I never thought Florida could sink lower—though, to be fair, it’s been sinking figuratively and literally, for years now—after last week’s announcement allowing Floridians to openly carry a weapon without a permit and with no training; in the land of Stand Your Ground the blood will soon flow.
But also last week the Florida High School Athletics Association [FHSAA ] announced its decision to require student athletes to give their schools detailed information about their periods if they choose to sign up for a sports team.
In October the FHSAA changed its annual physical form for student athletes to a digital version and this new form includes optional but detailed questions about students’ menstruation cycles, including when they got their first period, when they had their most recent one, and how many weeks pass between periods. Previously, only one page of the paper form—on which a pediatrician would sign off on a student being allowed to play—would be submitted to a school. But the entire digital form will now be submitted.
Oh, it’s optional, okay them guess I got all riled for no good reas—and then this: the FHSAA has since changed the optional requirement to mandatory. The recommendation now goes before the FHSAA board of directors, which will meet in late February to make the final decision.
While students’ medical history is necessary for doctors, should the athlete be hurt while playing their sport and require medical attention, but no one knows why any school would need menstrual cycle information other than Ron DeFacsist’s anti-transgender bias and pregnancy and abortion information.
And controlling women’s bodies.
There are parents, and doctors, who worry that schools will use the menstrual data to monitor students for late or missed periods, a possible sign of pregnancy, or to out transgender students by watching for girls who don’t get periods or boys who do.
Florida school administrators say the information will stay private, but there’s no guarantee it will. The platform that hosts Florida’s new digital athletics form are not owned by medical institutions and therefore are not subject to health privacy laws. If subpoenaed for someone’s data, particularly in a state where abortion has been made illegal, companies would be required to hand it over.
Florida has been subjugating women and gender minorities since Ron DeSantis was elected; the state has banned abortion after 15 weeks, forbidden transgender girls from playing on girls’ sports teams, and barred Floridians from using Medicaid to pay for gender-affirming treatments.
Funny, or sad, Florida has given all the freedom in the world to people who want guns, but keep restricting the freedoms of women.
Remember, though, women vote, guns don’t.
Cast a goddamned vote and vote Blue.
Flori-duh. Yup, that's right!ReplyDelete
Scary that this s happening.Delete
He personifies the word despicable.ReplyDelete
That he does, that he does.Delete
Before you know it all the female students will be dressed in red gowns and saying under his eye. Whose eye? Ron's. When I moved to Florida in 2009, I thought it was a fairly moderate state. We had one Republican senator and one Democrat. Charlie Crist was the governor. At the time he was a Republican, but he was so moderate that he ended up becoming a Democrat. He had extended early voting during the presidential election, which had benefitted Barack Obama. But then Rick Scott was elected governor. Next DeSantis eked out a win over Andrew Gillum. But most recently, he won in a landslide. We have two Republican senators. We can all see where this crap is headed.ReplyDelete
It's scary what DeSantis is doing, and scarier that few Floridians seem to be standing up against him.Delete
In total agreement with you here. This is how you define a fascist state.ReplyDelete
We need a border wall between THAT and the US.Delete
The only time any woman should need to give details of her menstruation history is if her doctor requires it for medical purposes - for any one else to ask for it is pure prurience and Ron DeSanctimonious should keep his nose out of women's vaginas.ReplyDelete
I need women to band together and vote the idiots from office. They can do it, they have the power.Delete
Yes, VOTE BLUE!ReplyDelete
Up AND down ballot!Delete
There's no way I can live in Florida. My blood pressure and head would explode and I would probably most likely go postal on dumbasses in that state. It's getting so that I would go out of my way before I go to a red state.ReplyDelete
Florida wasn't that bad when we lived there. I guess we got out in plenty of time.Delete
I can not even begin to express my disgust at what that man has done and continues to do to Florida. All the good people there need to move to Texas and help us unseat the repugs while all the asswipes stay in Florida while it sinks into the sea.ReplyDelete
I'd like Texas and Florida to secede and create Florexas, which sound like a drug for the mentally ill,Delete
I would like any good people remaining in Florida to get out as soon as they can because I’ve been wishing it would simply fall off and sink to the bottom of the Atlantic.ReplyDelete
The good people better leave before the gun nuts shoot then all!Delete
Ah, Florida, the incel dick of America, once again jizzing on its blow-up constituents.ReplyDelete
I had no idea you were so poetic!!!Delete
You say at the bottom of your page, say anything, but keep it civil…but there’s no f-ing way to utter ANYTHING civil about this load of bullshit. Florida seems to be more loaded with older (my generation) folks, who probably aren’t having periods anymore and therefore, don’t care. AND they vote red! It’s clear the direction things are going there.ReplyDelete
I think you're exactly right about the voters of Flori-duh.Delete
It's absolutely appalling.ReplyDelete
I told the wyphe and her gf about the whole debacle with the reporting of the periods in Florida and they could not believe it. I forwarded them the article and they were livid. And they live here in Chi!
Death Santis is auditioning to be the next strongman in the presidency, that's clear. He wants to out-fascist the fascists.
I don't get where the rational outrage to this BS is in Florida. You hear very few people speaking out against the nonsense.Delete
Oh crap, what next??ReplyDelete
I shudder to think.Delete
Monitoring menstruation? This is horrifying!ReplyDelete
This from the GOP which says it wants less GOVERNMENT.Delete
Florida's stand your ground law notoriously didn't apply to black peopleReplyDelete
Of course not.Delete
Florida scares me. And I live in Central Florida. If people don't start voting in more Democrats, all will be lost.ReplyDelete
I can't think of any justifiable reason why coaches or schools would need any of that information.ReplyDelete
It should be a federal law that all politicians state and federal should have to also follow all laws they make. In this one all female politicians should also have to tell when they have menstruel cycles. If the politician is a man they must tell everytime they mastubate. If the people have to follow the rules the politicians should have to also.ReplyDelete