- Mzansi has been reacting to the fact that Scotland has passed a bill to make sure women receive feminine sanitary products for free
- South African public figures and citizens alike have been commenting on how Mzansi needs to do the same
- The debate on why condoms are free but sanitary pads are not still continues on social media
Scotland has just broken boundaries by making sure that all women in their country receive feminine sanitary products at no cost. With this new bill being set in place, sanitary products will now be free at public places such as schools and universities.
Mzansi reacted on social media after the news broke about this new development. Some were impressed by Scotland's decision to take initiative and come to the aid of women. Others on the other hand were not impressed at South Africa for not following their lead.
A number of social media users commented on this new law and had much to say about Scotland levelling up in terms of taking care of women. The question has come up plenty of times in Mzansi as to why women have to pay for sanitary pads but condoms are freely available.
Isibaya actress Asavela Mnqithi took to social media to share her thoughts on the matter:
@asamngqithi: "Scotland becomes the first county in the world to make sanitary products free for all. South Africa niyabona enzani amanye ama country?"
Which basically means, South Africa, do you see what other countries are doing?
@Precious_Yakar said: "South African government please hear our cry. Sell condoms and give sanitary towels for free."
Former Banyana Banyana player @Simphiwe_Dludlu said: "South Africa stand up, girls out there still miss school, sport and life... On top of everything else that females face, not having sanitary pads each month is the most difficult moment."
@Fifizle said: "South Africa needs to be next, too many girls missing school because of their periods each year. If we can give out free condoms, we can definitely make tampons/pads free! "
@AmosNtlabobe said: "South Africa must follow the footsteps of Scotland,to make sanitary pads free for those who needs them."
It is unknown what the future holds for South Africa when it comes to the possibility of distributing sanitary pads for free but one thing is for sure, many in Mzansi wish it could happen here too.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Scotland officially makes sanitary pads free for all their women. Scotland has made history as the first country to make sanitary pads and other menstrual products free for all women. The bill to make it the law was voted by the Scottish parliament on Tuesday, November 24, months after lawmakers showed support for the bill, BBC reports.
With the new law, period products will be available for free in public buildings which include schools and universities in the country. It is, however, within the power of local authorities and other education providers to ensure that they are free to those within their facilities.
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