Texas representative proposes $100 fine for men who masturbate
A new bill proposed by a Democratic legislator in Texas aims to slap men who masturbate with a fine of $100 and require rectal examination before they get a colonoscopy, a vasectomy or a Viagra prescription.
State Rep. Jessica Farrar’s HB 4260 proposes invasive restrictions on men, including fines for emissions outside a woman’s vagina and requiring storage of the “emissions” for conception in the future.
The bill describes emissions outside a woman’s vagina as an act against an unborn child, and failure to safeguard the sanctity of life. But, Republicans criticized the proposed bill.
Rep. Tony Tinderholt said, “I’m embarrassed for Representative Farrar. Her attempt to compare [HB 4260] to the abortion issue shows a lack of a basic understanding of human biology. 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.”
Farrar, a democrat from Houston, admitted that her bill is “satirical,” but argued that it was meant to highlight the struggles that women faced while receiving healthcare under the preventive reproductive laws hard-pressed by the state’s Republican-led legislature.