Letters to the Editor

There’s nothing ‘special’ about tampons

I was amused to read that the SLO County Jail will now supply free tampons “for women’s special hygienic needs.” There’s nothing “special” about this hygienic necessity and providing free tampons to incarcerated women is not a favor. Unintentional or not, the wording is yet another example of the subtle sexism that women constantly face.

Rochelle Reed, San Luis Obispo

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