Yes, you read the headline correctly.
Texas State Rep. Jessica Farrar filed a bill Friday that would penalize men for “unregulated masturbatory emissions”, and it was done as a response to the many ridiculous bills against women.
The satirical House Bill 4260 would encourage men to remain “fully abstinent” and only allow the “occasional masturbatory emissions inside health care and medical facilities,” which are described in the legislation as the best way to ensure men’s health.
Farrar said she created the bill after feeling fed up with the various legislative bills introduced by men addressing women’s healthcare.
“A lot of people find the bill funny. What’s not funny are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that were placed there by legislatures making it very difficult for them to access healthcare.”
A man would face a $100 penalty for each emission made outside of a medical facility. Such an emission would be considered “an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life,” according to the legislation.
The money would benefit children in the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services.