I’m laughing so hard I’m crying. The Texas Senate, in order to “beef up” security during the abortion debate, is confiscating … no, not guns (this is Texas, y’all) … feminine hygiene supplies!
If I didn’t see it on Salon.com I wouldn’t have believed it.
I guess Texas senators are more afraid of being hit with projectiles of soft, absorbent cotton than they are of being shot. Perhaps it is the nature of the items themselves — tampons, maxi pads, and other unmentionables — that sparks this fear.
I wonder what all those women are going to do when they need to tend to their menstrual flow. I hope the chairs they sit on have white fabric that will forever bear the stain of the blood that leaked during a debate that could result in more blood from back-alley abortions … a fitting reminder.
And in other news on Salon, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled that it is legal to fire someone purely because a supervisor is attracted to him or her (in this case, her). The employee in question was perceived as a “threat to the marriage” of the dentist who fired her, even though she had never acted in a flirtatious or provocative manner and was a stellar employee otherwise.
Are you kidding me? I’m not laughing anymore.