The Highlanders Take Care of Their Own

Scotland is the first country to introduce a program to provide free tampons and pads to poor women.

It makes sense. That’s a “tax” if you would on being female, and a cost that’s unavoidable even on a very limited budget.

The program is simple, low cost, easy to implement, and doesn’t require massive audit or oversight. After all, what sort of black market is there for tampons? Really?

Sometimes, you don’t need complexity, technology or a lot of money to do good. Very Scottish.


Jenavieve Hatch, “Scotland To Give Low-Income Women Free Menstrual Products In New Pilot Initiative,” Huffington Post, 12 July 2017.

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