Oregon Democrats, thank you Gaia. In their magnanimity they have finally given dignity to menstruation. Governor Kate Brown signed the Menstrual Dignity Act, and finally, the women of Oregon can … menstruate with dignity?
That’s Oregon-speak for giving out free sanitary products.
Stupid? You bet. But that’s not the dumbest part – not by a long shot. Under the Act, the boys’ rooms in every school in the state will boast tampon dispensers.
Tony Perkins, Family Research Council’s writer for the Daily Signal, quoted a bill supporter as being from (where else?). Portland:
This will show all of our youth, and especially our trans youth, that the bathroom they’re using, that affirms their gender, that it’s for them, and it has the products there that they might need.
School boys’ rooms were once utilitarian affairs, places for a pee and a quick cigarette between classes. Administrators didn’t want kids spending a lot of time there, so they were short on affirmation, gender or otherwise. Each pitstop can be celebrated as a reflection of who you are.
“Inclusivity” is today’s enlightened watchword. It’s even defined in the Menstrual Dignity for Students Toolkit the state is giving out to educators to help them promote menstrual dignity:
Inclusion means acknowledging and honoring diversity in the way communities access and learn about their health. Access to products should be made available to transgender and intersex students.
Um, those “two spirit” students … are the spirits on the same menstrual cycle? I was just curious.
Anyway, thanks to the dopy ideology and utter unseriousness of state legislators, Oregon taxpayers are ponying up to purchase and install thousands of the free tampon dispensers which, as Perkins notes, “cost up to $400 a machine.”
Oregon residents put up with a lot – just have Portland in your state is an embarrassment. Is it worth paying to have a useless gesture made by woke legislators? Is it possible to make Oregonians Oregoners?