In Canada, the GST was removed from menstrual products earlier this year, after a successful grassroots campaign was picked up by the NDP and a motion pushed through Parliament. However, the “tampon tax” still exists in other countries like Britain. In the UK, the “sanitary tax” is at 5 per cent, and is justified by viewing menstrual products as “non-essential, luxury items.”
In this video, comedians Cariad Lloyd and Jenny Bede take on the tax with their hilarious parody of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video.
Closed captioning available on the video.