View Poll Results: Was confiscating feminine hygrene products acceptable in this case?

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  • I am a liberal and I thini it is ok

    3 5.88%
  • I am a liberal and I think it was wrong

    9 17.65%
  • I am a conservative and I think it is acceptable

    10 19.61%
  • I am a conservative and think it is wrong

    3 5.88%
  • I am other and think it is ok

    9 17.65%
  • I am other and think it was wrong

    12 23.53%
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Guns are okay, but tampons aren't....interesting.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/us...anted=all&_r=0



    Imo, throwing the tampons would have been expression of free speech and the only way I would object is if the tampons had been used. I'm glad the optics of conservative men armed to the hilt confiscating tampons from unarmed women went viral. I don't think it will be forgotten in 2014.

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    This whole thing is unacceptable on both fronts. First of all you have people threatening to throw tampons and possessing containers of bodily fluids and paint, and then you have the security people taking the tampon thing seriously? This could only get sillier if Pikachu fell out of the sky in front of the Capitol building.

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    where was this action taking place?

    who's property was it?

    whenever you not on your own property your rights can be curtailed, depending on your own actions.

    example: can you go to the DMV, and exercise your rights to the fullest extend, ...no!

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    I'm surprised no conservatives voted that they think it's wrong. I thought they usually didn't like infringements on personal freedom however small and minuscule it may seem or is that just the libertarians?
    I haven't voted in this poll. Do I think the state troopers should have made a different decision about the tampons? Yes. Their concern was with projectiles. Women did complain, and the DPS reversed its decision to confiscate tampons.

    But the larger issue isn't even the possibility that urine and feces or whatever would be thrown, even though this is assault. It's the attempt to thwart the work of the Texas Senate, the hope of preventing the vote, that's so terribly over the line. The Senate being prevented on June 25th in the last minutes of the regular session from voting created the need for a special session. That is ridiculous.

    And also pointless as it turned out.

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Imo, throwing the tampons would have been expression of free speech
    How is throwing objects at other people "free speech"?


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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I haven't voted in this poll. Do I think the state troopers should have made a different decision about the tampons? Yes. Their concern was with projectiles. Women did complain, and the DPS reversed its decision to confiscate tampons.

    But the larger issue isn't even the possibility that urine and feces or whatever would be thrown, even though this is assault. It's the attempt to thwart the work of the Texas Senate, the hope of preventing the vote, that's so terribly over the line. The Senate being prevented on June 25th in the last minutes of the regular session from voting created the need for a special session. That is ridiculous.

    And also pointless as it turned out.
    I'm not sure what to think of a state that openly advocates carrying firearms yet gets all Gestapo like about concealed female "rags"......................Sounds like the inmates are running the asylum, though......................

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    How is throwing objects at other people "free speech"?
    I applied the "harm principle" that throwing (clean/unused) tampons qualified as a political statement and considered and expression of free speech because no one would be physically hurt.

    But throwing urin, feces and used tampons is not free speech because it violates the "harm principle" and presents a public health hazard and would be more along the lines of a hate crime...imo.
    Last edited by Moot; 07-15-13 at 03:23 AM.

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I don't know if it's acceptable or not, but the symbolism of confiscating feminine hygiene products at a senate debate on abortion was an outright media coup for Pro-Choice: the image that conservative men just want to control women's bodies is driven home rather effectively. The fact that the senate didn't seem to really consider the impact this would have only further establishes a general cluelessness on their part.
    really, you get that much from some rent-a-cops confiscating tampons?

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    I for one love it. Anybody who thought it'd be a good idea to confiscate tampons at a hearing where one side is arguing that dried up old men are trying to control women, is definitely not a PR manager. If they are, fire them - well.... first, hire a PR manager, then fire whomever came up with the tampon collectors idea.
    Last edited by Hatuey; 07-15-13 at 05:21 AM.
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