Tampon Lawsuit Demands No Taxation on Menstruation!

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Energizer Holdings Inc. Playtex brand tampons sit on display in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Energizer Holdings Inc., known for its battery-powered pink bunny and Schick shavers, plans to separate its household products and personal-care units into two publicly traded companies. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
New York ‘Tampon Tax’ Lawsuit

NEW YORK — Any woman will tell you, that time of the month sucks. And what sucks even more — being taxed for tampons, according to five women who are suing New York State.

That’s right, they say — no to taxation on menstruation!

The class-action lawsuit wants New York to stop imposing a 4% “luxury tax” on feminine hygiene…. because ain’t nothing luxurious about it.

They point to the fact that men products like Rogaine, dandruff shampoo and condoms are exempt from the luxury tax, so why not tampons? Even the FDA even calls tampons medical necessities.

The women are seeking immediate relief from tax, class action status and restitution and damages in an amount to be determined at trial.

But with New York women reportedly paying  $14 million in taxes on feminine hygiene products each year, this could be a hell of a settlement.

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