University blows through entire run of 'free' tampons in first two weeks of semester program - The College Fix:
"University of Rochester students are having the mother of all periods (not to be confused with “the mother of all bombs“) at the same time this month.
Or maybe they are just hoarding “free” tampons – or throwing them away as a joke – before the student government realizes what a waste of money the “Pads and Tampons Initiative” has been in its first two weeks.
The Campus Times reports that the $5,000 program, which was supposed to provide menstrual products for the entire semester in both men’s and women’s bathrooms (because you can’t spell “menstruate” without men), has blown through 16,000 tampons and pads – more than double its expected order.
...Last Monday, [Students’ Association] Chief of Staff Linda Shackles made an emergency run to BJ’s and bought them out of pads and tampons, to the tune of nearly $1,200.
As of April 10, $2,767, more than 55 percent of funds, had been used. And $2,600—over 93% of that—have gone toward pads and tampons alone.
Within hours of the initial rollout, baskets, pads, and tampons were missing from bathrooms in Wilson Commons..."