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Monday, August 27, 2007

Finally, I No Longer Have To Worry About My Penis Swinging Below My Miniskirt In The Women's Restroom

The best thing about political correctness is the brief comic relief it often provides.

According to, the University of Vermont has installed "gender-neutral" restrooms in its new student center, apparently to accommodate transgendered people.

Now I have nothing against transgendered people, but it seems silly to build special bathrooms just for them at the expense of everyone, which, assuming UVM receives government money, includes all Vermont citizens. I mean, just because some people aren't comfortable in traditional men's or women's restrooms? Really? It seems like it would be pretty easy to avoid the "discomfort", given that both men's and women's restrooms have private stalls.
"It's about inclusivity and accessibility and the importance of
meeting all people's needs, not just a few," said Annie Stevens,
assistant vice president for student and campus life. [emphasis mine]

Men's and women's restrooms were only meeting the needs of a few? That's news to me. Seems like people have been making due with either or for decades.

Kelly, a 19-year-old transgendered UVM student who did want her last name published, said she's been made to feel "very uncomfortable" in rest rooms.

"I think that they're a really important thing to have," she said of the new facilities. "Just because there can be tense situations in gendered bathrooms, especially for trans-identified people, you need a space to use the rest room and feel safe and comfortable."

Well, Kelly, I'm sorry to hear that. If you're a biological female, you can come over to my place and use mine whenever you want, and I will ignore your choice of clothes. But public restrooms aren't necessarily shrines of comfort for the rest of us either. Like when you're at a urinal without dividers and you could just swear the person next to you is trying to take a peek. But christ, no one's building special "No Peeking" restrooms.

Ok, it's not a great analogy. But the point is that I'm opposed to spending the money of everyone in order to improve the "comfort" of just a few.

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