Posted by Ryan Morgan on July 13, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Some of the most shocking news to come out of Texas on Friday happened long before any vote was taken.
Texas state troopers were confiscating tampons and maxi pads from women entering the Statehouse gallery.
What was the rationale behind the removal of feminine products? Department of Public Safety officials claimed concerns about “items being thrown” at lawmakers. Guns, which are typically allowed in the capitol building, were still being brought in without any problems.
This is a new low in the cross-country campaign to dehumanize and humiliate women. These were American voters who showed up to observe their legislators in action - and were forced to turn over hygienic products used solely for a feminine biological process.
This is a message from the Texas leadership - women have no place in the state capitol. And this is the most obvious attempt to take away women's access to medical necessities. And Texas women didn't stand by..
I’m proud to know that women took to Twitter and other social media to let the world know what was happening to them. At 4:43pm, it was announced that the Department of Public Safety has stopped confiscating feminine products.