It’d be madness for the Government to hand out tampons
Given my lack of experience in this area, I did actually check this all with a female doctor who pointed out that it’s all a little more complicated than just tampons. Flows vary, some prefer pads, and so on. The very fact that there are so many different designs and types on the market is all the evidence we need that different women prefer different methods of dealing with menses.
Which, of course, is why it is such rampant idiocy for government to try to distribute the things themselves. We already have great big barns in every city and town in the country packed with all the variations of these products. They’re called shops. All women need is the coin of the realm to browse said barns and purchase the variant they desire. Thus we shouldn’t be handing out menstrual products (emergency supplies in a school cupboard being a different matter), we should be handing out money.
Yes, obviously, it’s my patriarchalist cis-hetero maleness which means that I’m deeply distrustful of the initial case that there’s a problem here. But imagine, difficult though it may be for both of us, that I’m wrong here. It’s still true that the solution is a cash handout to women to buy what they desire on the market, not anything so flabbergastingly stupid as a Government Tampon Distribution System.
The final version got edited a bit as they expect some shouting at me/us.