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Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

It's like Friday came early this week: http://ze.tt/blut-brunnen-protest-sc...st_zon.link.sf
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Old 05.10.2016, 15:22
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

Yes, because the increase in price was carefully orchestrated to attack women's rights... idiots.
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

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It's like Friday came early this week: http://ze.tt/blut-brunnen-protest-sc...st_zon.link.sf
If every woman switched to these, tampon prices would fall through the floor...
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

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Yes, because the increase in price was carefully orchestrated to attack women's rights... idiots.
My favourite bit is that the VAT of 8% is way too high...
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

Seems like a harmless way of drawing attention to their cause.

Hats off to them. At least they're not disrupting the traffic or throwing bottles at the police.
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Old 05.10.2016, 15:33
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

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Seems like a harmless way of drawing attention to their cause.

Hats off to them. At least they're not disrupting the traffic or throwing bottles at the police.


I prefer the feminists who protest with nudity... even Putin gives them two thumbs up:


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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

Guys, I am sorry to say, but they do have a point.

Perhaps the choice of protest was not the best, I'll grant you that.

However, I do agree that tampons and other menstruation related items should have the VAT of daily necessities (2.5%). A tampon is not a cosmetic - women don't exactly choose to bleed. It's a reality, a monthly reality, and we kinda need those ones.

Yes, the price difference is not much, but it's a point of principle. It isn't 8% to make feminists angry, but that doesn't mean that the value is not up for discussion.

This is a democratic country, hell bent on proving the world how much it cares for the voice of their people, isn't it? And society is finally moving forward and some of us actually stopped believing women menstruating are "unclean", right?
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Old 05.10.2016, 15:49
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

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Guys, I am sorry to say, but they do have a point.

Perhaps the choice of protest was not the best, I'll grant you that.

I cannot believe I actually googled it, but anyway: Coop tends to be the most expensive super market in CH. There do the various brands of which I have no idea retail for 0.11-0.22 a piece (https://www.coopathome.ch/de/search/...11?text=tampon).


I am despite the bullshit I at times post a rather progressive person and agree that there are tons of women rights issues that need to be addressed in CH. Tampon prices don't really make it very high on my list though. If anything was the choice of protest the single best thing about the protest - I do not see the point but the execution was peaceful and innovative.
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Seems like a harmless way of drawing attention to their cause.

Hats off to them. At least they're not throwing tampons at the police.
fixed that for you
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fixed that for you
not at THAT price!
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And society is finally moving forward and some of us actually stopped believing women menstruating are "unclean", right?
When society begins to address unequal family law, parental rights, gender based military/social service or punitive taxes, unequal criminal sentencing, paternity fraud - and that's just touching the surface - then I'll take the moving forward bit seriously.
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

Well it adds a bit of colour to these boring fountains!

But thats alot of blood.

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Old 05.10.2016, 16:22
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

women pay more for everything. this is because they are gullible (ok, that's my theory).

products are generally priced as high as the sellers can get away with. if VAT was reduced from 8% to 0% all that would happen is that the price would increase by 8% and instead of tax money that goes to the government, it would instead just be extra profits for private companies.
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Old 05.10.2016, 16:26
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

Honestly, tampon prices are not high. You can opt out, use something else or buy them for a fraction elsewhere. Not that many ObGyns will recommend them, anyways.

I will think about this principle, after the basic health insurance pays kids to have their essential orthopaedic needs covered. That is a principle that matters. 400 francs for a pair of foam insole that lasts a couple of months is not covered by health insurance and is absolutely necessary, without it the little patient is actually in excruciating pain and cannot walk.

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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

No I am thinking it is a taktic to increase birth rate. Pregnant women don't menstrate so they will think they can save big money if they get pregnant.Could be Kathholics involved here.
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Old 05.10.2016, 16:29
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

I'm a woman, a feminist and I really couldn't care less about the price of tampons
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

But you're not one of the hard core Feminists?
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But you're not one of the hard core Feminists?
Define hardcore

But no, I don't need to run around topless in public or color in public fountains to make a point, if that's what you're asking.

I think as far as women's rights and, more importantly, gender equality are concerned, there are far more fundamental questions to be asked (yes, in Switzerland as much als elsewhere). Worrying about 50 cents more or less per month for a box of tampons is not exactly a fundamental question. It doesn't even necessarily have anything to do with feminism. Anyway, better not to get too sidetracked here, I already had the abortion discussion today, I don't want the feminism discussion too
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

women are always complaining.
men are in a similar situation but did you ever hear about protests against high beer prices?
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Re: Feminists color Zurich fountains red to protest high tampon prices...

Still I think you should bare it a bit more. Burn the bra thing!
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But no, I don't need to run around topless in public or color in public fountains to make a point, if that's what you're asking.

I think as far as women's rights and, more importantly, gender equality are concerned, there are far more fundamental questions to be asked (yes, in Switzerland as much als elsewhere). Worrying about 50 cents more or less per month for a box of tampons is not exactly a fundamental question. It doesn't even necessarily have anything to do with feminism. Anyway, better not to get too sidetracked here, I already had the abortion discussion today, I don't want the feminism discussion too
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