The charity RISE have revealed that female asylum seekers in detention around Australia don’t have acceptable access to tampons.
RISE claim women are forced to queue for these vital products, and are only given one or two at a time.
Feminist group Destroy the Joint decided to do something about this humiliating treatment, and called on their followers to send the government a message. Using tampons and pads, of course.
The “Stop the Tampons” campaign, playing on the Australian government’s “Stop the Boats” stance on asylum seekers, was born.
Dear @ScottMorrisonMP humiliating women for being women? #notinmyname #stopthetampons @JointDestroyer
Dear @ScottMorrisonMP, I send this tampon to protest sanitary deprivation in detention centres. @DebKilroy #AUSpol
Destroy The Joint
There’s no sanitary product shortage. Just a humanity & supply problem https://t.co/5aXbw5KYQa #StopTheTampons
Destroy The Joint
Have tampons left over after you mail Morrison? Gift, store or repurpose them. eg Casper the Ghost #StopTheTampons
@JointDestroyer For you!
@JointDestroyer - about to head to the Post Office #StopTheTampons
I’ve written Scott Morrison three letters tonight. This is the best one. #StopTheTampons
@JointDestroyer think dinosaur stamp particularly appropriate.Stop flow of abuse to female refugees @ScottMorrisonMP
@JointDestroyer my Frida-esque Self Portrait with Tampon for Mr Morrison.
@JointDestroyer my letter with product appropriately dressed in blue…
Here you go, Scott Morrison. You’re welcome! #stopthetampons #asylum #auspol #carefree
@JointDestroyer all ready to go! #stopthetampons
@JointDestroyer Let me reassure everyone, it IS paint on the napkin.
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