The “tampon tax” is a buzzword on a lot of lips and Australian women are looking to make it a thing of the past. For about 15 years, the Goods and Services Tax has driven up the price of tampons 10%, all because the government sees sanitary items as non-essential. Sydney-based actor and director Mia Lethbridge got together a group of women, including Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s sister Christine Forster, to put together a music video to express just how ridiculous and discriminatory the tax is.
Set to the tune of Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg’s 2004 hit “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Drop It Coz It’s Rot” makes the case for getting rid of the tampon tax. Half of the Australian population is female and they shouldn’t be punished or have to pay extra for something their bodies naturally do. Tampons and sanitary products are a necessity for women and society, otherwise – BLOOD EVERYWHERE.
Watch Lethbridge’s ladies make the case to ditch the tampon tax in the video above.