On March 10, State Representative Jessica Farrar filed Texas House bill 4260, titled the Man’s Right to Know Act, which takes steady aim at male medical procedures. This bill would require that men wait 24 hours after they’ve received a thorough healthcare consultation before they can receive elective surgeries men currently have easy access to, including vasectomies, colonoscopies and access to Viagra. The bill would also ban “unregulated masturbatory emissions,“ which includes any and all emissions that are not contained a within a vagina or created outside of a health or medical facility.

Those in violation of the bill would be charged a $100 “civil penalty” for each emission and doing so will be considered “an act against an unborn child.” The bill continues that all emissions created in medical facilities will be stored for a current or future wife, so none of the emissions go to waste.

This bill, of course, is not to be taken seriously. Farrar, a pro-choice advocate, wrote it with satirical intent. It serves as a sassy clap-back to the anti-abortion legislation in Texas and elsewhere, using their own sexist and comically exaggerated rhetoric against them. In fact, the aforementioned terms of a 24-hour wait period prior to surgery (a joke in Farrar’s instance) mirrors the actual terms of a 2011 law requiring women to have an ultrasound 24 hours before an abortion can be performed. Horrible, right?

Farrar is certain that no part of the regulation will be enacted, insisting that that isn’t her intent. Her intentions are to raise awareness on just how restrictive laws regarding women’s bodies are. “What I would like to see is this make people stop and think,” she told Texas Tribune. “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.”

She admits that many found the bill funny, but stresses that the point she’s making is severe. “What’s not funny are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that were placed there by legislatures making it very difficult for them to access health care,” she stated.

Farrar believes the bill’s message is vital now more than ever, as she fears Trump’s administration will continue building preventative measures around women’s access to health care resources. “If they can elect someone based on making racist remarks and derogatory remarks toward women and such, then we’ve just given them license to offend and license to be even worse than before.”

As expected, some people didn’t get the joke. Namely, Republican Representative Tony Tinderholt, who told the Texas Tribune, with a lack of basic understanding of satire, that Farrar’s bill shows a “lack of basic understanding of human biology.” He snidely adds that she should attend a “high school biology class from a local public or charter school” before she files another bill on the matter. It should be known that Tinderholt himself tried introducing a bill that would charge women and abortion providers with murder. So obviously these two aren’t seeing eye to eye.

Farrar’s bill enters a relatively short lineage of women in government who’ve attempted to tackle men’s reproductive rights, most of which are never realized. While Farrar’s bill did serve its purpose of spreading awareness (we are writing about it, after all), trolling the government may not be the best way to spend taxpayer money. You know, being a government official is supposed to kind of be a serious job and all. Actually, screw it. Maybe we do need to lighten up a little more, especially you, Tony Tinderholt. Kudos to you, Farrar.