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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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Christina Ryan

@HChristinaR

Dear @ScottMorrisonMP humiliating women for being women? #notinmyname #stopthetampons @JointDestroyer

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

— Equitist (@OzEquitist)

Equitist

@OzEquitist

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

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There's no sanitary product shortage. Just a humanity & supply problem https://t.co/5aXbw5KYQa #StopTheTampons

— Destroy The Joint (@JointDestroyer)

Destroy The Joint

@JointDestroyer

There’s no sanitary product shortage. Just a humanity & supply problem https://t.co/5aXbw5KYQa #StopTheTampons

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Have tampons left over after you mail Morrison? Gift, store or repurpose them. eg Casper the Ghost #StopTheTampons

— Destroy The Joint (@JointDestroyer)

Destroy The Joint

@JointDestroyer

Have tampons left over after you mail Morrison? Gift, store or repurpose them. eg Casper the Ghost #StopTheTampons

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@JointDestroyer For you!

— Van Badham (@vanbadham)

Van Badham

@vanbadham

@JointDestroyer For you!

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@JointDestroyer - about to head to the Post Office #StopTheTampons

— Sally Farrell (@Sally_Owl)

Sally Farrell

@Sally_Owl

@JointDestroyer - about to head to the Post Office #StopTheTampons

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@JointDestroyer

— Kate Lamb (@LambLetak)

Kate Lamb

@LambLetak

@JointDestroyer

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I've written Scott Morrison three letters tonight. This is the best one. #StopTheTampons

— Vanessa (@VanessaJDodd)

Vanessa

@VanessaJDodd

I’ve written Scott Morrison three letters tonight. This is the best one. #StopTheTampons

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@JointDestroyer think dinosaur stamp particularly appropriate.Stop flow of abuse to female refugees @ScottMorrisonMP

— Kath Mallott (@mallottk)

Kath Mallott

@mallottk

@JointDestroyer think dinosaur stamp particularly appropriate.Stop flow of abuse to female refugees @ScottMorrisonMP

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@JointDestroyer my Frida-esque Self Portrait with Tampon for Mr Morrison.

— Jocelyn (@hey_jocelyn)

Jocelyn

@hey_jocelyn

@JointDestroyer my Frida-esque Self Portrait with Tampon for Mr Morrison.

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@JointDestroyer my letter with product appropriately dressed in blue...

— Jacinta O'Callaghan (@JacintaOC)

Jacinta O’Callaghan

@JacintaOC

@JointDestroyer my letter with product appropriately dressed in blue…

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Here you go, Scott Morrison. You're welcome! #stopthetampons #asylum #auspol #carefree

— Briony Kidd (@BrionyKidd)

Briony Kidd

@BrionyKidd

Here you go, Scott Morrison. You’re welcome! #stopthetampons #asylum #auspol #carefree

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@JointDestroyer all ready to go! #stopthetampons

— Katie Coulthard (@coulthard_katie)

Katie Coulthard

@coulthard_katie

@JointDestroyer all ready to go! #stopthetampons

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@JointDestroyer Let me reassure everyone, it IS paint on the napkin.

— authentiCATEd (@GalacticWomanAu)

authentiCATEd

@GalacticWomanAu

@JointDestroyer Let me reassure everyone, it IS paint on the napkin.

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Jenna Guillaume is a senior editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
 
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