Scotland first in world to make period products free

I’ve never forgotten a conversation I had with a female work colleague back in the early 1980’s in which I stated my belief that period products should be free for all women the world over.

She looked at me in astonishment and said something to the effect of how amazing she felt it was that a guy would have the understanding to hold such an opinion. (Back in those days I was still very much in “male mode”, although this was the same young lady who was the first person I ever told that I felt I should have been born in a female body.)

Well, I sat here just now with my jaw dropped and with tears forming as I heard the news that Scotland will be doing just that; making sanitary wear free for all women.

This makes me even more proud to have made Scotland my home.

This was the BBC News video report that I watched.

If, for copyright reasons, you can’t see that report in your country then maybe you can see this report.

Well done Scotland!

Now all it needs is for the rest of the world to follow suit.

3 thoughts on “Scotland first in world to make period products free

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I wish it were the case in developing countries for girls who can’t afford to buy them. Thanks for sharing 🙂


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