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Feminine Hygiene Dispenser Vandalized In Oregon High School Boys Restroom

One parent told Timcast News: ‘Putting feminine products in the boys bathrooms is just asking for these types of incidents to happen’

A feminine hygiene dispenser was vandalized in an Oregon high school boys restroom.

A photo featuring a feminine hygiene dispenser in the toilet of a boy’s restroom at Lakeridge High School in Lakeridge Oswego School District (LOSD) was shared to Twitter on Friday.

“Boys in the boys restroom at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, OR are showing the school how they feel about having feminine hygiene dispensers in their space,” wrote one Oregon parent by the name Coco. “Honestly, what did the Oregon House Democrats and the school expect?”

“This is a complete joke and a waste of education funds, which is on par for Oregon Democrats.”

“I don’t think the problem is the lack of knowledge about menstrual products, but the fact that they are in the boys bathroom, ” one Lakeridge high school parent told Timcast News.

“Honestly, I wonder what you expected would happen?” they continued. “When my kids were in elementary and middle school, the boys bathrooms always had issues with excrement smeared on surfaces and other gross acts of vandalism.”

The parent, who spoke to Timcast News under the condition of anonymity, went on to say:

Putting feminine products in the boy’s bathrooms is just asking for these types of incidents to happen. I don’t think you can force change in the nature of boys, but you can reduce their ability to misbehave. Maybe there can be a better way of giving access to these products to the minuscule percentage of humans that need access to them in the boy’s bathroom.

The Lakeridge High School parent confirmed that an email about the incident that was sent out to parents included links to educate themselves and children about menstruation.

“After laughing about it I got peeved by the misuse of resources and sent my email response,” they continued. “The whole gender identity thing is rampant among the kids in school, especially those who feel like outsiders.”

The email to parents, sent by Principal Desiree Fisher, said the school was combating vandalism in the boy’s bathrooms and asked for their assistance in educating children about menstruation and Oregon’s laws regarding menstrual products in schools.

“Students have been taking the tampon dispensers down and placing them in toilets,” the email from Fisher read. “We would like your help in stopping this form of vandalism. LOSD provides menstrual products for students at no cost.”

“These products are available in all K-12 bathrooms, as part of the Menstrual Dignity for Students Program.”

The email detailed Oregon’s Menstrual Dignity Act, which was passed in 2021 as House Bill 32 and requires schools to provide feminine hygiene products in gender-neutral, male and female restrooms for students regardless of gender, age, ability, or socioeconomic status in all public school buildings in the state.

The bill covers more than 552,000 K-12 students, 85,000 community college students, and 96,500 public university students across Oregon, according to Fisher’s email.

“These policies are being decided without any input or thought about the students it affects,” Coco said. “The Democrat majority in our state ignores any concerns from the Republican minority.”

Coco referred to the incident as a “grass roots protest” from boys at the high school.

“I graduated in 2002,” Coco said, adding she received all her education in the state. “This is a different world.”

Timcast News reached out to Fisher for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.

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