Debra Messing Speaks out for Women Everywhere
The actress is using her voice to raise awareness for the unfair tax on women’s products.
On July 29, 2019, the Will and Grace star Debra Messing took to Twitter to express exactly how she feels about feminine products having sales tax and still being considered “nonessential goods”. In the past actress, Dasha Burns has also voiced her opinion on this matter.
Did you know in 35 US states there is a sales tax on period products because they are considered NON-ESSENTIAL goods? Meanwhile, products like Rogaine and Viagra are treated more like necessities and don’t have this… https://t.co/g3PXxwMIWT
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) July 29, 2019
Being female, we don’t exactly get the choice on whether we need this product or not. If we’re getting our menstrual this month, tampons and pads will, unfortunately, be a must on our shopping list, no matter the cost. The tax is definitely a huge problem and a matter of unequal gender rights. One Twitter responded to Messing and stated that “if men were the ones…to bleed every month…they would have the best reproductive health care money could buy” instead of the low quality of health care that women currently have available to them.
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My mom always said if men were the ones who had to bleed every month, if they had PMS or if they were the ones having babies, they would have the best reproductive health care money could buy
— Jared Parker 🇵🇷🇨🇦🇯🇵🇰🇷🇫🇷🇬🇧🇩🇪🇲🇺 (@jared812) July 29, 2019
Thank you, Debra Messing, for using your platform and redirecting attention back to this issue.