Equal Access to Menstrual Products at Oregon State University
Menstruation is not a choice. Discussion of menstruation and the realities of dealing with it has, for too long, been suppressed by taboo. Oregon State University's refusal to supply restrooms with accessible menstrual products is a form of sex discrimination. Not only is it wrong to charge women and non-cis menstruators for dealing with unavoidable bodily functions, the vending machines have variable charges and are not placed or stocked consistently. It should not be the sole-responsibility for menstruators to carry their own supplies, especially when financial status (or just irregular cycles) may prevent them from doing so. The university acknowledges that safe-sex is a health concern and provides free condoms. It is time to apply that philosophy to menstruation. Sign this petition to demand that OSU accommodate its students' physical needs and provide menstrual supplies at no charge.