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24 Tampons That Send A Powerful Political Message

Everything you need to know about #StopTheTampons.

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.

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Dear @ScottMorrisonMP, I send this tampon to protest sanitary deprivation in detention centres. @DebKilroy #AUSpol

— OzEquitist (@Equitist)
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There's no sanitary product shortage. Just a humanity & supply problem https://t.co/5aXbw5KYQa #StopTheTampons

— JointDestroyer (@Destroy The Joint)
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Have tampons left over after you mail Morrison? Gift, store or repurpose them. eg Casper the Ghost #StopTheTampons

— JointDestroyer (@Destroy The Joint)
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@JointDestroyer For you!

— vanbadham (@Van Badham)
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@JointDestroyer - about to head to the Post Office #StopTheTampons

— Sally_Owl (@Sally Farrell)
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@JointDestroyer

— LambLetak (@Kate Lamb)
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I've written Scott Morrison three letters tonight. This is the best one. #StopTheTampons

— VanessaJDodd (@Vanessa)
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@JointDestroyer think dinosaur stamp particularly appropriate.Stop flow of abuse to female refugees @ScottMorrisonMP

— mallottk (@Kath Mallott)
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@JointDestroyer my Frida-esque Self Portrait with Tampon for Mr Morrison.

— hey_jocelyn (@Jocelyn)
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@JointDestroyer my letter with product appropriately dressed in blue...

— JacintaOC (@Jacinta O'Callaghan)
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Here you go, Scott Morrison. You're welcome! #stopthetampons #asylum #auspol #carefree

— BrionyKidd (@Briony Kidd)
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@JointDestroyer all ready to go! #stopthetampons

— coulthard_katie (@Katie Coulthard)
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@JointDestroyer Let me reassure everyone, it IS paint on the napkin.

— GalacticWomanAu (@authentiCATEd)

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