INTERNATIONAL: Texas bill would fine men $100 each time they masturbate

By CNN

170313165320-jessica-farrar-card-image-exlarge-169CNN – A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would fine a man $100 each time he masturbates.

The bill also imposes a 24-hour waiting period if a guy wants a colonoscopy or a vasectomy, or if he’s in the market for some Viagra.

Rep. Jessica Farrar, a Democrat, knows her bill isn’t going to get very far. But she proposed it last week to make a point and give male lawmakers a taste of their own medicine.

Farrar has long been an advocate of women’s health in a state that has made it extremely difficult for women to get abortions. And the bill, by pointing out a sexist double standard, is meant to shine a light on the obstacles women deal with when it comes to their health care.

“Let’s look at what Texas has done to women,” Farrar told CNN. “What if men had to undergo the same intrusive procedures?”

Even the name is a jab

Farrar’s bill would penalize men for masturbation because such behavior is a failure to preserve the sanctity of life and “an act against an unborn child.”

Even the bill’s name — “A Man’s Right to Know Act” — is a jab at a pamphlet Texas doctors are required to give women seeking abortions.

That pamphlet, “A Woman’s Right to Know,” has long been criticized for being inaccurate, ideologically influenced by religion and designed to discourage women from getting abortions.

One section of the pamphlet says breast cancer and abortions are linked. Scientific studies have found no cause-and-effect relationship between the two.

“We have real lives to deal with,” said Farrar, who pointed out that Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world.

And she’s right — the rate of women who died from pregnancy-related complications doubled from 2010 to 2014, according to a recent study.

Republicans have lashed out at Farrar’s bill.

“I’m embarrassed for Representative Farrar. Her attempt to compare to the abortion issue shows a lack of a basic understanding of human biology,” said Rep. Tony Tinderholt in a statement.

“I would recommend that she consider taking a high school biology class from a local public or charter school before filing another bill on the matter.”

Tinderholt recently proposed a bill that would charge abortion providers and women receiving abortions with murder.

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11 comments

  1. ACEA I'D BE DEAD BROKE. ALL THEM ROUNDS I DOES BURST.

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  2. Some of these comments are hilarious, you can see most people just read the headline and didn't read the actual article. She did it to prove a point people, she didn't mean for it to be an actual bill.

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  3. Woye! Payback time, girls!

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  4. How will they know ? I don't expect anyone to tell on himself.

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  5. Will there be a law for women who masterbate as well?

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  6. Ridiculous. If you refuse to give your man / husband sex and he goes elsewhere to get some, I hope you don't get angry with him. You should be happy if a man masturbates rather than committing rape, bestiality and the like.

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  7. When something don;t work, you fix it - but how?

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  8. Should It be regulated how often a man wacked off, and for little boys who like to play with it?

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  9. Chabin sweetness

    It's better for them to masterbate than to rape women and children. This law is just ridiculous.

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  10. I know that it's for sending a message but this is hilarious

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