A Pennsylvania court has recently upheld a lower court ruling that "sexual orientation" and gender identity" must be added to the Allentown (PA) human relations ordinances. One of the implications of this ruling is that it s a big step towards allowing men to use the ladies' restrooms, and for ladies to use the men's room. How is this a good plan?
There are so many things wrong with this ruling. First and foremost, for anyone who is confused as to your gender: it's not a hard concept. Either you're a man or you're a woman. It doesn't take a biologist to figure out which one you are. Either it's there or it's not. Second, the co-ed showering situation: how many women out there feel comfortable about having your male co-workers join you in the showers? A few, sure, but I'm sure that most would be at least a little nervous about this. How many people actually think that all of the men who would be using the ladies' showers are doing so just because of "gender confusion" (read "just plain confused")? Not too mention, when you think of the complaints of married women about their husbands' sanitary habits, what would it be like to have an entire workplace worth of these people? Men: how many of you are happy with the idea of having your wives or girlfriends going to work in this kind of environment?
The ultimate question that this raises is, "Who actually benefits from this BS?"