Women of Australia, the days of tampons and pads being considered ‘luxury items’ are far from over.
Yesterday, the Greens tried to amend government legislation to abolish the 10 per cent ‘luxury’ tax on sanitary items that sees women paying GST on pads and tampons.
You know, those basic hygiene items millions of us need every single month.
Alas, the possible amendment was voted out of the senate 33 to 15. Feeling angry? You’re not alone.
On Tuesday’s episode of The Project, hosts Carrie Bickmore and Fifi Box rapped out their frustrations. Yep. Rapped.
'MC Bicks' and 'DJ Box' threw on their faux fur coats and ostentatious sunnies to highlight just how ridiculous the tampon tax is - with some cameo appearances from Greens senator Larissa Waters and Project co-hosts Waleed Aly and Peter Helliar.
"Every month Aussie women get their cramp on. Every month Aussie women need a tampon," Carrie opened the segment.
It's that simple. So please, stop telling us these very necessary items are "luxurious".
You can watch their efforts here - and please enjoy the moment Carrie sidesteps rhyming Health Minister Greg Hunt's name with... well, you can guess.