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College Newspaper Called 'National Laughingstock' Over 'Silly' Disclaimer About Gender Identity — but You Have to Read It to Believe It

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"Are there really men at UCLA who menstruate?"

The Daily Bruin — the student newspaper at the University of California, Los Angeles — ran a blog post Monday by Zoey Freedman titled, "Free tampons would slow flow of gender inequality," which argues that the federal government should subsidize the cost of tampons and pads.

Whatever your perspective on that issue, it's safe to say that the editor's note that sits atop the post — which said, among other things, that "not all individuals who menstruate identify as women" — is attracting decidedly more attention:

"This blog post refers to individuals who menstruate as women because the author wanted to highlight gender inequality in health care," the editor’s note reads. "We acknowledge that not all individuals who menstruate identify as women and that not all individuals who identify as women menstruate, but feel this generalization is appropriate considering the gendered nature of most health care policies."

The editor's note drew the attention of one commenter, rightwingprofessor, who called it "silly" and said it made the paper a "national laughingstock."

"Are there really men at UCLA who menstruate?" the commenter asked.

(H/T: Twitchy)

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