Beto O’Rourke has been desperate to gain traction in the presidential race for the Democratic nomination.
He was supportive of abortion up to the day before birth. Shockingly, that didn’t do it for him.
He’s threatened to grab our guns. Oddly, that failed too.
But now, he may have really found the issue to raise him from that one percent plateau.
Feminine hygiene products.
He announced his support for the “Menstrual Equity Act” on “National Period Day,” saying “men need to join women in demanding real change.”
In detention centers and in prisons, in big cities and small towns, women across America don’t have access to the period products they need. On #NationalPeriodDay, men need to join women in demanding real change—which is why I’m supporting the Menstrual Equity Act.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 19, 2019
But as PJ Media observes, O’Rourke may be a little bit behind two other 2020 Democratic candidates, Julian Castro and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), in his pandering on the issue.
According to GovTrack, this legislation will “increase the availability and affordability of menstrual hygiene products for individuals with limited access, and for other purposes.”
Individuals. Because men have periods too! Duh! Beto may not have gotten that memo, but Cory Booker and Julián Castro did. They also tweeted about National Period Day, but didn’t single out women as being the only sex that actually needs menstrual products:
Too many people don't have access to basic health needs like menstrual products. Whether due to lack of income, incarceration or gender identity, it's outrageous. Join @periodmovement for #NationalPeriodDay on 10/19 & support the fight for menstrual equity https://t.co/M532VyvIf7
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 18, 2019
Every day, people are forced to choose between going to school or work, or staying home because they can’t afford the menstrual products they need.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) October 19, 2019
You just said only women menstruate!!! You troglodyte pic.twitter.com/r76cpzbwAN
— Victor Nikki🇺🇸 (@HapkidoBigDad) October 19, 2019
How is it that abortion lovers keep saying that men can't tell women what to do with their bodies, but @BetoORourke is so "woke" that he can. I have worked in both jails and prisons. This is not true. https://t.co/b3rZzbnyUA
— Kelli (@Kelli52177036) October 19, 2019
I can't have a AR15 but at least he cares about my period. 🙄 https://t.co/sKQCsmtvIl
— Constance🇺🇸 (@ConstanceBarri6) October 19, 2019
No word yet on the other Democrats, but can they be far behind?