Having a vagina is now cheaper

Our Union is ahead of the game, with an announcement that it will be cutting the cost of sanitary products.

This means that from Monday 24th November, prices for a pack of sanitary products from the Shop – including tampons, sanitary towels and menstrual cups – will start at just 49p. The Union will make no profit from these sales.

The move follows a motion raised by Union Women’s Officer, Dolly Ogunrinde, at last month’s student council. Entitled “Sanitary Products Subsidy” it passed with only four abstentions.

The motion stated it was “unethical to charge for the upkeep of a natural bodily function” and proposed that the price of all sanitary products be substantially reduced.

The scheme intends to include all brands currently stocked at the Shop, including Always, Tampax, Co-op and ‘ethical alternative’ product Natracare.

Prices now start at just 49p

Prices now start at just 49p

The plan has been greeted with enthusiasm by students.

Third year student Elaine Barker said: “I am all for cheaper tampons! Mind you, I must have about a year’s supply at the moment… might buy them in bulk before leaving university.”


Dolly Ogunrinde said: “I am very pleased to see the motion I proposed in union council three weeks ago be passed and implemented so quickly.

“It is a disgrace that sanitary products are being taxed at the rate of a ‘luxury item’ when they simply are essentials for so many women.

“I am proud to say that the University of East Anglia is now selling them at no profit and feel that other student unions should follow suit!”

Vice President of UEA Feminist Society Bethany Bishop said: “I think it’s a basic right of any person who has periods to be able to access sanitary products.

“We do not choose to have periods and just like we get contraception for free we should be able to get basic health products at an affordable cost (though free would be preferable).

“People having to pay for having a vagina has gone on too long and I fully support Dolly in her fight to improve the situation at UEA.”

  • The Tab

    When asked for a statement UCL Lib Dem Society said that they would work this year to promote a culture of racist bullying, Islamophobia and anti-semitism so that they could be just like UCL Tories.

  • Nick Reed

    Beth Sutton said if I licked out her vajayjay she’d make the story go away. I can’t believe she lied and I think I got PTSD for going down on her.

    • Dan Warham

      Tell me about it Comrade! I’m still getting flashbacks from the time I went down on her – had to resorted to cunnilingus because we’re both so morbidly obese I couldn’t even get the tip in.

      • B

        This is a fucking horrible comment, what the hell is wrong with you?

        • Beth Slutton

          The Patriarchy

  • George Cameron

    Ilia Barboutev and Elliot Miller should man up and try to understand what banter is! Both of them are known for taking matters such as antisemitism too seriously. The quote about big noses is not antisemitic – its just a stupid joke. FU Far Left – Capitalist and Conservative Hating UCLU!

    • UCLU Student

      I don’t think that I can come up with a situation in which antisemitism ought to be taken less seriously.

    • greg

      Are you trying to smear someone called George Cameron?

    • George Cameron is fool

      Racist, antisemitic or anyway discriminatory comments or “stupid jokes” can be harmful first of all to people’s feelings but more importantly they perpetuate damaging stereotypes. If people are allowed to slander others under the guise of a “joke”, where do the boundaries really lie?

      • George Cameron is not a fool

        Its a blurred line

    • Mr Respectful

      @George Cameron – “taking matters such as antisemitism too seriously”. Yeah, let’s take it easy on anti-Semites, shall we? After all it’s not a serious problem, is it?? You’re a fucking moron.

  • Concerned

    Lucky, Lucky Louisa Townson

  • TORY Observer


  • Brooks Newmark

    What does Elliot Miller have in common with me?! I sext pictures of my big throbbing cock and he is one.

    • Guest

      you mean he has a bigger one than you

      • Brooks Newmark

        Yes. Elliot Miller is a five and a half foot walking cock.

  • Fairness

    Seems a bit harsh to name Reed and Price and implicitly blame them, since they weren’t even on the Tory Soc Committee last year.

    • Helen Wild

      They are both cunts

  • You’re all pricks

    UCL is full of these disgusting creatures, the whole institution should be investigated then promptly burnt the fuck down.

    • Truth

      UCL Tory Soc was investigated and then found completely innocent. Miller; you and your toxic lies have lost and you are back to being nothing.

    • London Fire Birgade

      Amartya Chowdhury did his best to try and burn the place down.

  • Willie Fisterbottom

    I noticed how one of the co-authors of the article is writing on anti-semitism when his surname called ‘Pogrund’ sound strangely similar to ‘pogrom’.