Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Reads

The suicide death of a woman who founded a suicide prevention organization is noteworthy to post here.

Suicide is hard to understand, especially for those left behind.

Nevada is considering repealing the so-called tampon tax.

Feminine hygiene products like tampons and pads (with me personally preferring the latter because they are safer) should be exempt because they are a necessity for women during their childbearing years.


Marlene Lockard recalled during the legislative hearing the coin-operated restrooms that were erected in Nevada airports and public-transportation depots across the country from the 1950s to '70s. Because the payment systems were attached to stall doors, not urinals, women were disproportionately affected by the fees, which intended to offset maintenance costs for both men and women's restrooms.

Women stockpiled coins to ensure they could use the bathroom when they needed to, Lockard said, until public outcry forced companies to do away with pay-to-pee systems in the '80s.

A handful of nations and U.S. states have exempted feminine hygiene products from sales taxes since 2015.

This to me is completely revolting.

It is terrifying that some men can be such total sociopaths that they would even consider a robot.

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