Oregon will start putting menstrual products in the boys bathroom, according to a report from the New York Post. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown’s controversial “Menstrual Dignity Act” will go into effect next year.
“Starting next year (2022-2023), products will be available in all restrooms (male, female and all-gender) in every PPS building where education occurs,” the Portland school district said in a 2021 statement.
“To ensure timely compliance, PPS ordered 500 dispensers. 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 said, according to Fox News.
Conservatives in Oregon have blasted the new policy initiative, saying it’s the result of “radical leftist woke policies.”
“Radical leftist woke policies are destroying Oregon from our streets to our businesses to our schools,” conservative writer Bridget Barton told Fox News Digital in a statement.
“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,” she said.
“Clearly Brown cares more about what’s going on in the bathrooms than what’s going on in the classrooms,” Barton added.
“I and many Oregonian women find your Menstrual Dignity Act an affront to women,” one Twitter user wrote. “Only females can menstruate. Only females should be in the female restroom, and only males should be in the male restroom.”
[h/t New York Post]