A Bathroom Story That Doesn’t Involve The “Bathroom Bill” Meme

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 7:19 pm

There’s an interesting, but sad story found on the Army Times website entitled West Point sergeant charged with filming naked female cadets. From the article: A sergeant first class on the staff of the United States Military Academy at West Point faces charges for allegedly filming numerous female cadets without their consent, sometimes when they [...]

Leaving Notes On Arizona’s Bathroom Doors

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 8:57 pm

While on layover at Phoenix’s airport waiting for her flight to yet another city to attend yet another meeting, OutServe-SLDN‘s Executive Director Allyson Robinson taped the following sign on one of the airport’s bathroom doors: Dear Arizona, A transgender woman used this restroom today and everything is fine. No one was bothered and nothing bad [...]

The Proposed Arizona “Papers Please” Law For Trans Women

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 9:20 pm

Update: From Arizona attorney Abby Jensen: Latest word is that SB1432 was controlled by another committee whose chair would not give it up for Kavanagh to use for his “papers to pee” striker amendment. So, now, he’s looking for another bill to use. As a result, tracking that bill number won’t help us. Instead, we [...]

The “Bathroom Bill” Meme: Addressing Thomas Lee Benson’s Story

By: Friday February 24, 2012 1:00 pm

There is a logical fallacy called Argument By Generalization, where a broad conclusion from a small number of perhaps unrepresentative cases occurs. And, there is a related logical fallacyArgument By Selective Observation, which is also called Cherry Picking. It’s the enumeration of circumstances that support ones point of view, or as the philosopher Francis Bacon [...]

The Federal Air Marshals Story: It’s Significantly An LGBT Story

By: Thursday February 9, 2012 3:43 pm

CNN in their articles Report on Federal Air Marshal Service paints an unflattering picture and E-mail: Air marshals perceive discrimination, study will show; ABC in their article Air Marshals Gone Wild! Tales Of Sexism, Suicide and Bigotry, CBS Evening News in their article Report cites air marshals for sexism, harassment, the Washington Post (via the [...]

One Example Of A Tool To Fight The “Bathroom Bill” Meme Before Us All

By: Monday January 30, 2012 11:07 pm

We, as human beings, tend to think in boxes. I remember going through Total Quality Management training in the Navy (which the Navy renamed Total Quality Leadership training), and remember hearing that phrase “paradigm shift.” You know, the Broedling embraced concept of: Fundamental change in an individual’s or a society’s view of how things work [...]

Policing Public Bathroom Use: The Enforcement Problem

By: Monday January 23, 2012 4:30 pm

How does one police men’s and women’s public bathroom use to the sex and gender binary — whatever the standard one uses to define the sex and gender binary? That isn’t a rhetorical question. Recently, Tennessee State Representative Richard Floyd proposed a law to prohibit trans people from using use public bathrooms and dressing rooms [...]

Civil Rights, Bathrooms, And The “Bathroom Bill” Meme

By: Saturday January 21, 2012 1:57 am

Civil rights movements — ones formed to address the oppression of minority populations — have often had significant pushback by societal oppressors that have included bathroom and/or significant shower components. Jim Crow states passed statutes severely regulating social interactions between the races. Jim Crow signs were placed above water fountains, door entrances and exits, and [...]

Tennessee’s Bathroom Legislation Lunacy

By: Friday January 13, 2012 4:09 pm

The stoopid…it burns. Over yonder in Tennessee, State Rep. Richard Floyd is defending his bill to harass transgender people using public bathrooms. His measure would prohibit trans people from using use public bathrooms and dressing rooms that don’t match the gender listed on their birth certificates. Quoting Rep. Floyd from the Chattanooga Times Free Press [...]

Designating T-Friendly Bathrooms in Chicago

By: Friday February 18, 2011 2:48 pm

GenderQueer Chicago has launched an initiative to have friendly Chicago businesses identify themselves to trans customers.  Talk about turning the bathroom meme on its head.  It’s positive, it’s proactive, it puts the lie to the bathroom meme…I think I like this idea!  What say you, transfolk? CHICAGO- In an unprecedented effort to make the city [...]

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