Feminine hygiene products are subject to sales tax and Rogaine is not, even though the latter is a product the WDT says is only used by "vain" men. (Imagine what they think of those using ED pills)
That slight against men aside, two points. One is everything should be subject to sales tax and the second is the phrase "Tampon Tax" used by pols and the media is a further coarsening of discourse.
It's a sign of your commitment to the women's agenda, but there are lots of anomalies in the application of sales tax. There are any number of commonly used hygiene and personal items that you could argue shouldn't be taxed.
But the "Tampon Tax" allows the erstwhile pol or media person to embrace an agenda and a whole gender.
Watertown Daily Times | Not a luxury: Lawmakers move to exempt tampons from New York sales tax