(BLP) – According to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon public schools will be providing feminine products in all K-12 bathrooms regardless of gender.
On top of that, these products are required to come with “how to use” instructions in accordance with the state’s “Menstrual Dignity Act.” Which was signed into law in July.
The new act also requires schools to make sure students have access to private, clean bathrooms and that they are not shamed or stigmatized for having their period. Again, this covers boys and girls.
Those in favor of this progressive law see it as a huge step forward in terms of normalizing periods and making sure everyone has the resources they need to manage them regardless of how they identify.
To supporters, the “Menstrual Dignity Act” serves as a good reminder that, no matter what your gender is, you should always have access to feminine products just in case. Even if you’re a prepubescent kindergartner.
A 2021 statement from Portland Public Schools (PPS) detailed how the act would be implemented long-term.
“To ensure timely compliance, PPS ordered 500 dispensers,” the statement read.
“Dispensers have been installed in all elementary and middle school girls’ restrooms, and more will be installed in all remaining bathrooms, including boys’ restrooms, next year,” it continued.
“Instructions on how to use tampons and pads will be posted in all bathrooms.”
Of course, a law like this is almost guaranteed to be tethered to an enormous amount of controversy.
Some people argue that providing feminine products in boys’ restrooms is a form of “indoctrination” and will only serve to confuse children about their gender identity.
Others say that the new law is nothing more than a waste of time and resources.
According to Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bridget Barton:
“Radical leftist woke policies are destroying Oregon from our streets to our businesses to our schools. But as a mom, a new grandmother, and a Republican candidate for Oregon governor, I can’t believe we’re even discussing this — America’s most unpopular governor, Kate Brown, is putting free tampons in the boys bathrooms of Oregon’s elementary schools.
“Clearly Brown cares more about what’s going on in the bathrooms than what’s going on in the classrooms,” she said.
This is just another blatant example of the left’s fascination with redefining gender and indoctrinating children in public schools. Pushing new unprecedented progressive policies onto students that most parents argue will only confuse them more.
Regardless, it appears as though Democrat run states just continue to one up each other.