Menstruatin’ With Satan

The rights of women are in the cross-hairs of the GOP. Reproductive rights and women’s health centers such as Planned Parenthood will suffer under the newly elected president.

Join The Satanic Temple – Boston Chapter in improving the access to basic menstruation products in the Greater Boston area by “Menstruatin’ with Satan.”

Menstruatin’ with Satan is a campaign that aims to make menstruation products available to all people in need, especially those who may not be able to afford them without assistance. Menstruation is a non-optional physical reality for many people, and the continued stigmatization of menstruation is harmful to everyone. Through product and financial donations, Menstruatin’ with Satan provides menstruation products to shelters in the Boston area.

What Do I Donate?

The first phase of this campaign will be the collection of new, in-box menstruation products such as pads and tampons. All items must be in the original packaging.

We’re seeking donations of:

  • Tampons
  • Pads
  • Menstruation Cups

Where Do I Donate?

We’re currently looking for local businesses who would be interested in allowing us to set up drop-off boxes.

Until we’re able to establish drop-off areas, you can reach out to our Facebook page or contact our Chapter’s head (travis(AT)thesatanictempleboston.com) with donations and our members can pick them up directly from you in a public area such as a police department parking lot.

Interested in donating financially? We’ve set up a PayPal to collect funds for this initiative. 100% of all donations will go directly to the shelters and community groups listed below.


 

Where Do My Donations Go?

Donations will be funneled to a variety of women’s shelters and community groups in the Greater Boston area.

Our partners currently include institutions such as The Women’s Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This group provides learning opportunities, support groups, and resources that help women make positive, sustaining changes in their lives and the lives of their children.

Additionally, we will be donating to Rosie’s Place in Boston, Massachusetts. Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

The Tampon Tax

Most states still charge a luxury tax on menstruation products. 40 of the 50 states in the United States slap an additional tax on an item required for basic hygiene.

States that DO NOT tax menstrual products:

  • Alaska
  • Delaware
  • Minnesota
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania

Get informed and learn more about the “tampon tax.”