University to Stock Men’s Rooms with Tampons, Sanitary Napkins
Male students will now have free access to menstrual products at taxpayer-funded Washington State University in Pullman.
The government-run university is stocking men’s restrooms with tampons and sanitary napkins, according to the school’s division of public affairs.
“These strides towards gender inclusivity coincide with recent national recognition for WSU’s overall commitment to LGBTQ-inclusion,” the university said in a press release.
Free lady products in the men’s room is just one part of a sweeping campaign to make the university more inclusive to the transgender community.
Moving forward, all new buildings must have at least one single-user restroom facility.
Students will also be permitted to choose or correct their given names on identification cards.
In other words, if a student was born “Carl” but now identifies as “Darlene,” the university will now formally recognize the name change.
“Affirming folks’ identities on their CougarCard is a really big piece for us,” said Matthew Jeffries, the director of the university’s Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center at the Pullman campus.
It’s not clear if the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center is funded through tax dollars. Click here to read about their initiatives.