Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green Blames Transgendered People For Tampon Shortage
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) has claimed that the recent nationwide tampon shortage on transgender men.
Supply-chain issues and shortages continue as the economy recovers from the pandemic. These issues add up to higher production costs, and even menstrual products have been affected.
Without evidence, Greene claimed tampons are being placed in men’s bathrooms and that is the primary cause of the shortage.
“Now there’s a shortage of tampons, and that’s probably because men are buying tampons,” Green said during a discussion centered around the “war on women.”
Cotton and plastic have been in short supply because of the demand for Covid-19 protection equipment.
Data from NielsenIQ shows that as of May 2022, the price of tampons rose to 9.8% and 8.3% for menstrual pads.
The war in Ukraine has also added to supply chain issues and the cost of materials.
Proctor and Gamble said that after the airing of a Tampax ad with Amy Schumer, demand for their product rose by 7.7%. The company has been forced to run its factories 24/7 to meet demand.
Greene is not a newcomer to baseless claims. She has argued without evidence that the 2022 election was rigged.
She has also spoken against LGBT legislation in the House, falsely claiming that the bill would “put trans rights above women’s rights.”
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