Episode 536 – Let’s Talk Culture!

Let’s talk about what’s happening in the culture.

 

The Crazy Goes Forward

According to the New York Post:

In July 2021, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed the controversial “Menstrual Dignity Act,” which requires all K-12 schools to provide free sanitary products to students — along with instructions on their use, Fox News reported.

In a statement, the Portland Public Schools said:

“Starting next year (2022-2023), products will be available in all restrooms (male, female and all-gender) in every PPS building where education occurs. To ensure timely compliance, PPS ordered 500 dispensers. Dispensers have been installed in all elementary and middle school girls’ restrooms, and more will be installed in all remaining bathrooms, including boys’ restrooms, next year,”

So the schools in Portland are putting tampon and maxi pad dispensers in boys’ bathrooms because, as you know, boys can menstruate. Except they can’t. All the dispensers and product will be available for free. 

The statement continues:

“Instructions on how to use tampons and pads will be posted in all bathrooms.”

I would love to get a hold of those instructions for the boys. Are they still going to tell them to put the pad next to their vaginas?

The article continued:

In March, the state Education Department also issued a “Menstrual Dignity for Students” tool kit containing instructions on how to use menstrual products and tips for “menstruation-positive” language for families.

“Importantly, [the Menstrual Dignity Act] affirms the right to menstrual dignity for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and two spirit students by addressing the challenges that some students have managing menstruation while minimizing negative attention that could put them at risk of harm and navigating experiences of gender dysphoria during menstruation,” part of the kit’s introduction read, Fox News reported.

“Research also connects gender-affirming bathroom access to supporting student safety at school,” it added.

What a load of crap. Don’t let anyone tell you that they are not teaching Radical Gender Theory in schools. Not only are they teaching it, they are making it part of the school culture.

Not everyone agrees with this (probably because it is insane).

Oregon gubernatorial candidate and conservative writer Bridget Barton blew up on the Oregon governor, Kate Brown:

“Radical leftist woke policies are destroying Oregon from our streets to our businesses to our schools. But as a mom, a new grandmother, and a Republican candidate for Oregon governor, I can’t believe we’re even discussing this — America’s most unpopular governor, Kate Brown, is putting free tampons in the boys’ bathrooms of Oregon’s elementary schools. Clearly Brown cares more about what’s going on in the bathrooms than what’s going on in the classrooms.”

Oregon has one of the worst public school systems in the country. But the boys have tampons and instructions on how to use them! The party of science.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/06/oregon-law-requires-menstrual-products-in-boys-bathrooms/

 

This Isn’t Even Funny

Next month is Gay Pride month. Or LGBTQ Pride month. I can’t keep track and I don’t really care.

When these come, companies have a tendency kiss the ass of the LGBTQ community. One suck store that does this is Target. They will have a section with nothing but LGBTQ crap like shirts and shorts with rainbows, clothes with pride statements. I think, last year, I even saw a pride suit.

Well, they’ve decided to double down on pride month.

According to Bustle.com:

June is only weeks away, which means corporate windows across the country will soon be rainbow-washed with the vibrant colors of Pride month. But, as we know, creating quality Pride merch isn’t simply slapping a technicolor flag on a $10 T-shirt and calling it a day. Queer talent must be employed behind the scenes (not just within the promotional content), funds must be donated to LGBTQ+ charities, and brands toting inclusion and acceptance must practice this within their company culture year-round.

Thankfully, Target’s latest collaborations hit the mark. The superstore, known for their quick-to-sell fashion collabs, has released two new collaborations ahead of Pride month, launching accessible, gender-affirming products for everybody and every body. What makes these collaborations different from every other rainbow-splattered product at your local dollar store? Target partnered with TomboyX and Humankind — two queer-owned, female-founded brands — to create these much-needed lines.

These are much needed products, huh? And the reason they are hard to find is most people don’t need or use this stuff. It also seems kind of creepy to sell this stuff to kids.

The article continues:

The TomboyX collab features undergarments like compression tops — a comfortable alternative to chest binders — as well as packing underwear, bras, and boyshorts in size S-4X. Humankind’s line, on the other hand, includes various swimsuit styles such as swim trunks, tops, and unisuits. As binders and gender-affirming swimsuits are notoriously difficult to find (particularly in extended sizes), this accessible drop will make shopping for everyday garments much easier.

In case you don’t know what a chest binder is or a compression top, they are tops that push the boobs down to hide the breasts. As for packing under wear, this is underwear that has an extra piece built in that simulates a penis.

Now, this would just be funny if it weren’t for the fact compression tops and chest binders are dangerous and damaging for girls.

According to PrideInPractice.org:

That said, even a dedicated binder is not without risk, and binding improperly or for too long can lead to chest and back pain, rib bruising and fractures, shortness of breath, overheating, and skin damage.

Of course, there could be permanent damage to the breasts including deformity and losing functionality.

And Target is  supporting this. There’s another store I won’t be going to.

https://www.bustle.com/style/target-tomboyx-humankind-pride-collab
https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-chest-binding

 

Good Idea

We know that math is racist, literature is racist, hard work is racist, being motivated is racist and tests are racist. You know who agrees with that? The American Bar Association.

According to the Daily Wire:

The American Bar Association (ABA) has endorsed dropping the standardized test required for admission to law school in a newly released memo from the organization.

The potential removal of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) could significantly change the admissions process used in the nation’s law schools.

So, now you don’t have to take a test to prove you will be able to get through law school. I took the LSAT and it was a tough test. I studied for it for about six months and was only a little bit above average. That test was why I decided not to go to law school. I had other things going on in my life but I knew if I did go to law school, I would not be the next Supreme Court Justice.

The ABA released a statement:

“Eliminating the requirement of a ‘valid and reliable’ admission test also eliminates some of the challenges inherent in determining which tests are in fact valid and reliable for law school admissions, although of course law schools must still show that their use of an admission test, should they choose to require one, is consistent with sound admission practices and procedures.”

Law school is nothing but a challenge. It’s hard. It should be hard to get in.

There is a bigger goal here by the ABA and that’s to break the meritocracy which states the best people should be chosen for the job on behalf of people of color who have a very low attendance in law schools. Here’s the thing: restrictions have been lowered for people of color to get into law schools already. They still have to take the test but they don’t have to have as high a score or have as high of under grad grades as white people. Law professors at Harvard law (which has the most black law students) have complained that a lot of people of color who are let in because their race was a consideration are not prepared for law school and have chance of graduating.

There are plenty of bad lawyers out there and they do not affect our lives for the most part. But the American Medical Association also wants to do the same thing with the medical schools. Do you feel comfortable being operated on by someone who got into medical school just because of his race?

https://www.dailywire.com/news/american-bar-association-endorses-dropping-lsat-for-admission-to-law-school

 

Just Pay the $.70

There has been a major controversy with Starbucks. People have been protesting Starbucks because they are selling non-dairy creamer, vegan creamer, for $.70 a container. The big group that is protesting is the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA.

This week, actor and vegan, James Cromwell, decided to join in on the protest. So he went to a Starbucks, wearing a pro-PETA shirt, and super-glued his hand to the counter. Other PETA members started recording it and chanting then Cromwell made a statement. Listen:

A couple of things here:

  • They are protesting Starbucks, one of the most Left leaning companies in the country. Remember, the Left always eats itself.
  • They are protesting, not because they don’t have a vegan alternative, but because they are charging for that vegan alternative.
    • Most places don’t have a vegan alternative.
    • If these people protested at those places, they’d be kicked or arrested. Starbucks won’t do that.
    • Vegan alternatives have to be produced, cream from cows doesn’t. That’s why it’s free.
  • Finally, James Cromwell is work $8 million dollars. He can afford to pay an extra $.70 for vegan creamer. Heck he could pay for everyone’s vegan creamer within that store.
  • In fact, I will go on a limb and say that anyone that goes into Starbucks and can afford a $5.00 cup of coffee can afford $.70 for vegan cream.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/oscar-nominee-superglued-himself-to-starbucks-counter-because-they-charged-him-extra-for-plant-based-milk

 

 

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