Another first world problem in New Zealand yawn

We have it so good in New Zealand that we are forced to complain about trivial issues.

Exhibit A for the prosecution, your honour…

An Auckland artist is painting a piece with her own period blood to be unveiled at an event protesting the cost of sanitary products on Tuesday.

Zoe James will unveil her work An Expensive Habit at the Menstruation Matters event at The Women’s Bookshop on Ponsonby Rd.

James, 24, believed menstrual products should be more affordable as they were a necessity, not a choice.

She said she had to choose between sanitary products and food when she was a solo mother.

…Those attending the event are encouraged to bring donations of sanitary products.

James hasn’t decided if she will sell the painting. If she does any profits will go towards providing sanitary products to women in need.

She has also created a digital artwork to promote the event, depicting a woman “free bleeding”.

What she is complaining abut is a First world problem that can be solved with a one-off purchase of reusable, washable cloth pads. Was an entire gross painting made from old blood really necessary?


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