Texas politician proposes men pay $100 fine for masturbating

One Democratic representative proposed a bill that's definitely raising some eyebrows.

Jessica Farrar of Texas introduced the Man's Right to Know Act on Friday. The act would require men to go through a "initial health care consultation" -- including a "medically-unnecessary" rectal exam -- a day before getting a Viagra prescription, colonoscopy, or vasectomy. The law would also require men to pay a $100 fee for masturbating, for it can be seen as "an act against an unborn child."

Before going for these procedures, men would have to be given a booklet called "A Man's Right to Know" -- similar to a booklet called "A Woman's Right to Know," which is legally required to be given to a woman seeking an abortion.

Farrar proposed these "satirical regulations" to bring attention to the similarly "unnecessary" and "invasive" laws that women have to abide by. She knows it will not become law, but that was not the goal; the goal was to prove a point.

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Farrar spoke to the Texas Tribune about the bill. "What I would like to see is this make people stop and think," she said.

"Maybe my colleagues aren't capable of that, but the people who voted for them, or the people that didn't vote at all, I hope that it changes their mind and helps them to decide what the priorities are."

Farrar has historically been a proponent for abortion rights. She has fought against several pieces of legislation that make the procedure harder to obtain, such as a 24-hour waiting period.

Farrar's trolling has been met with criticism. Republican Tony Tinderholt said she does not have "a basic understanding of human biology."

"I'm embarrassed for Representative Farrar," he said. "I would recommend that she consider taking a high school biology class from a local public or charter school before filing another bill on the matter."