texas rep. gives men a taste of their own medicine with bill to regulate their masturbation

March 13, 2017

Texas Representative Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, filed a bill this past Friday that would penalize men for “unregulated masturbatory emissions.” House Bill 4260, aka the “Man’s Right to Know Act”, satirically flips the language used in anti-choice legislation to demonstrate would encourage men to “fully abstinent” that allows for “occasional masturbatory emissions inside health care and medical facilities.” Other parts require men to wait a mandatory 24 hours after a health care consultation for an elective vasectomy, colonoscopy or even a Viagra prescription. The satirical legislation isn’t meant to be enacted, Rep. Farrar’s real goal is to highlight and mirror the misogynistic and abusive anti-choice legislation that’s being pushed around the country. “What I would like to see is this make people stop and think,” Farrar told The Texas Tribune. “Maybe my colleagues aren’t capable of that, but the people who voted for them, or the people that didn’t vote at all, I hope that it changes their mind and helps them to decide what the priorities are.”