Friday, March 1, 2013

You the man

 Former Saddleback student returns as transgender, is told not to go into female restroom (Lariat)
     Natalie Smith was told by campus police that she would be arrested for using the woman's restroom in the girls locker room late January at the beginning of the semester.
     "We can't have men in the women's locker room," said Interim Chief of Police Christopher S.M. Wilkinson….
 Capistrano councilman wants 'In God We Trust' at City Hall (OC Reg)
     Councilman Derek Reeve is proposing that the City Council approve a resolution at Tuesday night's meeting that would display the message at City Hall, but he does not specify where....
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     "I am actually offended by some obscure notion of political correctness that we are supposed to be ashamed of our country or treat God like a four-letter word.”….
 The 10 weirdest members of Congress (OC Weekly)
     By just about any measure, Congress is at its lowest point in history. Only 9 percent of the country has a favorable view of the 535 men and women who make up the bicameral body. One poll even revealed that they're less popular than cockroaches, traffic jams, and that ultimate barometer of public repulsion, Nickelback....

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn that obscure First Amendment.

And, Bozo, many of us do not have trust in God,or any other mythological being.

Anonymous said...

Did you see the picture of Natalie Smith?!?! If I saw her in the women's restrooms I would scream!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it have made sense for Natalie to clear it with college administration before going into the women's locker room?

So can any guy put on a wig and lipstick and walk through the locker room, and later claim he has gender identity issues?

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see a little more sympathy from our school community for a person who is clearly dealing with extreme prejudice. This isn't some guy with a wig.

Roy Bauer said...

Ditto

Rebel Girl said...

Agreed.

gj said...

I agree with 9:08. It's all very funny until YOU are the one who doesn't fit in.

You may not understand dysphoria. Hell, I don't understand it. But just because we don't understand it doesn't mean it's not real.

I hope SOCCCD figures out how to be more sensitive toward students whose lives don't fit into neat little boxes. As it happens, my life is pretty secure and predictable, and I don't especially stand out in a crowd. And for that I give thanks every day.

Summer runnin' down