MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY
Thursday May 28 was Menstrual Hygiene Day. I would never had known if I had not read a story in The Toronto Star about the Canadian Government tabling a motion to remove the sales tax from feminine hygiene products. The quest to end the tax gained attention after an online petition started by Jill Piebiak. The Star quoted Piebiak as saying, “We are ecstatic,” she said, noting that today is menstrual hygiene day.
Menstrual Hygiene Day? Yep, it is real. Menstrual Hygiene Day’s mission is to “break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management . . . plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.” The first Menstrual Hygiene Day was May 28, 2014. Yesterday was only the second which explains why Menstrual Hygiene Day is not as well-known as Christmas.
So, I am doing my part for the cause by helping to raise awareness about this day. Now you know.