The Forest Withaker Files: Menstruating Men at Brown University

When students at Brown University head to their first class or hit the gym for their first workout this week, they’ll find something new in many campus bathrooms: free tampons and pads. Brown’s student body president, Viet Nguyen, who’s pushed the student-led initiative, will be hand-delivering menstrual products into all nonresidential bathrooms with the help of 20 other students…

….By putting menstrual products in women’s, men’s and gender-inclusive bathrooms, Nguyen’s campaign highlights an often-ignored fact: Not all people who menstruate are women. “We wanted to set a tone of trans-inclusivity, and not forget that they’re an important part of the population,” he says. “I’d be naïve to say there won’t be push back. I’ve had questions about why we’re implementing this in male bathrooms as well. It’s an initial confusion, but people generally understand when we explain it.”

Source: Free Tampons and Pads Are Making Their Way to U.S. Colleges, High Schools and Middle Schools

Since we know males are physiologically impossible to menstruate, the only other thing I can come up where the term menstruation is applied to males is the aftermath of anal rape in prison where the convicts jokingly refer to the bleeding that occurs as menstruation. Is Mr. Nguyen insinuating that anal rape occurs frequently at Brown’s and goes unreported?

About the only advantage I see is that “menstrual products” like tampons and pads make for field expedient dressings in case of a mass casualty situation.




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  1. It’s more that they think gender is a social construct and you should be able to use whichever bathroom you identify with at the moment, meaning someone with a vagina can be a woman one moment, a man the next, and an attack helicopter that afternoon. What’s more, there’s a push to make it a federal offense to get this person’s “personal pronouns” wrong, even if they haven’t warned you beforehand that they’ve been changed.

    When faced with this issue, my standard response has been that bathroom segregation only makes sense, if the “correct” bathroom is the one which applies to an individual’s physical sex, not the one they happen to have decided on just before running to pee, poop, masturbate, or make out with their non-gender-specific partner-of-the-moment(Number One, Number Two, Number Three-To-Five Years, and Number For The Last Time, Will You Get A Room?). Otherwise, segregated bathrooms are stupid and should be abolished.

    • I want to be an “attack helicopter” or an A-10 Warthog.

      If I convince myself, will you believe me and accommodate my need for 25mm or 30mm canon rounds, respectively?

  2. ” Not all people who menstruate are women.”

    I was a above average student in the sciences in high school*. I somehow missed that part in Biology. Do I need to find my old biology teacher and ask him about it?

    *Six weeks into chemistry I was asked to leave. My argument for staying was that it was a “small explosion”. My protests fell on deaf ears.

  3. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I can point out with some accuracy that given the way things are today there’s probably a lot of “males” at Brown who are only one chromosome away from needing a tampon.

    • Technically we all are, I think you’re talking about the people with XX chromosomes and the full reproductive package to go with it who still “claim” to be men.

      Honestly not sure why anybody would *want* to identify as male in this society. Being male sucks.

      • Being white, male, heterosexual, Christian, and happily married, and a father; that is the group that is specifically abused the most by our perverse society.

      • Roger V. Tranfaglia : September 9, 2016 at 6:08 am

        Yes, Grem…
        Its tough being male, somebody’s got to do it……………….

  4. Ah, here is another college where my daughters will not be allowed to even think about submitting an application.

    Look at Mizzou. Their freshman class enrollment tanked. If people vote with their feet and their wallets, a lot of this nonsense evaporates.

    For me, a college I attended will never get any further donations after students did a BLM protest that halted freeway traffic and the university just shrugged in acceptance (and thus tacit support).

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