This map was created using a pre existing platform called MapChart. The user simply color codes each of the states and then creates a corresponding map to create whatever they desire.
For this map specifically, all of the states that actively have sales tax applying to feminine products (‘The Pink Tax’) are marked in pink.
States that have recently passed legislation to get rid of The Pink Tax in their states are marked with a darker pink/red color.
States that have no sales tax are marked in a peachy color.
One of the benefits of this type of mapping is that everything for the map itself is already in place. The user only has to change the colors to whatever they are hoping to represent. It’s simple, user friendly and can be exported as a PDF. The downsides of this were that you could not save the map so it had to be done in one sitting, and nothing about it is interactive.