There are very few art “projects” in Bushwick that don’t ultimately somehow circle back to the genitals–especially the vag. With the expensive cost of a single pack damn near rivaling that of cigarettes, a recent piece of legislation allowing for the distribution of free tampons in schools, prisons and homeless shelters has got Bushwickians ogling nearby institutions for “a source.”
“These kids are about to get what we want–no, what we need!” exclaimed local artist and We the Femmes member Veronica Fallopian, a 26-year-old who moved to Bushwick from Albany.
A teacher at Bushwick Leaders’ High School tipped off to the somewhat literal lust for blood has petitioned for increased security outside of the women’s bathrooms where the holy tampon dispensers are housed, as well as the “nurse’s office,” where other large supplies are carried. “We can’t take any chances on our tampons being used for art. If that’s what these Bushwick ‘artists’ want to use them for, they can go through the shame of asking for a box at C-Town.” So there you have it: tampons are a hotter commodity than ever now that they’re semi-government subsidized.
Written by Genna Rivieccio