The modern workplace was not designed with women in mind. Full stop. There are fewer overarching systemic barriers to our participation in the workforce than that fact, and I can think of no clearer example than the way workplaces treat (and more critically, understand) women’s health needs. Discussion of this issue has somewhat seized on the relative unavailability of menstruation products in ladies rooms, essentially akin to making people bring their own toilet paper. It’s an opportunity to provide a basic accommodation for unavoidable biologies that is so often missed, if for no other reason than that no women were involved in the planning that put toilet paper in the bathrooms to begin with.