December 19, 2016

“Manstruation”: Columbia University now provides free tampons in ALL washrooms

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

It’s well known that university campuses are ground zero for bogus civil rights battles, but a new program at Columbia University takes the cake.

The school’s student council just voted to launch a program distributing free tampons and sanitary pads in on-campus washrooms—even male bathrooms, to appease the apparent growing concern of 'men' getting periods.

The campaign to give free tampons came about after the school scrapped an unpopular earlier program that allowed students to pick up tampons from the sexual health centre. Only 635 tampons and 200 pads had been used during the semester (out of 4,500 students), so the school thought the program was unnecessary.

Cue the outrage.

An op-ed in the Columbia Spectator by two female students charged that “our periods should be free, period.”

The piece said that if the school doesn’t provide free tampons, it implicitly sends the message that “hygiene-related needs of students who have periods are unimportant” and contributes "to the already exclusive socioeconomic climate on campus.”

This is at an Ivy League university, whose tuition will run a student over $56,000 per year—but a $5 box of tampons is too much.

But it’s not about the money, the op-ed’s authors wrote: for 'men,' it is about the stigmatization that periods tend to bring about.

"Period stigma coupled with the stigma of being low-income on this campus creates a hostile environment for so many people,” they wrote. "Even further, gender-nonconforming and trans masculine students already must go through the potentially dysphoric experience of getting their period. We should be at least giving them a safe space both emotionally and economically to receive sanitary products.”

Apparently “Hey Bruce, can I borrow your applicator?” is 2016’s new locker room talk.

So for us gender-confirming masculine students, we’ll have to do a double-take when we see the tampon machine to make sure we’re in the right place. At this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if Columbia puts urinals in the female washrooms to go after that other oppressed group of women with penises who want to pee standing up.

One fight at a time, I suppose.

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commented 2016-12-28 01:51:22 -0500
“Rag on the shooL.” Nice one Andrew.
commented 2016-12-19 23:01:41 -0500
Anonymous well said about the trough , if it is good for men then it is equally good for women.
commented 2016-12-19 22:05:17 -0500
This world has gone nuts!
Hey, that’s what they put in the women’s washroom.
commented 2016-12-19 18:18:18 -0500
Do you know how trans people justify tampons in men’s washrooms? They say that it’s so that men can use tampons to plug up their nostrils if they get nose bleeds. And no, I am not making this shit up.
commented 2016-12-19 18:03:35 -0500
Since washrooms are becoming a Free Go zone maybe it is time to get all inclusive and install ‘glory holes’.
commented 2016-12-19 13:48:51 -0500
Yes, they should retrofit women’s washrooms and then you’ll hear them screaming.
commented 2016-12-19 13:40:32 -0500
Leave it to the progressives to introduce these progressive ideas and safeguards so the progressive students who have been raised by progressive parents can expand on the progressive ideas that their progressive teacher’s have indoctrinated them with in the progressive educational system of today. All this in the name of progress for $60,000.00 a year. “Progress” you say!!!
commented 2016-12-19 13:31:02 -0500
Don’t put urinals inside the women’s washroom. Give them the troth.
commented 2016-12-19 13:27:14 -0500
Well the feminized male snowflakes may actually need these to soak up the blood from bending over and taking it from so many different groups.
commented 2016-12-19 12:45:25 -0500
the tampoons are for the bum blasters