Students Bake Tampon Protest Cookies For Principal
A group of students have reportedly taken a stand against their school principal after they were allegedly told they couldn't put free tampons in the girls' bathrooms.
The seventh graders reportedly baked cookies that resembled tampons, in an effort to show their outrage over the decision.
Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL, an American pro-choice group, tweeted a photo of the cookies, claiming they were made in protest.
"My friend’s 7th grader goes to a school where the kids organised for free tampons in the bathroom," she tweeted.
"The male principle said no because they would 'abuse the privilege'," Hogue alleged in the tweet.
It's not known what school the students or principal were from.
But Twitter users have backed the cookie protest.
"Maybe the girls should demonstrate that they are not taking advantage of free tampons by returning them to the principal when they are finished with them," one user wrote.
"Looking forward to learning more about the tampon black market these kids would apparently embezzle school provided tampons to supply," wrote another.
Many users praised the protest method.
"I find it equally awesome and disgusting. Proud of the kids," one person wrote.
"I just love today’s kids. When I was that age, we would have never even said tampon out loud," another wrote.
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Closer to home, Victoria is the first state or territory in Australia to provide free sanitary products at every primary, secondary and specialist school.
The $20.7 million investment by the Andrews government came in to place in September and is intended to reduce the embarrassment and anxiety some students may feel about having their period.
"Pads and tampons are just as essential as toilet paper and soap," Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Twitter at the time.
"It's an Australian first. And it is the right thing to do."