N.H. passes law requiring public schools to provide free pads, tampons in bathrooms
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Caroline Dillon could tell she was making people feel uncomfortable.
The 18-year-old knew it when she saw lawmakers, most of them men, wouldn’t use words like “menstruation,” “tampon” or “feminine hygiene products” when having conversations with her about those very issues.
“They would say ‘the thing’ or just try to avoid saying it all together,” said Dillon, who was pioneering legislation to require schools to provide tampons and pads in public school bathrooms.