We all know what this symbol means:
Two people are not allowed to share an iPad.
Just kidding. It means the lavatory in the airplane is occupied. Also that it can be used by persons of either gender.
Which gender you are is of no concern to the airline. Or to the lavatory. Because it doesn’t matter.
The fact that lavatories outside airplanes generally sort visitors by gender is also not a big deal. They’ve done that for a long time. To my knowledge this is a matter of custom more than of law.
But for some damn fool reason, “conservative” legislators (you know, the kind that supposedly don’t like new laws and bigger government) in North Carolina, which was my home state for two decades, decided to pass the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which was meant to overturn a piece of local legislation in Charlotte prohibiting operators of public facilities from discriminating on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Much freaking out has ensued since then. All of it could have been avoided if conservative sympathies actually applied. Meaning, leave well enough alone.
Or just don’t be stupid and pigheaded, which North Carolina’s legislature and governor are clearly being right now.
You know Doc, pretending that you don’t really know what’s going on in this particular phase of norming the perverted in the culture wars is really sort of beneath a guy with your intellect.
You don’t have to virtue signal like this. We all know your are a good guy who always does goodthink and who never does crimethink.
Very nice as an analogy, but what MTF transgenders and their apologists actually want is the unfettered right to enter sex-segregated female private spaces, very much including athletic changing rooms and battered-women’s shelters, on nothing more than their claimed subjective belief they are “women.”
Ask the women in your life if you’ve been wrong all along and there have always been two kinds of women, those with penises and those without.
Despite the misapprehension communicated by your cute American alliteration “bathroom bill,” the live question here is not “bathrooms” but male-bodied persons in all-female spaces. If you want to enable those men to enter women’s spaces at will, please explicitly say so here so we know you actually understand the only actual real issue.
Doc you’re one of my idols. But you’ve just reassured me that in the realm of your vast and powerful intellect there are corners of blank space. Your position is not at issue. But an airline restroom as your example of a public one?? Come on – surely there would be NO debate if ALL public facilities were of the single user variety.
Thanks Doc. I do hope that we all evolve to a time where none of this matters.
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