Saturday, October 13, 2007

Urkle ejected from NYC women's bathroom

OK, it's possible this isn't really Urkle, but we haven't seen our favorite sitcom geek in over a decade now...

OK all you lesbian, gay and transgender folk....make up your minds. You're either a man or a woman, please don't claim to be both. If you choose to dress like a man and look like a man...then go use the men's bathroom.

But oh...the hurt and the pain. You know what that means...someone's about to get paid:

Today, on Ms. Farmer’s behalf, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Manhattan against Caliente Cab, asserting that she was the victim of gender discrimination.

While Ms. Farmer herself is not transgender, the organization sees the case as strategically important and potentially precedent-setting, said Michael D. Silverman, the executive director and general counsel of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. quick quiz. You have 3 seconds. Man or woman?:

Yeah, I couldn't tell either. But here's the thing. If you are going to dress like a man, cut your hair like a man and clearly be trying to look like a man...then act like a man for crying out loud.

I personally don't care if you have to squat to's not like I am looking into your stall to figure out what you're doing. Come on in...


Michele said...

I disagree. Men's bathrooms are awful! There's no privacy, and I'm no man-hating raging feminist, but I think being in a men's bathroom as a woman would be quite intimidating. What if she ran into some thug?

Why shouldn't she should be able to dress however she wants?

Until she decides she wants a penis, she should use the ladies bathroom.

Nigel said...

Hey Michele,

Men's bathrooms are not so bad. Why just today, I used the men's room after the Charger/Raider game at the stadium. And would you believe that there were at least three toilets that weren't all stopped up and overflowing?

Of course the invitation to use a men's room was me being snarky. The real irritant here is the lawsuit. This was a case of mistaken identity...and if this "woman" is not going to try to look like a woman, then "she" will have to deal with being mistaken for a guy. I don't feel sorry for "her" in the least...