Friday, September 7, 2007

Bathroom News

Two items in this morning's Seattle Times:
  • Mall-restroom evictions raise transgender ire, Seattle Times, Sept. 7, 2007. Two ftm transgendered people used a men's room at Pacific Place and were hauled out by security. They were in town for the Gender Odyssey (an FTM conference), and so about 40 others went to the mall as a group for a pee-in.
  • Ellen Goodman offers some sense on the Craig mess: When it comes to Craig, we must separate the law from the lewd, Seattle Times, Sept. 7, 2007.
    Yet the stings go on. Craig was only one of 40 arrested since May in Minneapolis. There were 45 arrested in the Atlanta airport this year. How many elsewhere? There must be saner ways to keep a restroom from becoming a meeting ground, better than using a dubious law that shames men into pleading guilty for the same reason Craig did: humiliation and the fear of exposure.

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