"It's a health issue you idiots," was the retort from the Student Council which was exasperated at the ignorance of a similar issue's critics.
Students wanted condom machines in school restrooms to prevent STD's. They held a town meeting where the naysayers gathered intending to lambast these, "Ignorant and amoral teens." The students conducted themselves professionally offering a lengthy list of medical reasons.
The students got the machines.
I asked my women friends for their input regarding the tampon machines and almost to a person they said, "Critics are fearful the mear presence of a tampon machine will contribute to boys' feminity or worse, turn them into feminists."
One friend wondered if the male critics dragged their knuckles on the ground.
A number of supporters shared that as teens the tampon machines in the girls' restrooms were empty forcing them to check other school facilities, often the women's teachers' lounge and a secretary. "How easy it would have been to slip unnoticed into the boys' restroom or have a male friend get one for me."
One woman disented saying, "Boys shouldn't have anything to do with tampons."
"Balada says that the dispenser in the boys bathroom was installed at 9:30 Wednesday morning and 'by 9:52 AM, tampons were on the floor, the newly installed distribution box was ripped off the wall along with the masonry anchors, and the distribution box itself was destroyed.'”
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