all be paying for these products now, or at least those in SLC.

    I honestly don’t mean to be rude or flippant, but woman in the workforce have probably dealt with menses for years, maybe even decades. Are you telling me they haven’t figured out how to pack supplies to be prepared for when their period begins? So we need to provide feminine hygiene products for “free” now? Again, it isn’t free folks.

  • Out of the Blue Layton, UT
    June 19, 2019 10:20 a.m.

    @RiDal

    Food and clothing are really poor parallels. Toilet paper (as has been mentioned) is a better one. Do you care toilet paper around, just in case you need it?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 19, 2019 10:06 a.m.

    More free stuff!

    Dems LOVE to pass out goodies using other people’s money.

    Gee, if a woman cannot be responsible enough to handle her own hygiene needs, is she really responsible enough to make a decision about abortion?

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    June 19, 2019 9:33 a.m.

    "We shouldn’t be charging women and people who menstruate for this very essential and necessary hygiene product," Fowler said.

    Uhhh...there are a lot of things that we all need: food, clothes, transportation...
    Since when is a "necessary product" a justification for socialistic policies ?

    It isn't.
    This is a classic example of the method socialism uses to encroach upon freedom.
    Next up: "It's for the children."

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2019 9:15 a.m.

    Fullypresent - Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2019 12:19 a.m.
    "One more place gov't is trying to take on what is women's personal responsibility. One more step towards socialism. Men should take care of their own viagra needs as well."

    When right wingers have nothing to say they always bring up; "socialism, Obama or Hillary." Good job! Throw in something about Venezuela just to complete your "thinking."

  • Rita B Herriman, UT
    June 19, 2019 8:58 a.m.

    In other countries, you have to pay to use "public" restrooms, or you have to buy the toilet paper. Here in the U.S., most public restrooms and their toilet paper are free to use, paid for by tax dollars. Feminine hygiene products are just one small additional step to provide necessary items for the public's convenience.

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2019 8:47 a.m.

    @ute alumni: Male privilege is thinking that men's grooming aids are anywhere close to being equivalent to feminine hygiene products. A few whiskers or a smelly armpit won't keep you from being able to function on the job. A bloody skirt sends you home.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2019 12:19 a.m.

    One more place gov't is trying to take on what is women's personal responsibility. One more step towards socialism. Men should take care of their own viagra needs as well.