California claims to be broke, but not too broke to consider paying reparations to people of color or ensuring that boys in public schools (grades 6-12) have access to free menstrual products.
According to the Epoch Times, in legislation almost to woke to believe, California legislators approved AB 367 (the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021), requiring schools with 6–12 graders to stock male and female (and all-gender) restrooms with tax-payer funded free menstrual pads and tampons by the beginning of the next academic year.
The bill also requires California State Universities and community colleges to provide an “adequate supply” of menstrual products in their restrooms.
Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) said in a statement:
“By making access to menstrual products a basic human right, we will assure more than half of California’s population that menstruates that a fundamental function of human biology should not be a barrier to positive outcomes.”
Garcia introduced the bill in February 2021, to promote “menstrual equity.”
Reportedly, the bill’s passage was celebrated by women’s rights advocates, including Jennifer Sibel Newsom, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife.
“Access to menstrual products isn’t a luxury – it’s a basic need,” she posted on Twitter. “By expanding access to menstrual products in schools, community colleges, and CSUs, California is advancing gender equity.”
Amazingly, many seem to have difficulty correlating woke government policies with the reported mass exodus out of California.
Flush with state pride, South High School in Torrance celebrated the approval of AB 367. Kristin Cavender, a senior student at South High School, told The Epoch Times:
“It should have happened sooner. It just makes people feel more comfortable. To have it in every bathroom, at least one men’s bathroom just for everybody [is] very inclusive.”
Agreeing with Cavender, Mylee Viviannalynn, a freshman at Torrance High School, said the menstrual products are not affordable for all and will help people with financial hardships.
“It’s good that they’re doing that because not everyone has money to pay for things that they should already have,” said Viviannalynn.
These young women are a fine product of the California public education system.
However, The Epoch Times reports that some question the wisdom of putting menstrual products in boys’ restrooms.
Summer Bailey, a parent of a senior at Torrance Unified School, said putting menstrual products in boys’ restrooms is “ridiculous” because men do not menstruate.
In a world where a U.S. Supreme Court nominee cannot define the term woman, and the California legislature commits time and resources to bills like AB 367, it is not surprising the state ranks among the lowest in the nation in school performance, and the polls show a “collapse in trust in government.”
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