By Jonathon Van Maren
Lakeridge High School in Oregon recently ran into an interesting problem: boys were ripping tampon dispensers off the walls of their bathrooms and dumping them in the toilet. The school has formally asked the boys to stop destroying the free menstrual products they are being provided with, and gave parents resources on “menstruation, menstrual products, sexuality, and health” in order to help them explain to their children that menstruation is normal for a “person that has a uterus.”
Why are there tampon dispensers in the boys’ bathroom to begin with? Oregon’s 2021 “Menstrual Dignity Act” requires all public schools to provide all students regardless of “gender, age, ability [and] socioeconomic status” with menstrual products in order to promote “privacy, inclusivity, access and education.” The educational impact of putting tampon dispensers in boys’ bathrooms, of course, is to inform children that boys can have periods, which is to say that girls can be boys.
“Each time that the dispensers are taken down, the school needs to spend time and resources putting them back up in order to be compliant with [the Menstrual Dignity Act],” an email sent out by school officials stated. “We are asking our student body to be respectful of school property, and to be sensitive to all of our student’s needs.”
The majority of young people have been swept along by the ever-expanding LGBT movement and have enthusiastically adopted the new ideology of multiplying identities. A not-insignificant minority of kids, however, are getting sick of being constantly force-fed LGBT ideology.
Earlier this month, for example, high school students from Chêne-Bleu Secondary School in Pincourt, Quebec cheered as a teenager ripped down the “Pride” flag that had been hung in their school and threw it down, trampling it once it hit the ground. On the same day, LifeSiteNews reported, students at Phare International School put out a petition asking that all LGBT flags and posters be taken down in the school; school officials refused, but one LGBT activist have worried that there is a rise in students rejecting LGBT ideology.