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

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    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%
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    3 5.88%
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    9 17.65%
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    12 23.53%
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Not really. No coup, not when jars of feces and urine were also confiscated.
    While it's only natural (and convenient) to judge an opposing side by two or three of their worst elements in order to distract from the main message, the story is about collecting tampons.

    Anyway, I'm not familiar with that. Where's the story where you saw it?

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Those are individual tampons, not boxes, or bags, so, no, it was not acceptable, especially based only on a rumor.

    I agree with the others here, that it was a win for pro-choice supporters. The symbolism was very appropriate to the bill under discussion.

    And, btw, as to the feces and urine, I condemn those who brought it. That was an actual threat.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    While it's only natural (and convenient) to judge an opposing side by two or three of their worst elements in order to distract from the main message, the story is about collecting tampons.

    Anyway, I'm not familiar with that. Where's the story where you saw it?
    There are multiple threads on this. Here's the short version: The Texas Senate was prevented by disruptive influences on June 25th from finishing its term's business. The Senate made clear that it would enforce its rules of conduct, and state troopers were there to to see to it. Acting on a tip, the DPS searched every bag and confiscated jars of feces and urine as well as tampons. After several women complained and the Dem leader Kirk Watson objected, the DPS rescinded the order to confiscate tampons.

    And, BTW, Senate Bill 5 passed last night.

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Those are individual tampons, not boxes, or bags, so, no, it was not acceptable, especially based only on a rumor.

    I agree with the others here, that it was a win for pro-choice supporters. The symbolism was very appropriate to the bill under discussion.

    And, btw, as to the feces and urine, I condemn those who brought it.
    I don't really take those stories seriously. These days every movement, liberal or conservative, is going to have one of two negative elements (or both): the super wackos who are so keyed into their ideology that they've lost all connection with how they appear to the outside world, and poes placed there in order to discredit the movement. As a result I'm more interested a)the message behind the movement and b)the overwhelming majority of characters involved in that movement.

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    There are multiple threads on this. Here's the short version: The Texas Senate was prevented by disruptive influences on June 25th from finishing its term's business. The Senate made clear that it would enforce its rules of conduct, and state troopers were there to to see to it. Acting on a tip, the DPS searched every bag and confiscated jars of feces and urine as well as tampons. After several women complained and the Dem leader Kirk Watson objected, the DPS rescinded the order to confiscate tampons.

    And, BTW, Senate Bill 5 passed last night.
    link to the feces/urine story?

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I don't really take those stories seriously. These days every movement, liberal or conservative, is going to have one of two negative elements: the super wackos who are so keyed into their ideology that they've lost all connection with how they appear to the outside world, and poes placed there in order to discredit the movement. As a result I'm more interested a)the message behind the movement and b)the overwhelming majority of characters involved in that movement.
    You may be right:
    DPS officers outside the Senate gallery and at each entrance to the Capitol told The Texas Tribune they had not seen or found jars containing feces or urine, and multiple officers throughout the Capitol said they had not heard of any jars being found until a reporter mentioned it. Several officers also said they had not heard anything on the DPS radio system about jars of any excrement.
    Protesters Question Report on Confiscations | The Texas Tribune

    I agree. It seems questionable and if it were confiscated, where are the pictures? We have pictures of tampons and snack food.

    Has anyone seen images of feces and urine confiscated at the capitol building?
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So, the story is going around, you probably have heard about it. Big abortion debate/vote in Texas yesterday, and on fears that some protesters might throw them into the assembly, tampons and pads where being confiscated before people could enter the viewing area.

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    Supposedly the Texas legislature heard from somewhere that they might be possibly used to disrupt the proceedings. So my question is, do you find this action justifiable?
    I don't see a problem with it. They confiscated tampons, big whoop.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    No, it's not okay to take away someone's personal property because of what they might do with it.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Perhaps one glorious day in the future Texas will be part of the USA and respect the rights of their people........ even the female ones.
    Oh, please. There was a rumor/threat that tampons would be thrown to disrupt the proceedings. All females were surely allowed to apply any tampons necessary before having the remainder confiscated.

    Big ****ing deal.

    Seriously, if this constitutes sexism, then your entire position is a farce.

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    You may be right:


    Protesters Question Report on Confiscations | The Texas Tribune

    I agree. It seems questionable and if it were confiscated, where are the pictures? We have pictures of tampons and snack food.

    Has anyone seen images of feces and urine confiscated at the capitol building?
    So none of the officers recall jars with feces or urine. I don't know about anyone else, but that's the sort of thing I'd remember seeing.

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