A male South Carolina lawmaker is aiming to ease the lives of women during their menstrual cycles with a new bill.
“A menstrual cycle is a basic bodily function,” McKnight told the Post and Courier. “We provide for all the other bodily functions, why not this one?”
The freshman lawmaker argued that his bill is not just a woman’s issue, but a “human issue,” according to reporting by Morris News Service.
We provide for all the other bodily functions, why not this one?
Rep. Cezar McNight, D-Kingstree
"I thought, 'wow, it’s unfair that someone has to pre-plan their day and do things that I, as a man, don’t have to,'" he said. "We should lead the way. As our state agencies do it, our private businesses will pick it up."
Meanwhile, lawmakers across the country are debating whether or not there should be a sales tax on tampons. At least seven states are considering legislation after a social media campaign #periodswithoutshame kick started the movement.
10 States that tax tampons and not candy or soda
7. New Mexico
8. South Carolina