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Bloomberg Businessweek featured Haub Law Professors Bridget Crawford and Emily Waldman’s work in "Scotland Takes Aim at ‘Period Poverty’ by Making Products Free"

12/01/2020

Bloomberg Businessweek featured Haub Law Professors Bridget Crawford and Emily Waldman’s work in "Scotland Takes Aim at ‘Period Poverty’ by Making Products Free"

On Nov. 24, Scotland became the first country in the world to establish through legislation that access to period products is a right, a move that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described as groundbreaking. It caps a four-year campaign backed by a wide coalition of trade unions, women’s groups, and charities and led by Monica Lennon, a member of the Scottish Parliament. … For Bridget Crawford and Emily Waldman, both professors at Pace University’s law school, the tax is discriminatory because it imposes an economic burden on a specific portion of the population based on a biological function. In a 2018 law review article titled “The Unconstitutional Tampon Tax,” they argued that repealing it should be seen as part of a wider strategy to reduce gender discrimination.

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