In Reply to: Re: High Prices for necessities posted by Crystal Bourbeau on November 29, 2001 at 23:29:21:
I think one thing we could all do is reevaluate our so-called necessities. The capitalist market plays off our insecurities, looking for any way to make us feel we are dirty or unhealthy without some product. Think of all the products that have been introduced in the last few centuries that are now considered standard: mouthwash, shampoo, detergents, deodrants. People weren't dying of bacteria before these things were invented. It was ok if you were a little smelly, because you smelled like a human. These days you have to do so many things to cover up your humanness (wear make-up, wear scents, shave), and all these things just create a market. How long have tampons really been around? 50 years? Women must have been doing something different for the thousands of years before that, so there's no reason we can't.
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