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OREGON: MENSTRUAL DIGNITY ACT
Sanitary Protection In Boys Bathrooms
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT?
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It's almost NEVER
what you think...


It's understandable some girls may not have access to sanitary protection, but then why not provide it to those who cannot do so for themselves, instead of a comprehensive program in every bathroom, including boys? 

This Menstrual Program is not just an Oregon Revised Statute. The Oregon Department of Education even created a professional graphic and detailed TOOLKIT outlining in detail the new policy. 

In an effort to compel folks to buy into the plan students testified during a legislative hearing, describing how these experiences had led to negative and long-lasting impacts on their academic success and experiences at school. 

“It was my first PSAT day... We were instructed to leave all our belongings at home... I did not know I was going to be on my period that day... I bled through my pants and all over the seat in an unfamiliar classroom... [with] a male teacher I had never even seen before. Luckily, he let me go to the bathroom, where I was reminded that we do not have tampons or pad dispensers... I roamed the empty hallways... while blood dripped down my legs and onto the floor. I asked probably 10 random girls until I was able to find someone with a tampon... I couldn’t help but think about how much my PSAT scores would be affected by my absence, and how much easier the situation would have been if I could have taken care of my business right there in the bathroom. This wasn’t the first time either.” - Oregon High School Student

Seriously??? If this is true, that student is not capable of managing her personal time while taking rigorous courses at a 4 year institution! 

And we thought Parents' Rights were in jeopardy!
Students NOW Have Menstrual Rights?
There is no such thing...in the US Constitution.

The Oregon State Board of Education passed the below Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) in March of 2022.

OAR 581-021-0590 Menstrual Dignity for Students: Requirements
This temporary rule describes dispenser and product requirements, including technical implementation components necessary for privacy, accessibility, and gender inclusivity.



Pillars of Menstrual Dignity
 Privacy  Inclusivity  Access  Education 

The color coded TookKit is full of detailed requirements for offering a variety of single use and reusable products. They also feature ready made handouts for a school-wide announcement, and posters informing students of their "right" to products. 

Encouraged to take home enough products for Summer Supply
Falls City SD: Ultimately, the district’s program was successful because they heard their students. They bought cabinets to stock with a variety of products, coordinated a “shopping day” where high school students could take the products they would need during the summer, hosted a pizza party and information session to learn about menstrual health and to address student questions, and created a space for anonymous questions and answers in bathrooms.

They did not miss a detail! There is no doubt this project required a highly professional marketing team! We could go on...check the TOOLKIT out for yourself.

Menstruation or Validating Gender Identity? This video is recommended by ODE for trans-specific puberty.

Why Provide Menstrual Products in Boys Bathrooms?
NOTE: Oregon law protects students' rights to confidentiality when at school. Parents report to PRIE their children are having conversations with school staff who encourage sex change treatments including hormone injections and surgeries. School staff threaten parents who want to remove their child from the school by refusing to "sign a release." Medical doctors tell minors they can access "all the medical services they want when they turn 15 year of age."

Oregon School staff can report parents who refuse to affirm their child's gender decision to Child Protective Services who can lawfully order removal of the student from his/her biological family. Only recourse for the parent is to kidnap their own child and flee the state.

Menstrual Dignity Requirements Per OAR 581-021-0593
(2) All education providers shall provide instructions on how to use menstrual products within the bathroom. The instructions must:
          a) Be affirming of transgender, non-binary, two spirit and intersex students;
          b) Not be fear- or shame-based;

These are recommendations in the TOOLKIT

  • Provide multiple locations and modalities for instructions. Students who experience gender dysphoria may be comfortable and safe only when instructions can be accessed within a single stall bathroom.

  • Include classroom instruction on menstruation within sexuality education classes in groups of all-gender students, in order to reduce shame and gender-based bullying. Reduce bullying?Good bye to modesty! Do you think it is the business of a teacher to announce to a mixed class of grade school students, some girls will be getting their "period?" Public schools are famous for experimentation... We'll see how this works.

  • Integrate trans-specific puberty information (like the video above) in K-12 instruction.

Integrate intersex information and body variation K-12 in anatomy, reproduction, & puberty lessons.
 

TOOLKIT Recommendations for Gender-Affirming Language

  • Refer to menstruation without calling in gender in order to be gender-affirming for trans, non-binary, and two spirit students. Emphasize physiology during puberty education more broadly.
  • Use “menstruating students” instead of “girls.
  • Use “menstrual products” instead of “feminine hygiene products.
  • Explain “someone with a uterus and ovaries may begin to menstruate” instead of “girls may begin to menstruate” during puberty education.
  • Use gender-inclusive “students” “folks” “everyone” “learners” or “they/them” instead of “boys and girls” or “he or she” when referring to students.
  • Use open words like “most” or “typical” or “another” instead of binary “opposite” or “normal” or “other” (e.g. “another gender” instead of “opposite sex”).

ODE Menstrual Dignity Funding: $5.6 Million

We wonder what companies are supplying the products, and dispensers? Wanna bet their stock prices will increase? 

It is obvious, the role of a school has changed dramatically during the last decade. Since when did legislators decide to allocate millions to a project focused on supplying sanitary pads and tampons, and more to students, both male and female?

According to the Toolkit, "HB 3294 created a $5,595,000 carveout of the State School Fund for the Menstrual Dignity Act implementation each biennium. 
Grants will be created annually for each eligible entity based on their second period ADM. During the 2021-2022 school year, school districts will receive up to $4.59 per ADM and each ESD will receive up to $0.37 per second period ADM. The 2021- 2022 funding calculator shows how much funding will be available for each school district, ESD, and charter school. Each eligible entity individually, however, consortia options are available. A new calculator will be released before each implementation year. See Tips for Using the Funding Calculator. School districts, ESDs, charter schools, or consortia will have grants available to them on the Electronic Grant Management System (EGMS) each school year." 

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Social Emotional Learning In Action!

What are schools for?  This all comes down to the proper “role” of a school. We are apparently in disagreement about the most basic premise. Most people would say, "It's for teaching students factual information, providing them skills they need in life to be independent productive citizens." 

Oh, but you are not up to speed then, with the new goal of public education! They believe parents don't know what is necessary to raise children. Their mission is to address the "whole child," and YOU (parents/guardians) are not capable of doing that. 

That’s a problem, because it is impossible for a government bureaucracy to nurture the whole child.
"The Social Emotional Learning focus is student attributes, mindsets, values, and behaviors, NOT academic content and knowledge. Even more troubling is the fact 'goals' are ill-defined, and raise significant, unanswered questions about what attitudes should be promoted."  READ MORE

SEL explains why academics is no longer the focus, and chaos is the result.

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