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but i guess i mean necessity in the sense of taxation as luxury items have sales tax applied to them while what is deemed necessity is not. like deodorant is not taxed, now obviously it is not a necessity in the sense that you can't live without it (similar to lady products), but it is not considered a luxury and thus not taxed
"A lot of life's necessities should be free but unfortunately they aren't."No, they shouldn't. Because someone gotta work to produce them.
Look man, I'm saying they should be free because everyone needs them. I know that's not a reality nor will it be. I already know this.
If you want them free, then produce them yourself. Everything else is so far from reality that its borderline bonkers.
Didn't I just say that it's not a reality nor will it be? I'm not disagreeing with you. I just feel compassion for other people so life's necessities should be free so everyone has access, but like I said it's just not a reality.
Well. In a perfect world there would be no hunger, no war, etc. But we do not live in a perfect world - and while compassion is appreciated, no one has an obligation to be compassionate. And it's pointless to push compassion onto people, because it makes it disingenuous.
Of course. I'm not trying to push compassion on anyone... All I said was that I feel compassion for others. If anything you're pushing your ideals on to me. I didn't respond to your post, you responded to mine.
By this logic clean water is a luxury.
@Blonde401 Well yeah. Clean water is a luxury that should be obvious since not everyone gets it, unfortunately.
You're 16, you have a lot to learn. Clean water is not a luxury. Just because not everyone can get it does not make it a luxury.
Third world countries should not be our yardstick for basic human necessities. In lots of places girls miss school during their periods because they don't have a way to take care of their periods during school. That means they're not even able to get a full education due to their lack of proper hygiene products. Your idea of what luxury means is wack.
That is why I used the term "technically" not "socially". Anything you don't need to survive is a luxury in my book. People can die from parasites in water and other contaminants. In our society tampons and pads are a need because it is not considered socially acceptable to be bleeding in public and not to mention the discomfort it can cause. If you are talking about in terms of just being able to survive then it is a luxury. It has nothing to do with age, just your point of view and at what angle you look at it. The age card is something people use when they're too lazy to put the effort into getting their full viewpoint across.
Until you've bled through your pants, you don't get an opinion. Until you've been unable to get out of bed because your cramps are horrendous, you don't get an opinion. I'd love to spray your pants with blood and make you walk around in them all day. They are not luxury, they are necessity. Toilet paper is a necessity, clean running water is a necessity and so are pads/tampons.
Oh and by the way, I don't even have periods. Haven't done for 7 years but I still know they're a necessity.
@Blonde401 Okay, I'll be honest here since I don't really care anymore and it's the internet. I'm transgender (no, I don't care about your opinion on it) and I've had periods since I was ten years old and bad ones too. I would be vomiting all the time, fainting, and my back would hurt like hell. I could go through a max tampon in about twenty minutes. I know a thing or two about what having a period is like. Even so, my stance is still the same.
Ha. You liar. If that was the case you'd have stated that in the beginning. You're back tracking because you know it's nonsense. You don't get back ache from period cramps but ok.
@Blonde401 I wish I was lying, believe me. Why would I ever go around spitting out that information blindly? Believe it or not it's hard to talk about. I would not choose to lose friends and family and if you think I would then you're out of your mind. Don't undermine my struggles just because I disagree with you. Just because you don't experience spinal pain doesn't mean someone else doesn't. If you don't believe me then that's cool too since it's not any skin off my back.
Spinal pain has nothing to do with periods. Spinal pain is unrelated. You may well have spinal pain but it's not from your uterus.
Or until women stop bleeding so much! Srsly it can be like a faucet sometimes. Like you just drip every few seconds and there's clots.
I generally lean towards these things being a necessity for women but I can kinda see both sides so I say I'm undecided
I'll just drink all the blood if you want. No need for period products.
True, and rightfully so. But it's not taxed, and it's subsidized for those in need.