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The Biden administration has been less than a rousing success, right?
Bidenflation, high gas prices, high energy prices, skyrocketing food, seems that everything old Joe has touched has unraveled.
Unable, or unwilling to plug the holes in the proverbial dyke, it seems as if the country is about to implode on itself, regardless of how well Biden says we are doing.
The only thing plentiful since Joe took over are shortages. From chicken wings to potato chips, “bare shelves Biden” has been synonymous with the current economic situation.
One particular, crucial item no person who menstruates ever saw becoming a shortage problem, is lurking on the horizon. Women. I mean women. Because men don’t menstruate.
At any rate, check out this shocking nugget from The Washington Post:
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A tampon shortage has left people who menstruate looking at empty shelves and searching for alternative period products.
Consumers across the United States have noticed a pronounced lack of tampons, alongside a hike in their price.
Supply chain problems have contributed to low stocks of baby formula and other personal hygiene products during the pandemic — particularly in recent months — but the tampon shortage has sneaked up on Americans, exacerbating disparities and pushing some toward alternatives.
Alternatives? There are alternatives? Forgive me, as this is not exactly in my area of expertise. Don’t get me wrong, I have a daughter. A female to be more precise, and to the best of my knowledge, she menstruates, though I’d prefer to not think about that.
Dana Marlowe, founder and executive director of I Support the Girls, said the organization has been receiving messages every few minutes — some with photos of empty shelves, others saying their stores are fully stocked and asking how they can donate tampons.
The organization provides items such as bras and menstrual hygiene products for people experiencing homelessness, with 59 locations across the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Pakistan, and the Philippines.
Let’s deconstruct the previous quotes, just for fun and to poke fun at the ridiculousness of the left.
Notice the language. Nowhere except the name of the organization “I Support Girls” are females mentioned, despite overwhelming evidence that the “people” who menstruate, are in fact females.
The organization for “girls” provides bras, and menstrual hygiene products for homeless “people”. Are there many homeless fellas out there needing a new bra or perhaps a tampon?
The silliness would be hysterical, were the problem not so pressing. There is no way around the fact that this is a product line that most WOMEN of a certain age MUST have, every month. We are all aware of that, right? It’s beyond ridiculous to tiptoe around that as if men can menstruate!
So what do we do? How do we stop the rising tide?
Safe alternatives are available, including pads, menstrual cups, and period underwear.
Menstrual cups — a small cup typically made of silicone or rubber — are a newer product that can stay in for up to 12 hours before being emptied and rinsed, according to Ashley Miller, a nurse practitioner at Tidelands Health Women’s Center in Georgetown, S.C.
If properly cleaned and maintained, menstrual cups can be reused for years. Period underwear also can be worn longer than tampons and pads, some up to 24 hours, and reused after washing.
However, both options are more expensive than disposable methods, often retailing between $25 and $40 each. A box of tampons typically costs between $5 and $8, depending on the item count.
I like to think every day is a learning experience, and today is no exception. My cup runneth over! I had no idea any of the aforementioned products were an actual thing. I’m not sure I wanted to know.
The Biden administration invoked the Defense Production Act for solar panels recently, it’s time to do the same for tampons. This cannot be allowed to happen. Joe has failed so spectacularly at almost every aspect of his presidency, it’s time for him to pull a few strings and get tampon production back online and made a priority. No excuses, period.