The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1462070
Posted By: Rapparee
15-Apr-05 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Gender. Okay, a typical problem from work and the sort of thing I don't have to put up with each day.

Linda is in a wheelchair. Linda is "transgender." Linda uses our women's toilet. No problem, except that Linda is finished transgendering -- s/he has a full, bushy, beard and other definitely male characteristics (visible ones -- we haven't checked the other and really don't want to) and we KNOW that there's gonna be a scream and complaint. So we've suggested to Linda that s/he use the "unisex facilities" on the second floor as they are far better suited to chair-bound people (we've suggested the same to other chair-bound folks). Linda goes to visit City Hall, uses the Women's there. City Hall calls the cops.

Ah, the stuff I wasn't taught in Library School!

As for my own gender change -- probably around July or August, 1944.