#Tampongate

07.12.13

Texas Confiscates Tampons, Not Guns

Troopers confiscated feminine products upon entrance to the Texas capitol for the debate of the anti-abortion bill.

The FBI confiscated more than 500 videos from Nixon's staff in Watergate—and though there's no Deep Throat or possible impeachment here, "Tampongate" is the word of the day. State troopers who are confiscating tampons, maxi pads, and other "potential projectiles" upon entrance to the Texas capitol to vote on and debate on the anti-abortion bill. And naturally, guns are still being allowed. Twitter took to arms—with women tweeting photos of the collection while Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards also tweeted with the hashtag #Tampongate. Others are tweeting "Friday, Bloody Friday" (Alison McQuade) and "Why is everyone freaking out? I hear guns are really absorbent." (Anne Jaconette) Now we know…Texas doesn't like weapons of mass menstruation.