A Few days ago we found out that one white 70+ year old man,
Senator Joe Manchin, blocked any hope of a Paid Family Leave Policy for the US. Something that those of you in other countries already have and enjoy.
We can no longer leave policies like Family Leave in the hands these men! They clearly do not understand what it takes for women to work. They also don't understand what it takes for a man to support his working spouse or same sex partner.
But the US is not alone in Men blocking policies that would support women in working or going to school.
In Brazil, President Bolosonaro,
vetoed a provision that would distribute free sanitary pads & tampons to millions of poor girls and women.This effects 5.6 million Brazilian girls and women.
1 in 4 Brazilian girls miss school because they can't afford feminine hygiene products.
Rozana Barroso, President of the Brazilian Union of Secondary School Students called the ban "Absurd and Inhumane."
I would go so far as to say both actions by these men are abusive to women and girls.
On the upside The State of California, US enacted a law that requires all public schools including public State Colleges to provide free Menstrual Products.
California State Assemblywoman, Cristina Garcia (D) said "It is time we recognize and respond to the biology of half the population"
Well said Assemblywoman, Well said!
We can no longer elect men or women, no matter what party, who refuse to recognize the needs of half the population they swear to serve. So I am calling on all of you (no matter what country) to educate yourselves so you can vote for men & women who understand what women need to work and to go to school. Elect people who have some clue as to what we need to do our work and educate ourselves.
That's really not to much to ask is it?