Friday, March 6, 2015

Dick Watch Penis Patrol


Do you all know about this crap?
After an emotionally charged debate, state lawmakers Wednesday gave their initial backing to a bill that would prohibit transgender men and women from using public restrooms aligned with their gender identity.

The proposal is intended to address public safety concerns that its sponsor, Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, said arise from a broad nondiscrimination ordinance passed in Miami-Dade County in December. That ordinance, he said, would permit men to legally enter women's restrooms and locker rooms for the purpose of committing a crime against those women.

"I believe that criminals — males — will use this law as the cover to go into the women's locker room," Artiles said. "All they have to say is, 'I feel like a woman today.' "

But activists and transgender people speaking before the House Civil Justice Subcommittee on Wednesday argued the so-called bathroom bill would infringe on their civil rights and even their safety by requiring them to use facilities that correspond with the sex listed on their drivers' licenses or passports, rather than their identity.

Cindy Sullivan, a 45-year-old transgender woman from St. Petersburg, broke into tears while testifying. She said lawmakers don't understand the challenges transgender Floridians face and said the bill is "government intrusion at its worst."

"I just want to live an authentic life, free of harassment," Sullivan said afterward. "I don't want to hurt anybody. Harassment is out there, and this bill is government harassment."
This bill is too stupid for words. Frank Artiles is clueless. The problem with perverts in restrooms has nothing to do with their gender identity. The problem is their behavior and lewd and lascivious behavior is already illegal under Florida law.

As the Sun Sentinel points out, you don't have to be transgendered to be targeted by this law.
Especially if you're a woman, you know the scenario. You're at a gas station, restaurant or stadium and have to use the bathroom, badly. But when you reach the restroom, there's a line. A really long line.

You look at the men's room and see no line. Are you willing to risk it? If on your way out, you find a man waiting, you might get a dirty look.

And if a Florida lawmaker gets his way, you would get arrested and spend up to a year in jail.

Anyone still supporting this legislation abomination hasn't thought it through. The bill would force transgendered people on the verge of full conversion to use the same restroom as, what will soon be, the opposite sex. How exactly is it supposed to be enforced? Will we have "Penis Patrol" officers roaming our public restrooms? Will they have to match your private parts to your ID's gender identity? What kind of person would want that job?

No, rather than protection from harassment this bill is an open invitation for harassment. We are all now gender spies on the lookout for what's between our neighbor's legs. It's an example of tackling a problem that doesn't exist and a publicity stunt so that pathetic right-wing bureaucrats can show how totally anti-gay they are just one more time.  

If you can see the tits, then you must acquit.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

to borrow from Porky's "have you seen this prick?"

Godwhacker said...

Has anybody seen Mike Hunt?

Anonymous said...

WHACK!

Spencer"s World said...

I'm gong to be filing a suit about this. I can just feel it. Sometimes you get those tingly feelings and I have one of those. I'm seeing a complaint here…a large restaurant chain….a bathroom issue….I'm thinking just for fun Hooters or maybe Applebees.

Not Chipolte, love those burritos.

Memo: to SA legal team.
Re: Florida Legislature & lawsuits

Hey gang, there's some serious legislating going on in Tallahassee and I'm seeing some potential lawsuits. But I'm a busy guy. I have three you tube videos set for the next four days alone. I need the team following Tally and getting me ideas on lawsuits. First lawsuit we file based on a team member idea- that member gets a large Carvel Softie cone on me. So lets get cracking. Remember, it you need a suit to settle, so show me your mettle.

(Memo to self- include that last slogan for new book on law firms and success.)

Anonymous said...

Pure gold.

Godwhacker said...

Hilarious SW! But is a softie really a proper reward?

potty parity said...

I first encountered unisex public toilets while traveling in France (circa 1988). There were no problems of the kind suggested by Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami. Unisex public toilets in Florida and the United States would have helped me provide better care for my elderly and infirmed Mother while traveling. Instead, I either had to enter the "wrong" gender toilet for a man to assist Mom, or hope to find a Good Samaritan lady, a complete stranger passing by.

You would think the political party of cutting costs would appreciate the savings offered by unisex public toilets: "Developers may use these restrooms in order to save costs and space for eliminating the need for a separate facility, such as on airliners, trains or buses."

"In 2005, five American cities, among these, San Francisco and New York, required that public restroom access be based on persons' perceived gender identity rather than their birth sex."

Unisex public toilet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unisex_public_toilet

"Gender-segregated public toilets are a source of difficulty for some people; for example, men caring for babies may find that only the women's toilet has been fitted with a baby changing facility. Laws and legislation are being made in America to ensure that change tables are equally in the washrooms of both genders.[10] Single men (such as divorced fathers) have similar problems when exercising visiting rights to their young daughters if they have only public areas to resort to. People with disabilities who need assistance to use the restroom have an additional problem if their helper is a different gender to themselves. Transgender and gender non-conforming persons also may be subject to embarrassment, harassment, or even assault or arrest by others offended by the presence of a person they interpret as being of a different gender (whether due to their outward presentation or their anatomical sex) to themselves.[11]"

"A significant number of facilities have either individual or gender-neutral facilities, such as unisex bathrooms, to accommodate people with disabilities, elderly persons who may require assistance from a carer of another gender, or other cases where public gender-segregated facilities might lead to discomfort.[12] There are also gender-neutral toilets in cases where gender-segregated ones are not practical, such as in airliners, trains, and buses. Toilet facilities for the disabled, especially those reliant on a wheelchair, may be either unisex or gender-specific.[13]"

Gender and public toilets
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_toilet#Gender_and_public_toilets

potty parity said...

"Segregation of toilet facilities by race was outlawed in the United States by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.[1] Provision of disabled-access facilities was mandated in federal buildings by the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 and in private buildings by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.[1] No federal legislation relates to provision of facilities for women.[1] The banning of pay toilets, beginning in New York in 1975, came about because women had to pay to urinate whereas men only had to pay to defecate.[1][6]"

"In 2011 a "Right to Pee" (as called by the media) campaign began in Mumbai, India's largest city.[9] Women, but not men, have to pay to urinate in Mumbai, despite regulations against this practice. Women have also been sexually assaulted while urinating in fields.[9] Thus, activists have collected more than 50,000 signatures supporting their demands that the local government stop charging women to urinate, build more toilets, keep them clean, provide sanitary napkins and a trash can, and hire female attendants.[9] In response, city officials have agreed to build hundreds of public toilets for women in Mumbai, and some local legislators are now promising to build toilets for women in every one of their districts.[9]"

potty parity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potty_parity

Godwhacker said...

You make many eloquent points Potty Parity.

As a gay man I use the same restroom as the gender I am sexually attracted to every day. The idea that people who might be attracted to each other can't use the same restroom without it becoming an orgy is born of the same type of bronze age ignorance that forces women into Burkas.

Oh, yes! Sharia Law is coming, only here we call it the Tea Party.