Posted On: Tuesday - May 3rd 2022 6:13PM MST
In Topics:   Genderbenders  General Stupidity  Humor  Female Stupidity
There was Megan's Law, there was Kristen's Law, and even a Buster's Law, named after a cat*. Now there is Carrie's Law. Who is this Carrie, you ask? Hold on. We'll get right to that.
The Governor of Oregon, a piece of work going by the name of Kate Brown, has just signed the D-legislature-passed bill #3294. Some, policy wonks mainly, know it as "3294", and the public may have heard it by it's official name, "The Menstrual Dignity Act", which as you might well expect, is just a simple common-sense regulation that mandates feminine napkin machines in all school boys' and men's restrooms. Think of it as a tampon Title IX.
Wait, instructions on how to use the machines or how to use the tampons? Oh, my!
Hey, it's not a lot of money, and there's even a Menstrual Dignity for Students Toolkit**. I gotta admit my ignorance here. I thought that toolkit would be an actual box with dispenser installation wrenches, screwdrivers and hardware. Maybe a drill would be necessary too, and if you're gonna go through the tile, why not just drill a through hole to allow the guys to see into the women's room, you know, to see if their machine might have some spares.
The Peak Stupidity readership shall no longer wonder why our software team re-ran the mathematical models that resulted in the new graph displayed up top near the end of last year. Every time you think stupidity has peaked, well, there are stories like this that are NOT from the Babylon Bee.
Over 3 years ago Peak Stupidity took the lead in speculating on the idea of real menstruation, at least for transitioners. Our quick look at the challenge is in the post Can Male to Female Transexuals have Periods?. Our conclusion was the the technology is not there yet, especially the specific tech that could induce artificial bitchiness. The question we have today is how has the State of Oregon gotten so far ahead in the technology, such that the demand is already there for these tampon dispensers? What a tech powerhouse Governor Brown has commanded! Bloody amazing!
Now, why "Carrie's Law?", you may yet still be wondering. I'll tell you now. When it comes to this female stuff that nobody really makes a big effort to know about, besides Proctor & Gamble and the State of Oregon, I recall that the Steven King movie Carrie was my first look at how this stuff goes down. It was the gym teacher in her white shorts that clinched the 2-thumbs+ up from this young reviewer, but that Carrie shower scene was a real wake up call too.
The female body is great, but it's a bit weird internally. It has to be, for it to do its job. Even the menstruation process is there for a bloody good reason. Peak Stupidity has speculated about this too, in a more serious post -- Feminism 102 - Mother Nature expresses herself monthly. (Yes, you are required to read the prerequisite post Feminism 101 - It's not nice to fool Mother Nature! first.)
I don't mean to make light of people like our tragic Carrie, actually, to be honest, Sissy Spacek. In the movie, the young lady was clueless as to what was going on and scared out of her telekinetic mind. That'd be terrible. It'd be much better if girls nearing that age could be taught about these things, but by their mothers. It'd be great if boys still didn't need to know all that.
I wish the students of the State of Oregon well in this project, but knowing young boys, up to about 35 years old, I'm not sure how much Menstrual Dignity will be seen out there.
* This was a sick one - a young black man named Chester Williamson of Schenectady, NY set the cat on fire. Before I even looked up a thing about the man, I guessed that he was black. Sure enough, and a year later he became a sex offender to boot.
BTW, the Mental Floss site has a quick list of laws named after real people here.
** In convenient .pdf format.