Only in America
▪ Citizens can now carry guns into the chamber of Tennessee’s state legislature, but can’t bring home-made signs. Critics of the new policy say it’s designed to curb the free speech rights of Tennesseans, in the wake of angry protests last year over immigration, Medicaid expansion, and other issues. Legislators said they banned “hand-carried signs and signs on hand-sticks” because they “represent a serious safety hazard.”
▪ An Illinois woman has gone into business selling tiny prosthetic penises for trans-boys as young as 5. Searah Dey sach, the mother of a gender nonconforming child, is marketing the silicone underwear-inserts on a website that declares, “Helping your kids live fully and embodied is our only goal.” The penises are available in a range of skin shades, from cashew to chocolate.