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Let’s Pee in Public Toilets Like Adults May 13, 2016

Posted by voolavex in Genital Matters, LBGT, Politics, Social Issues.
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Let’s go to the public toilet.  Right now and while you are doing your business – think about public toilets you have  used in your lifetime.  My mother used to line the seat with toilet paper.  Then seat covers.  We used the stall and locked the door, we flushed, washed outr hands and kept on going.  In school we used the stall, tried not to hit the seat while squatting on tiptoes.  Nice people flushed. Some people got caught smoking (that was then) and people said Pee-ewww (or worse) if it smelled.  Some schools had cases (seriously) and some called it the basement, the bathroom, the girl’s room but we all went and we all used it.  I don’t know much about urinals.  Actually I think it’s kind of odd to pee standing next to another person – but I have been in places where there were no doors and that took getting used to. But by and large the idea is to get in and out – relieved – as quickly as possible.  I have peed standing up in Paris pissoirs.  At the British Museum I peed and used toilet paper marked “Property of British Museum”.  It was so stiff and waxy one could imagine writing the Magna Carta on it.  Somewhere I kept a clean sheet as a souvenir.  I stole it.

 

My family owned a restaurant in a resort town and it had only one rest room and was called the rest room.  No one complained.  I have used the men’s room when I hadda hadda go because the women’s line was too long.  I hadda go – gender considerations were not an issue.  And now we are  in the throes of a controversy about transgender and restrooms.  What is the matter with us?  It is my assumption that transgender individuals have the same needs  as others.  They are humans and peeing and pooping are something we all do.  Some trans folks have full trans surgeries and thus it is no ones business which bathroom they use publicly nor should it be an issue. (is it?  maybe it is).  Others who are in the process  – dressing to gender identity, don’t wear signs saying – “hey I am trans and still need to pee – am I ALLOWED to do it here.  Why would they?  And every public restroom does have a stall or two.  Some people of all genders don’t like to be watched while in the toilet.  Husbands and wives included (fact). So my question is:  what’s the big deal?  If you have a penis and wear a dress, why not go to the ladies room and close the stall door.  If you have a vagina and dress as a male, why not go to the men’s room and use a stall.  I reckon peeing at a urinal without a penis is messy and silly anyway. But anyone can use a stall.  If you are a trans person and announce your genital business in the peeing or pooping process, then I would say you are probably inviting issues to arise.  But I can see no reason for the brouhaha.  I have never been asked about my gender in a rest room.  And asking a person that question strikes me as rude, nasty, looking for a fight or just plain stupid. And reveals a bigotry that is even uglier.

 

I applaud and support anyone who has gender confusion and moves to resolve this personal matter.  If those folks speak of it – then I am listening and I am happy they have the confidence and self-esteem to do so.  But it  is NONE of my business.  And it certainly is no one’s business what anyone uses to void when in a public toilet with a closed door.

 

Why are we suddenly the Piss Police?  What is the severe preoccupation with genital matters in this country.  Other countries are not where I live.  A public toilet is a public toilet.  And segregating humans who have to go by personal choices or gender issues (or color – remember Jim Crow – who hadda go too?).  And I suppose I would add – if women all sat at a troughs and peed – like men do at urinals (Ick) – it wouldn’t have lasted long anyway. Attire dictated certain customs.  Little girls practice peeing standing up, I know (I did) but it is messy and a few tries quickly ends the experimenting.

 

Using the rest room should not be political.  My suggestion is if you are in a place where this controversy is ongoing or you may go to toilet jail,  do it on the floor outside the restroom.  If the new arbiters of human functions don’t like it – then they should realize they need to cleanup their act or keep their legs crossed.

But here is a reminder to everyone who uses the toilet – at home or in public don’t forget to flush and  please wash your hands.

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Stop Vagina Politics February 27, 2012

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Long time gone.  And back.  For Bullroarer – yes Intelligence could have at least done a wrap-up movie to complete this amazing series.

The 2012 Crusade for President by the highly strange GOP has become a tent revival for the right.  And right in the middle is The Vagina.  Anyone who has one is a part of the dialogue.  The Gang of Four (is it four now) is not running to be the candidate for jobs or the economy or better housing or tax reform or anything else.  I assume that when blatant racism didn’t fly they must have spun so far out of control that all that was left was the Mystical Vagina.  Considering the number of children among them it seems they have been to the mountain and kept going back for more.

The recent surge of Sanctum Sanctorum ( who may not get the nod for the election but will surely be nominated to the Office for the Question of the Faith) is baffling to me.  Why would the most men support this man.  If you consider the number of Deadbeat Dads and children born without the “name of father”  filled in on birth certificates – why would they ever want to speak ill of choice and birth control.  I would reckon that more men have uttered the words “”how do I even know it’s mine?” than you would imagine, so what do they want?  Oh right – to be able to go to the vagina without any responsibility for what comes next.    Well, that is sort of a given anyway.  When I think of the word pillage I always think of the word rape and it is not an irony when you think about it – the Lysistrata camp is about denial of the vagina to get what you want or not want and the Pillage and Rape camp supports the use of the penis to wage fear and punishment – you kind of don’t have to be very smart to see the different vantage points at work here.

So we have this Gang of Four (or apostles as they should be known), religious zealots who are running for a GOP nomination on the basis of genitals. The LDS, two bat shit crazy Catholics and the Objectivist.  Is the entire planet cracking up?  Rolling on the floor laughing their asses off?  Probably – but the world – as we now know instantly – is largely populated by hypocrites, petty tyrants and demi-gods and so why are we even surprised?  Oh – did I leave out old white men?  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  They can’t live with it and they can’t live without it – so take control of your own or suffer the consequences.  Just don’t ask me to lay down and participate.