Texas Rep’s Bill to Fine Men for Masturbatory Emissions has Made its Way up the Legislative Ladder
by Walter Einenkel –
Texas’ House Bill 4260, which relates “to the regulation of men’s health and safety; creating civil penalty for unregulated masturbatory emissions,” has moved from being filed to being handled by the Texas State Affairs Committee. Written by Houston Democrat state Rep. Jessica Farrar in response to the slew of anti-women’s rights bills regarding medical choice, the bill is in the perfect place for discussion.
The committee is typically the panel that hears abortion-related legislation and it will now address Farrar’s House Bill 4620, which is named the “Men’s Right to Know Act.”
The bill was filed about three weeks ago and at the time state Rep. Farrar had this to say:
“A lot of people find the bill funny,” Farrar said in a phone interview. “What’s not funny are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that were placed there by legislatures making it very difficult for them to access healthcare.”
Forcing the men in Texas to discuss laws like these in relationship to their own bodies will be an interesting exercise in cognitive dissonance.
Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos