Don’t take the “menstrual poverty” in the most critical issue

Regional differences lead to the neglect of “why not eat meat Rouge”, gender differences lead to the question of “sanitary napkins are not expensive”, and the long-standing “menstrual shame” has been raised again. < / P > < p > after the topic of “bulk sanitary napkins” has been discussed, the focus of public opinion has rapidly shifted from “sanitary napkin pricing” to an endless battle of gender abuse. < p > < p > how to let poor women use qualified sanitary napkins, which initially caused controversy, has not been able to wait for more people’s sincere attention and thorough analysis. Last time, during the epidemic period, female medical staff were in urgent need of sanitary napkins. However, some netizens criticized that “human life is a matter of heaven. Who cares about your crotch?” we once wrote an article on why it is necessary to popularize the physiological and health products, and called for the urgent need to face up to the phenomenon of monthly shame that needs to be changed. The basic conclusion that can be given is that “girls need safe sanitary napkins, which are related to health, whether they are likely to study and work in menstrual period, and related to the future”. < p > < p > compared with the previous ethical appeals for menstrual improvement, this news of loose sanitary napkins actually puts an extremely realistic problem on the discussion table – < / P > < p > but the unrealistic point is that many women are not really unable to use them, but they are also deeply troubled. Most of the time, they just can’t choose, so they silently endure The price of sanitary napkins. As a result, the helpless words “I have difficulties” under the link of bulk sanitary napkins purchase have aroused great empathy of many people and tried to find out the answer. < / P > < p > the sales of sanitary napkins in China are subject to 13% VAT, which is the highest among the four VAT levels of 13%, 9%, 6% and 0%. < / P > < p > many netizens doubt that this tax is too heavy, after all, it is in the highest level, and questioned whether the tax can be reduced or included in the tax exemption file together with family planning products. The first reason is that VAT collects tax on the value-added sales revenue of enterprises. In the sanitary napkin Market, tax reduction is mostly made by enterprises, which has a weak impact on commodity pricing. < / P > < p > for ordinary people, the closest experience is that although the tax rate has gradually decreased from 17% to 13% since 2018, most goods have not been cheaper. In short, VAT reduction is only beneficial to enterprises to a large extent. The tax cuts that let ordinary people really feel the price reduction generally refer to the consumption tax which is more directly linked to the price. < p > < p > Second, even if we don’t consider the actual situation, we can imagine that tax exemption is “13% less”, which is almost a drop in the bucket for poor women. In the face of such a situation, what we should do is to continue to ask about the way to alleviate “menstrual poverty”, rather than giving out a sense of superiority and laughing at people in vain. However, in many countries, compared with the actual impact, such as how much less money an individual spends, it is more like a symbol of social concern about menstrual poverty. For example, Australia has abolished 10% of the goods and services tax since 2019, and the local poor women’s public welfare organization has said in an interview: < / P > < p > people hope to take this opportunity to promote more social measures to eliminate menstrual poverty, so that girls can freely pursue the life they want without being subject to the deadline system. < p > < p > menstrual poverty is far more serious than people think. Even in Britain, as a developed country, 15% of women aged 14 to 21 can’t afford menstrual supplies. Some people speculate that there is a monopoly in the domestic sanitary napkin Market, and several companies jointly raise the price. However, judging from the market share of sanitary napkins, this speculation is not so reliable. < / P > < p > some people think that the price of “free point” sanitary napkins is about 40 cents per piece according to the data in the 2017 Baiya share prospectus. < / P > < p > this view also seems to be confirmed in a recent interview. Some manufacturers of sanitary napkins claim that the cost of high-quality sanitary napkins is three cents, and that the bulk sanitary napkins are not necessarily three zero products. < / P > < p > “the price of sanitary napkins in convenience stores in first tier cities is 1.2-1.5 yuan; that in supermarkets is 1 yuan; in most e-commerce flagship stores, the price is 0.6 yuan; in Taobao and pinduoduo’s shops, the price is reduced to 0.5 yuan, and when it comes to small shops in towns and villages, each piece is about 0.3 yuan.” < / P > < p > as disclosed in the prospectus of Baiya shares, the sales expense rate of the product is maintained at about 30%. In addition, the premium of brand endorsement can not be ignored. In addition to tax cuts and manufacturers’ pricing, one of the most practical questions in public opinion discussion is “why has there been no decent subsidy policy for poor women in China?”. Frankly speaking, it is the most effective measure to provide free sanitary napkins for women in poverty-stricken areas by the government, which is also the most expected appeal of many netizens. Although women’s federations and a few public welfare organizations are promoting similar donation activities for sanitary napkins, in most cases, they can only hope for large amount of corporate donations. < / P > < p > some people are forced or willing to use the menstrual belt dressed with grass ash or straw paper, and risk being infected and sick. The 5 yuan 10 yuan that is given away is used for other family expenses. < / P > < p > these deep-rooted problems are not overnight, and the appeal for menstrual poverty has been raised more than once and twice. However, there are few sanitary napkin policies issued by the government to improve the living conditions of poor women in a big way all over the world. < / P > < p > in these days of discussions, the direction of the topic has been deviated many times, and the topic has slipped to the extreme degree in various misinterpretations and over interpretations. < / P > < p > for example, we should add free sanitary napkins to the poverty alleviation support, such as providing free sleeping pants for some workers, for example, striving for all women to use qualified sanitary napkins, so as not to use Sanwu products due to economic difficulties, resulting in irreparable consequences. < / P > < p > or from another perspective, there will be disputes and resistance in all changes in society. When people are striving for a reasonable and feasible appeal, there is no need to be persistent in winning over every opponent. < / P > < p > because in many cases, the intense emotions will cover up the voice that can really stimulate change, or make the good purpose infamous in the process of splashing dirty water. < / P > < p > when women want to make changes for menstrual humiliation or menstrual poverty, due to gender differences and lack of awareness of menstruation, many people will subconsciously think that this is a “disturbance” of female groups. However, the actual situation is that whether women are against the normal physiological phenomenon of menstrual shame and hope not to stigmatize, or fight for the freedom of sanitary napkins for poor women. Pets