Getting rid of sanitary product machines is not an answer.
Let me explain this to everyone. Sometimes your period starts and you were unaware of the fact that its coming. In that cast having access to sanitary products is massively important. Girl have to miss class periods some times because there period started unexpectedly and there are literally no where to get tampons.
The percentage of women at this school is going up, and that means that the sanitary products would be going bad less often.
Having working tampon machines at the busier buildings such as the student center, ctlm, brown, and MZ is immeasurably important. Access to sanitary products should be a right.
We understand the issue and have been working on a more viable solution. For now, sanitary products are available for $1.99 in the bookstore. In the future, we are hoping to partner with the health center to have them provided for free.
I completely agree. $1.99 is ridiculous, especially if we are caught at a time without our wallets (it happens!). If the student center can offer condoms for free, then shouldn't they offer tampons as well?
I would like to add that the USG system of voting is not necessarily the answer. Issues that affect women at Mines, such as this one, have a much harder time making it to the top of the list because only 28% of the student body is female and many people might not be aware of how certain issues affect women. So it doesn't get the number of votes, even if the percentage of the female population who have voted on this issue is significant. Is there a better way in addition to voting to getting support on issues?
I am not about to buy tampons at the bookstore when they are that overpriced. What an awkward situation to put women in as well. Come on Mines... Everywhere else you can get them for a quarter in the batherooms