Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made good on his promise to install dispensers for feminine hygiene products in men’s bathrooms across Canada.
The news comes just weeks after Canada announced it would soon require all of its military bases to provide menstruation products in the men’s restroom for trans soldiers.
Former Canadian Senator Linda Frum blasted Trudeau for using taxpayers’ money to support transgender ideology:”
“Back in the day, when only women menstruated, we had to pay for our own products. But now that men menstruate too, these products, as of this week, are mandated to be free in all Men’s washrooms in all federal workplaces including Parliament Hill —where this photo was taken today,” she wrote.
Back in the day, when only women menstruated we had to pay for our own products. But now that men menstruate too, these products, as of this week, are mandated to be free in all Men’s washrooms in all federal workplaces including Parliament Hill —where this photo was taken today. pic.twitter.com/YuIXVZnqH9— Linda Frum (@LindaFrum) December 12, 2023
The New York Post also reported that someone who presented themselves as a staffer in the House of Commons also spotted a tampon dispenser in the men’s bathrooms.
“They’re also going to build dispensers for all the tampons which won’t be used since 1) men don’t menstruate and 2) they are just going to bring them home to their wives for free,” the putative parliamentary staffer pointed out.
As Breitbart notes, the cost of showering the men’s rooms in Parliament with ladies’ products might not be too bad, but the Canadian Labor Code now stipulates that all “female-identified, male-identified, and all-gender toilet rooms will need to have menstrual products.”
Critics slammed the regulation as an effort to destroy masculinity, noting that it refers to tampon users as “menstruating employees.”
The Daily Mail reported that women’s sanitary products in men’s bathrooms began after a push to make toilets more “inclusive.”
The demand for tampons to be made available in men’s bathrooms came amid pressure from trans activists.
“Not only women or those who identify as women menstruate. Trans men, gender non-conforming and two-spirit folks menstruate as well, and everyone who menstruates deserves to menstruate with dignity,” insisted activist Rachel Ettinger, who launched the push for menstrual products in all bathrooms in 2020.
Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley said the costs of the “man-pon” crusade went far beyond simply putting a few baskets of feminine hygiene products in men’s rooms:
“Everyone who has worked in, with or near the federal civil service in Ottawa knows that there is now a whole section in every department seized with this issue,” he wrote.
“They will have meetings, develop plans, write reports and only deal with this issue.
“Even in departments dealing with pressing issues that matter to Canadians – like housing – there is a group of people solely devoted to ensuring man-pons are in place. It’s outrageous, but par for the course with the federal civil service.”
“We have an affordability crisis in this country. Food is more expensive than ever, rent and mortgage payments have doubled, if not worse, but our federal government’s priorities lay elsewhere,” Lilley observed.