Monday, May 9, 2022

The world has gone insane. Oregon is requiring tampon dispensers in elementary school boys' bathrooms.

by Rod Williams, May 9, 2022- I started to say, 'you can't make this stuff up", but people do make up weird stuff, like Tucker Carlson's story that the government or some malign force is purposely sabotaging our food infrastructure.  Or like that Agenda 21 is a plot to kill 90-something percent of the world's population by poisoning them with aspartame and fluoride and that everything from your local government's general plan to shady sidewalks to bike lanes to reintroducing wolves into the wild is part of it. Or, like school shootings are a false flag operation. Or like chemtrails.  Or like 9-11 was an inside job.  

So, I won't say you can't make this stuff up.  I have become so skeptical, and doubt a lot of what I read and hear. I certainly doubt the accuracy of many memes posted on Facebook. When this one to the right appeared, I thought this is probably false or a distortion. Surely, I reasoned, the state of Oregon is not requiring tampon dispensers in elementary school boys' bathrooms. Well, they are.

It is as nutty as the meme suggests. One can read about it here, here, and here and many other sources. To read about the policy from a Portland Public Schools statement see below.


This is the kind of nuttiness we can expect whenever Democrats are in the majority.  Democrats on the west coast are always a little more progressive than elsewhere, but they are on the cutting edge. The rest of the Democratic establishment will follow. I am so glad I live in a Republican state. I would not be that surprised should Metro Nashville Schools adopt such a policy. I suspect we are the only place in the state where such nuttiness could happen.  If Metro Nashville did attempt such, however, I am confident the State would move in and prohibit such a policy. 

Sometimes I despair about the right-wing fringe and the bombastic and inflamed rhetoric and the nutty things many Republicans will believe.  However, it is a fringe of conservatives who are nutty.  It has become mainstream among Democrats to believe elementary schoolboys need tampons.  

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