Bolsonaro vetoes free absorbents, and

It was published in the Official Gazette of the Union (DOU) this Thursday (7) that President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) vetoed the free distribution of tampons for vulnerable women. The attorney’s claim is that there was no provision for financing the action in the text.

The project, which determines the creation of the Menstrual Health Protection and Promotion Program, was sanctioned by Bolsonaro. But the ban on the free distribution of tampons is at the heart of the proposal, which could be weakened without the measure.

::One in four women do not have access to a pad during their menstrual period in Brazil::

In the original text, there was a provision for free of charge for low-income students from public schools; homeless women; women deprived of liberty in prison system units; and adolescents detained in socio-educational measurement units.

On Twitter, women reacted and criticized the veto. Lola Aronovich, a professor at the Federal University of Ceará, attacked Bolsonaro. “A project approved by Congress in September would provide sanitary pads to low-income public school students, homeless women and prisoners. Also included tampons in food baskets. The most misogynist president of all time vetoed the bill today.”

Co-author of the project, federal deputy Benedita da Silva (PT-RJ) also spoke. “It is a decision that harms millions of women who live in menstrual poverty. At a time when money is lacking for food, tampons are a luxury item. As co-author of the proposal, I will work a lot with the PT bench in the Chamber to overturn this veto.”

Check out the manifestations and criticisms of women on Twitter below:

Edition: Vinícius Segalla

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