Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Menstrual tax

Tax me because I'm a woman

Tax me because I bleed

Make me pay more than men

Pay for their unused seed

My life is hard enough

Without taxing my menstrual flow

A monthly period of blood

A period of mess below

Is a towel a luxury?

According to government it is

But it only affects the Her's

It don't affect the His

What happens when I have no means or cash?

To pay this unequal uneven tax

When I can't afford a tampon or pad

These are everyday facts

This is without the sadness of PMT or PMS

Man has no idea of the pain or the bloody stress

Why would you tax a woman just for being her?

How do you tax a towel that woman is forced to wear?

This taxation is way out of line, unjust and morally wrong

Its time to end this crippling tax

Menstruation's been exploited way too long!

© Robin Welsh

Labour promise free sanitary products for girls and women in bid to tackle 'period poverty'

Robin Welsh writes poems and rhymes daily about all life in general...but mainly politics, human rights and world affairs. Performing at every opportunity he can get, not yet published because of procrastination.