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Help Us Get Period Products On The Ferries

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Did you know that there are no period products in the ferry bathrooms? We recently noticed menstrual products are missing from the Seattle/Bainbridge ferries.

Why is this important?

Hello, we are middle school girls who are doing a project for 7th grade. We have noticed that there are no menstrual products or sanitary bins in the ferry bathrooms. You can't even buy them in the galley. We thought that this would be a perfect topic to stand up for what we think is right and fair. These products are only available if you ask a crew member. You already have to pay for the period products, and now you have to go up to a stranger and ask them for something that you might not feel comfortable asking for. This can lead to embarrassment, and can also cause people who have periods to not feel supported by their community. This makes us question our equality. The ferry provides all the basic bathroom necessities for people who don't menstruate. But they omit some of the basic bathroom necessities for people who do menstruate. When we reached out to the ferry customer service they said that they removed the period product dispensers due to vandalism. When basic things like toilet paper, soap dispensers, and paper towel machines get vandalized, the ferry management accepts the cost of vandalism, puts them back out, and restocks them. On the other hand, when period products get vandalized, the ferry management uses vandalism as an acceptable reason to take them down and get rid of them.
The lack of period products in the bathrooms is a lack of respect and privacy. This is an unequal level of service based on gender. If you want to support getting period products and sanitary bins in the ferry bathrooms, please sign our petition.
Thank you for reading. :)

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2023-11-21 23:37:19 -0500

100 signatures reached

2023-11-21 16:54:27 -0500

50 signatures reached

2023-11-21 13:30:21 -0500

25 signatures reached

2023-11-21 11:03:37 -0500

10 signatures reached