Oregon Schools Stock Boys’ Bathrooms With Tampons
I remember in the 1980s when Motley Crue (or whatever big hair band) had a rock song called “Smokin’ in the Boys Room.”
We’ve gone from “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” to “Tampons in the Boys Room.” 🙄 So dumb, so absurd, so cringe.
The law aims to ‘affirm the right to menstrual dignity for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and two-spirit students.’
By Phil Shiver
May 4, 2022
Every public school in Oregon — including elementary institutions — will soon be required to provide tampons and other feminine products in boys’ bathrooms with “instructions on how to use” them.
The controversial requirement is in accordance with the state’s new Menstrual Dignity Act, signed into law by Democratic Gov. Kate Brown last year, which mandates that menstrual products be made available in “every student bathroom.”
by Jason Rantz
May 4, 2022
Since biology no longer exists in states run by progressives, Oregon lawmakers are advancing a movement called menstrual equity. It’s where they pretend boys can menstruate.
Democrat Governor Kate Brown signed the Menstrual Dignity Act and it’s now in effect. It mandates public elementary, middle, and high schools offer free tampons and menstrual pads in all bathrooms, including for the boys, by the end of next year.
But, in the name of equity, the virtue signal wastes money and denies the objective reality that only females can menstruate.
‘Right to menstrual dignity’
To ensure schools comply with the law, the Oregon Department of Education released a toolkit for educators.
In the toolkit, the state declares a new “right to menstrual dignity for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and two-spirit students.” All the students they mention are biological females. But the state deems it controversial to accept biological truth. Instead, they embrace a culture that erases girls.
Educators can use the toolkit to find gender-affirming language recommendations to discuss “people who ovulate.”
They say ditch the word “girls” and say, “menstruating students.” Instead of saying, “girls may begin to menstruate,” educators should say, “someone with a uterus and ovaries may begin to menstruate.” These are all just wordy ways to say “girls.”
May 15, 2022
By Alex Parker
For all you teens who read RedState, it may be hard to fathom; but there was a time in America when men’s restrooms failed to stay stocked with tampons.
Indeed, walls that bore urinals once framed cottonless wastelands, but that dark age looks soon to die out — thanks in part to the Oregon state legislature.
In 2021, Democrat Governor Kate Brown signed into law the Menstrual Dignity Act, which stipulates thusly:
Each public education provider shall ensure that both tampons and sanitary pads are available at no cost to students through dispensers located in at least two student bathrooms of every public school building.
To be clear:
“Student bathroom” means a bathroom that is accessible by students, including a gender-neutral bathroom, a bathroom designated for females, and a bathroom designated for males.
House Bill 3294 is set to become active by July 1st. So for the 2022-23 school year, boys will have access to period care while at school.
As pointed out by (Link): Fox News, the law covers restrooms “regardless of age.”
Tampons have really absorbed the spotlight as of late:
Historically, menstrual products have very rarely found themselves front and center, period. Hopefully, they’re really soaking it up.
Meanwhile, not everyone’s psyched over boys finding ovarian accoutrements next to their toilets. That includes GOP gubernatorial candidate Bridget Barton.
She offers harsh words concerning the soft supplements:
“This is an absolute implosion of the family; it’s a violation of the family.”
The way Bridget sees it, confusion may result:
“It’s very confusing for children, and then, when they hit puberty, they have even more confusion about their bodies and have real difficulty understanding what’s going on in their world, a lot of them go into depression, they act out, and we’re seeing more and more evidence that is causing kids to become confused, depressed, and to have to act out and have very serious problems going forward.”
It’s not difficult to imagine a boy asking, “Where do I put this?” Hopefully, he’ll find the answers he needs.