Vanderbilt students at anti-Israel protest ridiculed for calling 911 over tampon 'toxic shock' panic: 'Like a comedy sketch'

Vanderbilt students at anti-Israel protest ridiculed for calling 911 over tampon ‘toxic shock’ panic: ‘Like a comedy sketch’


A small group of students who organized a sit-in protest at Vanderbilt University were roundly mocked and ridiculed after they called 911 over “toxic shock” in a protester who was not allowed to change her tampon.

The protesters were demonstrating Tuesday against the university’s refusal to participate in the Israeli divestment movement, but officials said they assaulted a community service officer and pushed staff members.

Critics of the protest erupted in laughter after a video from Vanderbilt Generation Action showed distraught protesters panicking after discovering one of their comrades hadn’t changed out her tampon in several hours.

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They called 911 and one protester can be heard explaining, “There is currently a female student who is being denied the right to change her

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