This Lawmaker Just Proposed a Bill That All Men Would HATE
Satire can paint a powerful picture, something Texas representative Jessica Farrar perfectly exemplifies in her Mans Right to Know Act, a proposed new law would fine men $100 for masturbating.
House Bill 4260 would encourage men to remain “fully abstinent” and only allow “occasional masturbatory emissions inside health care and medical facilities.” This, according to the legislation, is the best way to ensure men’s health.
The bill would additionally require men to read a booklet about the pros and cons of taking Viagra or getting a vasectomy or colonoscopy.
Farrar said when a man masturbates to completion without creating a pregnancy, then its a waste because that semen can be used and is to be used for creating more human life.
While it’s satire, it makes a powerful point.
“A lot of people find the bill funny,” Farrar said. “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.”
The bill plays on obstacles that women in Texas face when trying to access a legal abortion.
Providers doctors and pharmacists use personal, moralistic, or religious beliefs to not prescribe birth control to women and to not provide other medical services like permanent sterilization and abortion.
Texas legislators have even proposed bills, such as House Bill 948, which aimed to make abortion a felony, and House Bill 35, which would require the cremation or burial of a fetus that was aborted or miscarried.
In response, her bill also creates “A Man’s Right to Know” booklet, that would precisely follow the rules and procedures of the informational booklet “A Woman’s Right To Know,” required reading for Texas women seeking termination of their pregnancies.
The bill states that during a consultation, a physician must read the booklet to their male patient and then be required to “administer a medically-unnecessary digital rectal exam and magnetic resonance imagining of the rectum” to the men.
“It’s to show how invasive this medically unnecessary procedure is,” Farrar said.
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