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Monday, April 25, 2016

"Test Your Ability To Identify Who Uses Which Bathroom" - Postcard

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Here in the United States, the most important news topic of discussion has become which bathroom and changing room people should use. In March, North Carolina passed House Bill 2, also know as the "Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act," but which is also referred to as the "bathroom law" and the "anti-LGBT" law. (Note how ABC News immediately slanted readers' opinion about the subject matter they were reporting on, with the title they chose to use for their news article about it.)

The latest corporate giant to weigh in on the "bathroom" topic is Target, who, on April 19, issued a statement that included this sentence: "Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity."

Now let us review the definition of transgender:

trans·gen·der
/transˈjendər,tranzˈjendər/
adjective
denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender.

So far, so good. Nowhere in that definition does it specify anything about "appearance" but instead uses the term "person whose self-identity".

Now it's time for a test:

Let us examine the case of a male who is transgender and self-identifies as female, but he works for a company that is not open minded and inclusive. Thus he has to wear "stereotypical men's clothes" at his workplace. While driving home from work, he stops at Target to pick up a few items. While he is inside Target, he needs to use the bathroom. Because he "self-identifies as female" he enters the women and girls bathroom even though, to all outward appearances, he is fully dressed as and looks like a man.

By Target's own defined policy, and the opinion of all of the non-anti-LGBT spokespeople like Bruce Springsteen, Charles Barkley, Bryan Adams, etc., he is allowed to enter the women and girls bathroom (or changing facility) because he "self-identifies as female."

The challenge to you: Test your ability to identify who can use the women and girls bathroom and changing room: assign each number
listed on the right to its corresponding male shown below. Each number may be used only once.

Good luck!

To those who would say these "anti-LGBT laws" won't stop sexual predators from entering women and girls bathrooms and changing rooms: you are correct. They already do that. However, your "non-anti-LGBT laws" just opened the door for them to enter those locations freely, using false pretenses that can not be questioned, because to do so would be discriminatory.

Get rich quick tip for any male who gets arrested at a Target or in a state where un-prohibited access is allowed: you can sue every entity involved in your arrest, just like Ahmed Mohamed, the "clock maker," did.

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And for those who may have missed it, Bruce Springsteen is the same person who has been silent for the past six years about US Government actions, but who, back on October 7, 2007, appeared in a 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley, saying that silence is unpatriotic, and had this to say about US Government actions then:

SPRINGSTEEN: Well, I think that we've seen things happen over the past six years that I don't think anybody ever thought they'd see in the United States. When people think of the American identity, they don't think of torture, they don't think of illegal wiretapping, they don't think of voter suppression, they don't think of no habeas corpus, no right to a lawyer to -- you know? Those are things that -- those are -- those are things that are anti-American.

PELLEY: You know, I think this record is going to be seen as anti-war. And you know there are people watching this interview who are going to say to themselves, "Bruce Springsteen is no patriot."

SPRINGSTEEN: Well, that's the -- that's just the language of the day, you know? The modus operandi for anybody who doesn't like somebody, you know, criticizing where we've been or where we're going, you know. It's unpatriotic at any given moment to sit back and let things pass that are -- that are damaging to some place that you love so dearly and that has given me so much and that I believe in -- I still feel and see as a beacon of hope and possibility.

Yet Bruce Springsteen has been silent about the Snowden leaks and silent about President Obama stating that the US Government is recording all of our phone calls, so I guess Bruce Springsteen now approves of US Government actions, including sending more US troops to Iraq and Syria.

President Obama, June 7, 2013: "And so not only does that court authorize the initial gathering of data, but I want to repeat, if anybody in government wanted to go further than just that top-line data and wanted to, for example, listen to Jackie Calmes’s phone call, they’d have to go back to a federal judge and -- and -- and indicate why, in fact, they were doing further -- further probing."

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.16.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The fonts are:

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3 comments:

Pippa Koenig said...

....that is very exceptionelle. you are an intellectuel artist! P.

Sara Barker said...

I think you and I think alike...what are we turning into?

Lys Scrap said...

I'm afraid I can't catch every detail of your post in its subtility, but it is very moving and I understand your fight. I love how you express your emotions in your creations.