How to Challenge the Patriarchy, or How To Campaign For Change
Season 2, Ep. 10
Laura Coryton is an activist, campaigner and educator. You may recognise her name as the woman we have to thank for the abolition of the tampon tax. Laura started a petition to address the issue of VAT on period products after discovering the gender imbalance in our taxation system which unfairly penalises women. She went on to deliver her petition of 200000 signatures to Downing Street, and has since seen her campaign successfully culminate in the abolition of tax on period products. Since then, she has established her charity Sex Ed Matters, which delivers Relationship and Sex Education to schools, and has published a book, Speak Up!, to encourage young people to get involved in activism to make a fairer society.