too juicy to ignore

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.

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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.

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One thought on “too juicy to ignore

  1. WHAT? These things are insane! What is going on in our country? Stupid, pathetic, and sexist. I’m so embarrassed to be an American sometimes.

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