To kick off the start of Women’s History Month this March, the Associated Students of Skyline College hosted an event to celebrate body positivity and to raise awareness about the unjust taxation of feminine hygiene products. Students were given goodie bags filled with items including feminine hygiene products, encouraging notes, and chocolates.
The ASSC implemented a petition that students could sign to in order to get rid of the “pink tax” — aka the unnecessary higher pricing of feminine hygiene products. Additionally, free feminine hygiene products and body positive post-it notes are placed in bathrooms throughout the school in each building for the entire month of March. The ASSC also created a photo booth where students held signs with a positive statement about themselves such as “I define myself” or “I love my curves.” The event not only raised awareness to students, but provided a positive impact to start off Women’s History Month.
Article written by Michelle Tam