A group of Australian women are protesting Australia's 10% luxury tax on "non-essential" items such as tampons. To get the Australian government's attention, the ladies created a music video, rapping over American rapper Snoop Dogg's hit song "Drop it Like it's Hot."
The video includes props such as giant dancing tampons, tampon gold pendants and a throwback banana seat bicycle.
The GST Goods and Services tax covers everything sold in Australia except for GST-free items such as condoms, sunscreen and incontinence pads, which are considered essential items.
The women are upset that tampons are not considered essential items. They rap such tampon awareness lyrics as:
The vagina, half the people got them
Yet there's a tax if you're born with one of 'em
I B-L-E-E-D just 'cause I was born as me
So I pay the GST 'cause menstruation ain't for free
Even Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's sister, Christine Forster, gets in on the act by wearing a throwback tracksuit and getting jiggy on the set.
"I think Australia has a pretty outdated attitude around periods," the video's director, Mia Lethbridge, told Mashable Australia. "I feel like the tax is reflective of this attitude. We are supposed to be a progressive country, yet here we are taxing menstruating Australians!"