The official Women’s March twitter account was hilariously mocked Monday after suggesting that women having to pay for their own tampons is some form of horrible oppression.
They tweeted out a ridiculous quote from New York Congresswoman Grace Meng on Monday saying: “We cannot stop until we reach real menstrual equity for women and girls everywhere.”
— Women's March (@womensmarch) February 20, 2017
They link to an op-ed from Meng which begins:
Did you know that there are girls who skip school when they get their periods? If they can’t afford pads or tampons and don’t want anyone to see they’ve stained their clothes, they may feel like they have no choice. That’s not just something that happens in developing countries. It happens right here in the United States. Right in my home district of Queens, New York.
A package of 40 tampons currently sells for $5 on Amazon.
Twitter users mocked their tweet in response.
“No, really… what are y’all smokin?” Michelle Ray said. “When did you become a parody account?”
.@womensmarch No, really… what are y'all smokin?
When did you become a parody account?
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) February 21, 2017
“Maybe these women who can’t afford 5$ tampons should spend money more wisely,” Destiny tweeted.
— Destiny (@DessiCoughlin) February 21, 2017
Greta333 said: “The federal gov’t is not responsible for addressing this. Period (no pun intended).
— Greta333 (@sasso333) February 21, 2017
— Doug (@dougletet) February 20, 2017
— Larry Farlow (@LarryFarlow) February 21, 2017
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