If it passes, women in that state will have million back in their wallets—the equivalent of just one-hundredth of 1 percent of California’s state budget, says Garcia, who has gone from being mocked as “Miss Flow” and “Miss Maxi” to adding 30 co-authors to the bill, including men and women from both parties. When I first introduced the bill, my progressive colleagues shut me down,” she says.
Thinx donates a portion of every sale to the Uganda-based Afri Pads, which teaches women to make and sell reusable pads.
Agrawal is also launching Thinx Global Girls Clubs, which will give out subsidized menstrual products and teach health education, self-defense and entrepreneurship.
They look like they could be the latest style of Calvins, but they’re Thinx, the high-tech, period-proof underwear Agrawal invented with her twin sister, Radha, and their friend Antonia Saint Dunbar.
Thinx underwear absorb the blood from a woman’s period so she doesn’t have to wear a pad or tampon (except on her heaviest days, when an extra layer of protection is recommended).
The answer is clear—menstruation would become an enviable, boast-worthy, masculine event: Men would brag about how long and how much,” she wrote.