New York City made history this week in the name of periods. On Tuesday, the city council unanimously approved a “menstrual equity” bill that will make pads and tampons free in public schools, homeless shelters, and prisons. Now it’s in the hands of Mayor Bill DeBlasio, who needs to sign the bill. We absolutely agree that pads and tampons are as necessary as toilet paper and hope this encourages the rest of the country to follow suit.

(h/t SELF)