Freshersgo is a free job portal to find IT, BPO, Software, Technical,
A Platform To Showcase And Sell Your Crafts & Clothing.
Fueling entrepreneurship, Accelerating innovation.
Sex is a choice, but periods are not. When condoms are
tax-free why can't napkins be?
This question has been running through the minds of people ever
since GST has come...
Sex is a choice, but periods are not. When condoms are tax-free why can't napkins be?
This question has been running through the minds of people ever since GST has come to existence. When affording sanitary napkins was really hard for a majority of women in India, imposing 12% of taxes has made the scene a little hoarser. This is not a luxury item. Women go through this every month, obviously, not out of choice. As the napkins price hikes, women now tend to adopt unhygienic methods to face the menstrual cycle.
Despite the fact that GST arose with zero per cent GST on condoms, which has been welcomed by cheers, in the chorus it has fetched anxieties over the issue of sanitary napkins. When the people (or government) on an ordinary day never even bothered to take the wastes to the trash, has now suddenly started showing concerns towards the environment stating that sanitary waste destroys the environment.
Leaving aside the negative impact of the 12% tax on pads and tampons, let us have a look at its positive side. A huge pack of ladies who initially feared to speak of periods and pads have now stepped out brave and have started raising voice against the 12% GST imposed on the sanitary napkins, out loud. The women now feel worth bleeding for free pads.
Sanitary napkins are not luxury but a necessity, and hence should be made tax-free. It is really time to rethink as the days are not far when we hear from authorities that women's sanitary pads are taxed as luxuries because you don't need to avoid getting covered in your own blood. Let us arise before its late and claim our privilege.