Survivors of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, returned from spring break to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and were greeted by new security measures. Among other new regulations, the school staff provided the students with the newest mandatory accessories: a transparent backpack. The administration claims that this regulation will boost safety, but the students hate it. One of the biggest issues for this backlash has a lot to do with the female reproductive system - tampons and other menstrual thingies became impossible to hide. Saying they are beginning to feel as if inside a jail, the teens have already come up with a solution that perfectly expresses both their solidarity for natural feminine stuff and rage against the current gun situation in the country. Only it might infuriate a few conservative minds.

Tampons. The students are filling the new backpacks with loads and loads of tampons. "I only got lights. I didn’t know. Getting supers for tomorrow," student Cameron Kasky tweeted. "Sizes, pricing... I'm learning new things about women's health right now. This stuff is expensive. Steps must be taken to make these health products easier to access."

However, Rachel Padnis, a 16-year-old sophomore at Majory Stone Douglas, has a slightly different opinion. "Personally, I think that clear backpacks aren't that big of a hassle. If it even makes one person at my school feel safer, I am willing to make that sacrifice," Rachel told Bored Panda.

"It's actually pretty funny to walk through the hallways and see all the jokes everyone has written on them," she said. "Although there are a whole bunch of complaints about them and I am feeling like my privacy has been taken away, I think they have brought a lot of real laughter back to my school which was missing for a while."

Padnis believes that people could still carry around weapons there if they wanted. "I see many students with lunchboxes in their backpacks that go unchecked as well as zipper pouches which seems to defeat the intended purpose and the police presence has gone down significantly." According to her, the issue is complex. "I feel like metal detectors or some kind of detector wand would be much more beneficial, but there’s also the fact that it would take a really long time for everyone to get scanned upon their entry to my school since there are about 3,200 students who go here."

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

(h/t someecards)

Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors returned from spring break to new security measures

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Many students expressed their disappointment on social media but Cameron Kasky decided to take a different approach

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And it spread like wildfire

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Daria B 1 year ago

This one should be way up. In one simple phrase this photo shows exactly how people feel about this whole problem.

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hmm... 1 year ago

Oh, Cameron...

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hmm... 1 year ago

A bag case for bags

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Maud Gakes 1 year ago

This one definitly needs more upvotes! Its amazing!

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hmm... 1 year ago

Now I feel like taking a bath

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stellermatt 1 year ago

so... nothing then?

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

Trojans...good choice! :-)

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hmm... 1 year ago

Tell me about it... All my homework is digital!

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

That's some powerful stuff.

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stellermatt 1 year ago

it's funny cos its meme

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Dylan Mahoney 1 year ago

Keep rocking this world Emma, Generation X supports you.

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stellermatt 1 year ago

exaclty, if people want to smuggle guns etc in, they aren't going to put them in plain sight, they'll find another way.

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Dylan Mahoney 1 year ago

Excellent.

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Shauday Smith 1 year ago

Those glasses are cool

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Friedlander Rosenzweig 1 year ago

Logic. That’s the real danger.

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Rich Austin 1 year ago

The land of the free?

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stellermatt 1 year ago

let's change everything except what actually needs to change... great idea...

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HeatherJ 1 year ago

Again-Logic

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hmm... 1 year ago

#Art & Music Programs Matter

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ariesrunner 1 year ago

i think this is funny but at the same time i really hope they used the tampons or gave them to someone who actually needs them...

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hmm... 1 year ago

Band kids... Always horny

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

Yes!

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Elizabeth Mitchell 1 year ago

I would have made some fake blunts and baggies. LOL

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Julianne De Foro 1 year ago

One would have to assume they are cunningly disguised, inflatable, bullet-proof emergency tents. For the horrendous price of $1.05 I would expect no less, really.

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Dylan Mahoney 1 year ago

The Funny part of this one is that, the NRA would be butthurt over it and not realize that it's intentionally misspelled.

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Magpie 1 year ago

clear back packs are bs. disguised as... well bs really.

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Dylan Mahoney 1 year ago

Right on, keep on marching on. Don't let the baby boomers slow you down.

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hmm... 1 year ago

Soon schools will be just like airport security...

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Rita Noetzel 1 year ago

Kudos to the Monty Python reference!

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Nikki🦄 1 year ago

they are making their needs very CLEAR🤣 ...sorry...

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

I don't get the clear backpacks. They're solving nothing

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Felice Coles 1 year ago

And schoolkids don't have enough of it to matter to politicians...

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FanaticRex99263 1 year ago

Joan, I hope you’re being sarcastic

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Nikki🦄 1 year ago

these started out as fashion statements, now look what the government did. I'm glad i live in Australia

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Nikki🦄 1 year ago

???

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Moomooz 1 year ago

Looool

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Joanne Hudson 1 year ago

The KIDS don't think tampons and condoms are scary; aren't they out there on display? The moral majority think those items and don't discuss them with kids. Don't you read some of the amazing rhetoric that comes out of Washington?

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Debbie Mandigo 1 year ago

Tell your friends to keep it up. The world is watching.

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sharron lynn parsons 1 year ago

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Would metal detectors work, it seems like a great idea, so why not if it saves lives !

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Savant 1 year ago

If you can't have a logo, make your own.

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Liz dJ 1 year ago

That blur though...

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Jesse Saving 1 year ago

made it to the end yay!

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Savant 1 year ago

... court needs to pass gun control laws.

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Evanescent Star 1 year ago

oof