You’re allowed to bring a gun into the state legislature in Texas, but we cannot allow you to carry personal hygiene products for women.
— Jessica W. Luther (@scATX) July 12, 2013
— Shelby Alexander (@ShelbyLAlex) July 12, 2013
The assumption appears to be that tampons may be used as projectiles by unruly women on their periods.
Texas Democrats are now screaming because they're not being allowed to throw tampons and condoms at legislators on the Senate floor #txlege
— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) July 12, 2013