Are Trans-Women Behind the Tampon Shortage?

 

In case you haven’t heard, dudes can now get knocked up.

Like good troopers, our elite institutions are adapting with heroic alacrity. The Washington Post and the ACLU have seamlessly transitioned to calling the abortion debate one about a person’s right to choose. (When you think about it, this is a meaningful step toward acknowledging the rights of the unborn.) That bastion of inclusivity the CDC has replaced the term pregnant women with pregnant people faster than you can say Michael Avenatti. And the most well-known tampon brand in the United States, Tampax, invoked the #mythbusters hashtag on its Twitter feed to gaslight its dimmer followers that not only women have periods. (Here it might be useful to point out that male pregnancy, like so-called “long Covid,” seems to have a disproportionate impact on progressives. Indeed, no documented case of pregnancy has been documented among male Trump voters.)

One might think that the advent of pregnant men would be greeted with the sort of worldwide awe of the first moon walk or a visit to our planet from aliens. Instead, the result is a shrug of the shoulders and a revamping of various institutions’ style guides. One must wonder, though, if it is a mere coincidence that the unprecedented shortage of tampons in the U.S. might have something to do with the fact that men, apparently, are having periods?

That the baby formula shortage is coeval with the tampon shortage only reinforces the largely overlooked surge in male pregnancy. While Secretary Of Transportation Pete Buttigieg may opt to adopt a child in order to avoid the labor pains associated with giving birth through his penis, many everyday pregnant and nursing men lack the access to birth control, abortion, and a host of other services for which policymakers still focus almost exclusively on the needs of women.

In an era of inflation, over-extended supply chains, and women irresponsibly impregnating multiple men with no intention of forming a family, policymakers need to take notice.

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  1. Henry Racette Member
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    Thank God,  someone is finally willing to speak the plain truth.

    Just as women entering the workforce in the 1970s changed the dynamics of the labor market in unexpected and not entirely beneficial ways, so to have men entering the ranks of the pregnant distorted fecundity. We will reap the whirlwind.

    Sure, it will probably be fabulous. But still.

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  2. Hoyacon Member
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    It’s time for those using “men’s rooms” (the door with the anachronistic panted figure) to take action.  The tampon dispensers that have started appearing must be emptied and redistributed in an equitable and inclusive manner.  Do your part.

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  3. Barfly Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    It’s time for those using “men’s rooms” (the door with the anachronistic panted figure) to take action. The tampon dispensers that have started appearing must be emptied and redistributed in an equitable and inclusive manner. Do your part.

    I will relocate those I encounter to the lobby and the cafeteria.

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  4. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    David Deeble: In an era of inflation, over-extended supply chains, and women irresponsibly impregnating multiple men with no intention of forming a family, policymakers need to take notice.

    They can’t keep treating us like this. I bet things would be different if women could get . . . never mind, now I’m confused.

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  5. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    And now that they’re putting tampon dispensers in boy’s bathrooms in school across the country, it comes as no surprise biological women everywhere are resorting to alternatives, such as the new Swiffer Monthly Visitor product . . .

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  6. Full Size Tabby Member
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    I first heard about a tampon shortage about the same time Oregon formalized a requirement that schools put tampon dispensers in boys’ bathrooms. Well that might help explain a shortage. If schools and other woke organizations are stocking at least twice the number of dispensers as before, then that might contribute to a shortage of product. 

    Assuming tampon dispensers are already in boys’ and men’s restrooms at some schools and other woke organizations, I assume boys and immature men are repurposing a substantial number of those tampons to some use other than what the manufacturer designed them for. That repurposing by boys and men is going to contribute a shortage.

    [I acknowledge, not as fun as Mr. Deeble’s pregnant men speculation.]

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  7. Percival Thatcher
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    Stad (View Comment):

    And now that they’re putting tampon dispensers in boy’s bathrooms in school across the country, it comes as no surprise biological women everywhere are resorting to alternatives, such as the new Swiffer Monthly Visitor product . . .

    Where o where are the schoolboys of yesteryear? If we had found one of those installed in the mens’ room in the morning, it would have been in the parking lot ere the final bell.

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  8. Henry Racette Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    And now that they’re putting tampon dispensers in boy’s bathrooms in school across the country, it comes as no surprise biological women everywhere are resorting to alternatives, such as the new Swiffer Monthly Visitor product . . .

    It’s impossible not to like you, Stad.

    I mean, I try. God knows I try. But still, there it is.

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  9. Vance Richards Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    And now that they’re putting tampon dispensers in boy’s bathrooms in school across the country, it comes as no surprise biological women everywhere are resorting to alternatives, such as the new Swiffer Monthly Visitor product . . .

    Where o where are the schoolboys of yesteryear? If we had found one of those installed in the mens’ room in the morning, it would have been in the parking lot ere the final bell.

    They started putting tampons in the boys room at my kids’ high school. From what I have heard, they do a good job of clogging up the toilets.

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  10. Cal Lawton Member
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    What steps must the Biden Administration take to stem the flow of this problem?

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  11. Keith Keystone Member
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    I have a friend who is a facilities manager at a large Fortune 500 corporation. He was ordered to place tampons in ALL of the men’s bathrooms at the various campuses. As you can imagine, it was a massive quantity and big undertaking to make this happen.

    I have no doubt other corporations and schools have done the same. It stands to reason that there are potentially millions of tampons sitting idle in mens/boys bathrooms throughout the country contributing to the shortage.

    So if a woman desperately needs a tampon, I suggest she quickly change her name and pronoun and enter a men’s bathroom at any major corporation or educational facility.  There she…ahem…”he” will find said tampon. You’re welcome.

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  12. Red Herring Coolidge
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    Dems are perverts. 

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  13. Gary Robbins Member
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    One interesting piece of slang.  A “Prius” has been called a “Tampon.” as in “He is driving a tampon.”  

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  14. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Okay, I can’t look at that photo of that pregnant “man” who’s obviously had top surgery (otherwise healthy breasts removed — are the scars left as a status symbol? My breast cancer surgery scar is nothing compared to those) and has a beard and think about the hormones (testosterone — aforementioned beard) “he’s” taking and what they might be doing to that baby. Madness. Wicked beyond belief. We are so overdue for a comeuppance as a culture. Tampon shortages are the least of our problems.

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  15. Barfly Member
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    They can be fashioned into an acceptable emergency slow burning fuse. I just checked.

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  16. Unsk Member
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    I went into a public “men’s” restroom the other day and there were no tampons available for me to use! Shocking I know. I had to run out of the restroom crying and screaming to try to find a “safe place” to play with my “pregnant Ken doll” to find some solace.  After about three hours I was okay. 

     

    Gary: One interesting piece of slang.  A “Prius” has been called a “Tampon.” as in “He is driving a tampon.”  

    And here Gary, I thought you were more sensitive to the movement! Shame on you!

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  17. Stad Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    And now that they’re putting tampon dispensers in boy’s bathrooms in school across the country, it comes as no surprise biological women everywhere are resorting to alternatives, such as the new Swiffer Monthly Visitor product . . .

    Where o where are the schoolboys of yesteryear? If we had found one of those installed in the mens’ room in the morning, it would have been in the parking lot ere the final bell.

    They’d be flushed down the toilets in my high school . . .

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  18. Stad Coolidge
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    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    It’s impossible not to like you, Stad.

    Talk to my wife.  She’ll give you pointers . . .

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  19. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    One interesting piece of slang. A “Prius” has been called a “Tampon.” as in “He is driving a tampon.”

    I still like the term Pius (pious) better . . . 

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  20. I Walton Member
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    This is insane.  I tried to read more about it and, of course, was warned off the sites because of virus threats.  Appropriate.   It will end.  If it’s the Chinese dominate it, it’ll end with simple decline and reaction to the decline.  If it’s just our top Democrats pushing it, it will end when the top gets total control so blacks and cooky fruits will have played their role and will find themselves without influence.   Dictatorships have to consolidate and they’ll consolidate around people with economic power and top bureaucrats.  The end is the same whether it’s China or just our own folks.  Centralization works to consolidate power and it just keeps consolidating until it rots.  I think we better win the next two elections  and to do so we’ll have to overcome massive cheating.

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  21. KCVolunteer Lincoln
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    There is no shortage of tampons for men. Only women.

    The Patriarchy is to blame.

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  22. Cassandro Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    Unsk (View Comment):

    I went into a public “men’s” restroom the other day and there were no tampons available for me to use! Shocking I know. I had to run out of the restroom crying and screaming to try to find a “safe place” to play with my “pregnant Ken doll” to find some solace. After about three hours I was okay.

    Gary: One interesting piece of slang. A “Prius” has been called a “Tampon.” as in “He is driving a tampon.”

    And here Gary, I thought you were more sensitive to the movement! Shame on you!

    Priuses are manly cars, the most manly.  Prius is even the root of Priapism.  So take it back.

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