Forbidden Bathroom Behavior | Eastern North Carolina Now

    I am a bit confused, but that is not unusual for a man my age. While I agree that the use of restrooms should be based on actual gender of the individual and not his/her clothing, identification, or feeling on a particular day, I wonder how anyone would be able to monitor the bathrooms if the criteria for use exist solely in the user's mind.

    My two cents worth will not change anyone's mind on this issue so I will not offer any solution to the dilemma faced by government officials. I am sure there is some middle ground where all parties can agree on the monitoring of this critical issue. Obviously, a Gender ID is out of order since it reeks of Voter ID over reach and we all know that is the deepest form of prejudice around.

    I will, however, offer a bit of history for your consideration. Back in my day, we had a similar prohibition about bathroom use and everyone knew the rules. Heaven forbid that you overstepped the rules back then.

    In the late 1950s and early 1960s there was a designated tree at the back of the playground where punks, greasers, delinquents and various members of the motley crue could gather to practice that most forbidden of all high school activities. I suppose you could expand the category to include one with an ambivalent sexual identity, but I also suppose that it would be a self-correcting exercise, given that punks, greasers and delinquents have a tendency to over react to provocation. By the way, this was before those people became famous as Mötley Crüe.

    I offer the following as just a history lesson that maybe the City Council of Charlotte should consider. Back in 1970 the original version of this dreaded behavior was addressed in song. It took a while but eventually it caught on. Now you can't Smoke in The Boys's room................ or pretty much anywhere else.

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