Thursday, July 18

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Zoey Freedman: UCLA administration should provide funding for free menstrual products

The accessibility of menstrual products can be a messy subject. Oftentimes, students get caught unprepared with their periods. When this happens on campus, we either have to ask around the bathroom for a spare or go to Ackerman Union, Lu Valle Commons or another store on campus to buy an overpriced box of pads or tampons when we only really need one or two to get through the day before heading to CVS or our home supply. Read more...

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)
(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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(Harishwer Balasubramani/Daily Bruin)

A woman walks with a sign telling others the terms of her healthcare are a personal matter, not one for public debate at Planned Parenthood's 2014 'Moral March' in North Carolina .(Creative Commons photo by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr)

Zoey Freedman: Stigmas surrounding women’s health care should not inhibit discussion

It’s kind of funny how angry people get over the thought of subsidized tampons. But sometimes, it’s just sad. Through personal day-to-day experiences, my internship with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and the reactions to my blogs about feminine health care and equality this summer, I have definitely learned that the topic of feminine health care is a polarizing one. Read more...

A woman walks with a sign telling others the terms of her healthcare are a personal matter, not one for public debate at Planned Parenthood's 2014 'Moral March' in North Carolina .(Creative Commons photo by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr)

A woman at a rally holds up a sign to refute the pro-life argument against government funding for Planned Parenthood. (Creative Commons photo by citizenbobnyc via Flickr)
A woman at a rally holds up a sign to refute the pro-life argument against government funding for Planned Parenthood. (Creative Commons photo by citizenbobnyc via Flickr)


Zoey Freedman: Free tampons would slow flow of gender inequality

Editor’s note: This blog post refers to individuals who menstruate as women because the author wanted to highlight gender inequality in health care. We acknowledge that not all individuals who menstruate identify as women and that not all individuals who identify as women menstruate, but feel this generalization is appropriate considering the gendered nature of most health care policies. Read more...



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