From Agence France Presse:
A decision by Tanzania’s government to reintroduce a tax on sanitary pads and tampons has angered women in the country, with one activist on Sunday saying it would have “heavy consequences” for women.Taxes on female sanitary products — which are basic necessities — have come under increasing scrutiny across the globe, and Tanzania in 2018 decided to join those nations scrapping Value Added Tax on pads and tampons.However the tax was re-introduced during the unveiling of this year’s budget last week.Finance Minister Philip Mpango said removing the tax was counter-productive, as retailers had not lowered their prices.
The full story is here.
When the government needs more money, it (re)imposes a tax on a product that is inextricably linked to biological sex. If that’s not discrimination, what is?