You might not think that Brexit and menstruation go hand-in-hand but actually, they do
Leader of the #EndTamponTax petition, which has pushed through unprecedented tampon-tax-ending legislation through the Houses of Parliament (set to be enacted in 2019) and supports sister petitions throughout the world. Laura is also one of Glamour Magazine's top social change makers of 2017, sat on the BBC 100 Women steering committee and is currently a student at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford.
We might be stuck with tampon tax until 2022
25/01/2018 16:18 GMT
The word 'slag' is far from new. But it hasn't always been negative. Originally, the term referred to extremely hard working, super amazing and often grieving women who expanded a profession they have rarely been credited for improving: the mining industry. Yep, that's right! Its linguistic history is important. We should take extra care over the way we use the term today. Here's why.
21/09/2017 12:39 BST
Period poverty has existed for generations across the United Kingdom. Yep, that's right. Women and girls everywhere have been without sanitary products because they cannot afford them or do not have adequate access to them. What that means is that girls have been missing school to deal with their period within the confines of their own homes, and women have been using alternative materials, including "newspapers" and "socks", which pose a serious threat to their health. Yes, it is shocking. Here's what you can do about it.
30/07/2017 20:46 BST
18/04/2017 12:41 BST
<img alt="all women everywhere" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/5135874/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> There are many politicians across all parties who do great work for us. But Parliament hasn't traditionally chosen to tackle period poverty. This change in attitude is important. And it has been driven by the generations of everyday superheroes/campaigners who have pushed for it.
27/03/2017 00:04 BST
Last week, the BBC aired a potentially ground-breaking episode of <em>Dragons' Den</em> when sanitary box provider 'DAME' made their show debut. It was huge. Their appearance was set to prove that there is money to be made in women's hygiene products and that it's OK to talk about periods. That's pretty amazing. Only it wasn't, at all.
22/02/2017 17:20 GMT
While our Prime Minister may well be female, the very foundation of Parliament remains male-centric, as the vast majority of MPs are, and always have been, men. I'm talking a solid 71%. A record low. No, that wasn't a typo. That's worrying.
06/09/2016 16:55 BST
22/07/2016 09:23 BST
WE NEED YOU TO MAKE THIS THING WORK. Get involved, change the world, and kick some ass. Even if just for ten minutes from your sofa. Hot chocolate and a laptop can be very powerful weapons...
07/06/2016 11:37 BST
Our overarching goal: to raise awareness of the issue of the tampon tax - in the U.K. the U.S. and around the globe - and to highlight our productive cross-pond, collaboration. And our immediate goal: to demand that the U.K.'s tampon tax be eliminated once and for all!
18/05/2016 19:23 BST
To all of the 300,000 supporters of my Change.org and the tireless campaigners that protests on the streets with me numerous times over the past two years, I want to say a final huge thank you and congratulations. YOU are the ones who have changed history. Without you, this would never have been possible and generations more women may well have been subject to the illogical and overtly sexist tampon tax. For the first time in two years, I can say WELL DONE, WE DID IT!!
21/03/2016 17:07 GMT
Including women in politics shouldn't be a political tool to win votes. It should be a necessity of a functional parliament. Obama explained why and his words can be summed up in one simple sentence: a world-wide tax on menstruation.
21/01/2016 17:21 GMT
This news is important. Without sanitary tax, the fight against female political alienation will be strengthened and period shame will begin to be tackled head-on. Let's hope Cameron hears this message, and knows that his time will soon come to fulfil his promise and benefit the millions by ending sanitary tax and the misogyny it represents. PERIOD!
12/08/2015 15:08 BST
Now that George Osborne has shown his support, we need to persuade the rest of Europe to stop taxing periods too before we start to see some real changes... Together we can stop the sanitary tax that has marginalised issues traditionally associated with women, damaged the accessibility of a vital item and jeopardised the sexual health of millions across the world.
11/03/2015 08:15 GMT
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