Men of Georgia … state Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick is coming after you with her “Testicular ‘Bill of Rights’ Legislation.”
In a memo to her staff Monday morning, which she also posted on Twitter, the Democrat representing an Atlanta-area district said she wanted a bill drafted to include provisions that she laid out in a series of bullet points:
• “Require men to obtain permission from their sexual partner before they are able to obtain a prescription for Viagra or any erectile dysfunction medication.”
• “Ban vasectomy procedures in Georgia … with the name [sic] punitive measures for performing the procedure that are listed in HB481,” a reference to an anti-abortion bill currently before the Georgia House of Representatives.
• “Make it an ‘aggravated assault’ crime for men to have sex without a condom.”
• “Require DNA testing when a woman is 6 weeks and 1 day (to be performed before she is 8 weeks) to determine the father of the child who shall IMMEDIATELY start paying child support.”
• “A 24-hour ‘waiting period’ for men to purchase any porn or sex toys in the state of Georgia.”
Ms. Kendrick labeled the importance of her Testicular “Bill of Rights” order to her staff as “high” and she said in an interview with Rolling Stone that she wants the legislation ready this week.
“I’m dead serious,” she told the magazine, though she admitted her bill would have little chance of passing.
“I’ll get signatures on it, or not — I might be the only signature. That’s fine,” she says. “I already know that it doesn’t have a chance of passing any year.”
Her Testicular “Bill of Rights” parodies, she said, numerous provisions in HB481, which passed the state House last week and goes before the Senate, where approval and sending to a receptive Gov. Brian Kemp is expected.
Ms. Kendrick told Rolling Stone that her bill is intended to “bring awareness to the fact that if you’re going to legislate our bodies, then we have every right to propose legislation to regulate yours.”