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China changes child policy again amid population struggle

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The Chinese government announced Monday that it will grant married couples the ability to have up to three children, an upgrade from the 2016 two-child policy. However, according to Weibo, Chinese Twitter, some aren’t anticipating following the policy according to a report by Quartz.

In the announcement via Weibo, the government claimed the new policy would “improve the structure of China’s population, implement the national strategy of actively responding to the aging population, and maintaining China’s human resource advantages.” One of the top comments under the announcement was simply “Bah!” It had nearly 80,000 likes.

“Honestly, what people need are substantial benefits such as subsidies [for having children],” one Weibo user wrote, “not those superficial encouragements. People don’t want to have children not because the absence of a three-children policy, but because we can’t afford it.”

Another user suggested what would actually help would be “the most fundamental maternity welfare and solve the unfair treatment women face at the workplace for giving birth.” Both comments vanished but not before they received hundreds of thousands of likes.

Author of “The Coming Collapse of China” Gordon Chang says that there’s a movement behind the “mood of pessimism throughout Chinese society, especially among the young.” He explained the movement in a statement to this reporter.

“The ‘lie-down movement,’ which is sweeping China’s youth, reflects a loss of energy and enthusiasm across the country,” Chang said. “There are many reasons for lying down, but [Xi Jinping’s] tightening of controls over daily life plus his shutting out of foreign influences add to a sense of helplessness and powerlessness.”

So, Chinese people are not wanting to bring a child into a world where they have no control. Chang predicts that the people are discouraged enough to not have a child at all, let alone three.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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‘Menstrual Dignity Act’ Includes ‘Transgender, Intersex, Nonbinary and Two Spirit Students’

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Oregon’s Menstrual Dignity Act has layers of perversion. In July of last year, democratic Governor Kate Brown signed the “Menstrual Dignity Act” which requires schools k-12 to carry and provide free sanitary products to students with instructions on how they are supposed to be used. The installs have begun, according to a video posted be @libsoftiktok.

The Portland school district stated, “starting next year (2022-2022), products will be available in all restrooms (male, female and all-gender) in every PPS building where education occurs.”

Fox News reports that “Menstrual Dignity for Students” tool kits containing instructions and tips for “menstruation-positive” language for families.

Part of the kit reads: “Importantly, [the Menstrual Dignity Act] affirms the right to menstrual dignity for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and two spirit students by addressing the challenges that some students have managing menstruation while minimizing negative attention that could put them at risk of harm and navigating experiences of gender dysphoria during menstruation.”

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