Open letter to Channel 4 re: ‘What British Muslims Really Think’

This letter was originally sent to Channel 4 on 14th April and published on Facebook the same day. I have since received a reply from the broadcaster which said “we feel that this programme goes to the heart of Channel 4’s public service remit to represent the views of a religious minority on a matter of critical national importance – with careful contextualisation and insight throughout.” I have not replied yet, nor am I sure I will do so. 
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Project Period 2016 #whyhideit

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This article was first published on Facebook on 7th April as part of a year-long monthly series on periods with testimonials particularly about the act of hiding sanitary products.

Before I begin this post, I have to shout out to the (potential/hopeful) abolition of the so-called Tampon Tax in the UK: the 5% tax waged on sanitary products because they’re classed as ‘luxury items’.

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