Bunbury marketplace challenging period taboo with free tampons

Ailish DelaneyBunbury Herald
South Bunbury Market Place office manager Lauren Harrison and staff Abbey Baker and Amber Bascombe.
Camera IconSouth Bunbury Market Place office manager Lauren Harrison and staff Abbey Baker and Amber Bascombe. Credit: Ailish Delaney / Bunbury Herald/Ailish Delaney

A Bunbury grocery store will be giving out free period products on International Women’s Day to help break the stigma around periods and start a conversation about the high cost of female hygiene.

This year’s theme is Choose to Challenge and it encourages the community to call out gender bias and inequality.

The South Bunbury Marketplace team is challenging period taboo by handing out free tampons on Monday and permanently lowering the price of period products in store.

Marketplace office manager Lauren Harrison said reducing the price of period products would save women thousands of dollars across their lifetime.

Sometimes it is important to take a stand on an issue, and by lowering the cost it can deliver some real lifetime savings to local women.

Lauren Harrison

“It’s great that we are going to change that,” she said.

“I really hope other businesses follow suit so that we can make a real difference.”

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