How the Disease of St. Barney’s Dance Has Dumbed-Down Anti-Discrimination Discourse

From Facebook:

Now, Tom is just pointing to a stealth-obnoxious piece in the Boston Herald about Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s recent trans executive order.

The fact that its author, Hillary Chabot, saw fit to allow this spin gem says plenty:

“If this indeed is a bathroom bill, if it is there’s no doubt that it will impact the public schools,” said Kris Mineau, a longtime opponent of the bill.

Except, of course, that it is a state-level executive order.

State-level public universities? 

Well, I’d hope it would affect them.

But I posted that scrensnap because of the comment to Tom’s posting.  In part:

Tom, I am not sure if I would feel comfortable using the ladies room if a guy was standing there using a urinal….

Think about that.

Now especially think about that in relation to the use of women’s restrooms by transsexual women!

And think about that in relation to the use of women’s restrooms by transsexual women irrespective of whether they meet any particular activist’s definition of transsexual woman.

The only ladies’ room (not unisex restroom, but specifically-designated ladies’ room) I’ve ever seen with urinals was the one on the third floor of the old Architecture Building at Texas A&M – which was converted over from an all-male-A&M-era men’s room in the 1980s when someone finally got the idea that having no women’s rooms above the first floor of the building wasn’t such a good idea.

Even then, the urinal only remained there for a few days after the sex designation of the facility changed.

Anyone out there interested in doing a dissertation focusing on the dumbing down of discourse?  Start with St. Barney’s obsession with pre-op trans women’s penises and follow the trail to that comment.  If I have my Ph.D. and am on staff somewhere by the time you’re done, I’d be happy to serve as an adjunct advisor.

7 Responses to How the Disease of St. Barney’s Dance Has Dumbed-Down Anti-Discrimination Discourse

  1. Kathleen says:

    Congratulations Cherie Johnson!!!!! Who appears to be from Roxbury (a Boston neighborhood)

    (Name Location Age Contact
    Cherie Johnson Roxbury, MA

    If so – you’ve been living under a non-discrimination ordinance that covers same issues you’re “concerned” about for almost a decade!!!!!! Yes – the City of Boston has that coverage!!!! Come on down Cherrie!!!

    And – as a bonus – you had as your Representative in the MA State House – a trans person! Yes – Althea [Editor’s note: Garrison].

    Ms. [Garrison] was elected to represent the 5th Suffolk District in 1992 – which covers Dorchester & Roxbury. You lucky, lucky girl!

    But wait….there’s more!

    You get to apply the same standards to others that you asked for yourself. Here ya are on Blue Mass Group – you little hypocrite, you. You’re so cute when you display your bigotry!!!!


    what if? (5.00 / 1)
    A) There are no what “if’s” in equality.
    by: cocacj @ Mon Jan 08, 2007 at 12:01:52 PM CST
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    BTW…PJ…cocacj is short for Cherie Johnson…you know…you used to sing me hate songs on KTN!!! (0.00 / 0)

    by: cocacj @ Fri Dec 22, 2006 at 07:30:27 AM CST
    [ Parent ]

    re:another hot button issue (0.00 / 0)
    If by a “liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people – their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties – someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “liberal.”
    – President John F. Kennedy
    Marriage equality and immigration are two seperate issues.
    In the case of marriage equality:
    “As presented above, the suggestion seems to be “Run with an unequivocal liberal message and you’ll be fine.”
    The message is marriage equality means equality for all…unequivocally.
    by: cocacj @ Mon Jan 08, 2007 at 11:40:41 AM CST
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    Fat chance PJ (0.00 / 0)
    What’s the matter Paul?
    You got kicked off the blog at Know thy Neighbor for being overly abusive and hateful…now you come here to pick a fight?
    You are the loser you imbecile. You just fail to see it!
    You and folks like you shall NEVER vote on our civil rights.
    NEVER PJ….that’s a promise!
    by: cocacj @ Wed Jan 03, 2007 at 08:26:09 AM CST
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    • Kathleen says:

      Althea Garrison – pardon!

      • Kathleen says:

        Who is apparently – running for Boston City Council as we speak:

        Althea Garrison has been a resident of Boston for more than 40 years. She attended Newbury College, Suffolk University and Harvard University. Her professional experience now includes a 23-year post as vice president of the Upham’s Corner Health Center. She is also a former state representative and sat on the election committee then, helping to pass the first law in the nation for mail-in voter registrations.

        Garrison said that she is in favor of old-fashioned politics. And education. “I think any one that is concerned about education should have an education themselves,” she said.

        She supports job creation and economic development for District 7. “We don’t have a lot of jobs in the district and I am for creating jobs and giving businesses tax breaks, provided that they create a certain number of jobs in the district.”

        Her campaign has not raised a lot of money, but she said this race is not going to be about money. “In the end, the people will elect the person that has done a good job and who deserves to be elected.” With four dedicated volunteers, she says that her campaign depends on being totally grassroots.

  2. Kathleen says:

    And, let’s not forget the evergreen…….

    Perhaps you should concern yourself with world hunger or the genocide happening in Darfur instead of continuing the witch hunt for your local queers. Just a thought!
    Posted by: Cherie Johnson | September 27, 2006 at 07:54 PM

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