Meanwhile, America continues to slide into lunacy as woman ‘forcibly removed’ from toilet after police refuse to believe she’s female

Posted: April 29, 2016 in Political musings, Popular Culture et al
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Disturbing video has emerged of police in the US reportedly removing a lesbian woman from a ladies’ room because they ‘didn’t believe she was a woman’.

The video, which was posted on Facebook, begins with police officers approaching the woman in the bathroom line and asking her to leave the facility.

She responds to their requests: “I’m a f—ing female. Do I have to tell you again?”

One of the officers answers, asking her if she has ID.

 

The officers can be heard in the video asking the woman to “get out” a number of times because she doesn’t have ID. Source: Tamara McDaniel Facebook.

Another woman in the bathroom can be heard saying ‘she’s a girl’ as the same officer repeatedly asks her to leave, telling her:

“If you’ve got no ID, get out.”

It appears that at least one of the officers places their hands on the woman as she’s being moved, before they all come to a stop in the hallway where the officers point towards the door as they again tell her to leave.

At least one of the officers appears to put his hands on the woman. Source: Tamara McDaniel Facebook

Another woman can be heard in the background saying: “So you’re saying you have to have ID to go to the bathroom?” Which seems a legitimate question, and one that authorities in America might care to answer.

Blogger Tamara McDaniel posted the video to Facebook about a week ago.

 

The video has been viewed more than 2.7 million times. Souce: Tamara McDaniel Facebook

It has the caption: “Lesbian harassed and forced to leave a public restroom because the police insist she’s a man. Is this what ‘Make America Great Again’ means? This makes me very sad and I want no part of this irrational fear.”

The video has been viewed more than 2.7 million times and has more than 6,000 likes. Quite what male policemen were doing in a Ladies toilet is less clear. They also insist on calling her “sir,” which just seems like deliberate dickishness.

Meanwhile another lesbian who was ejected from the ladies’ room at the Caliente Cab Co. in Greenwich Village filed a gender-discrimination lawsuit against the Mexican restaurant Tuesday.

Khadijah Farmer, her girlfriend and a pal dropped by the Seventh Ave. South eatery on June 24, after attending the city’s gay pride parade.

But the visit was cut short when a bouncer allegedly told Farmer while she was on the toilet that a customer had complained about a man in the ladies’ room.

“I don’t go out of my way to wear pearls and pink dresses,” Farmer said. “However, I shouldn’t have to.”

Farmer admitted she’s not “the most effeminate woman in the world,” but remains outraged that she was mistaken for a man. She said the bouncer refused to look at an identification card that identifies her as a female.

“Men and women come in all shapes and sizes,” said Farmer, 28. “I should not have been thrown out of the Caliente Cab Co.”

Michael Silverman, executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, said the restaurant didn’t show Farmer much sympathy when she complained about the incident.

“Their response was that Khadijah can have a free meal, which is the equivalent of flipping us the bird,” Silverman said.

The lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court demands that Caliente Cab Co. provide sensitivity training for its workers and seeks an unspecified amount of money.

Caliente Cab Co. fired back with a statement that denies wrongdoing and accuses Farmer of being out for money. “[Farmer] is not interested at all in getting at the truth here,” the statement said, noting that Farmer was “threatening continuous weekly protests of our business rather than expose the facts to the light of day in an appropriate forum.”

So. Yeah. If you want to take a pee in today’s USA, remember your papers.

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Comments
  1. underwriiter505 says:

    If it’s any consolation, a lot of us here agree it’s insane. Personally I suspect air and water pollution for the last 30-40 years or so has affected people’s brains. I did enjoy reading the comment on one of the “bathroom laws” by a transgendered woman who had both had gender surgery and obtained a corrected birth certificate: “I’ve got the box and I’ve got the docs, so if I still had them, [the bathroom police] could suck my rocks.”

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  2. mlshatto says:

    The Farmer vs. Caliente Cab Co. suit stemmed from an incident that happened in 2007 and was settled in 2008. http://www.villagevoice.com/news/lesbian-settles-discrimination-lawsuit-against-caliente-cab-co-6689042

    There was another recent story about police removing a woman from the restroom that turned out to have been started by a satire site and then picked up as an actual report. I hadn’t seen the Tamara McDaniel story before this and can’t now find the video on her FB page, but maybe I didn’t scroll down far enough.

    We are at a point where it is impossible to distinguish satire from real news. The monkeys had been running the zoo for quite some time. They have now left in disgust and the cockroaches have taken over. The worst thing about the North Carolina “bathroom bill” is that the provision about bathrooms is a smokescreen to obscure the other, even more reprehensible, provisions in the law. The state has negated all city and local ordinances that provided non-discrimination protection to the LGBT community, and made passage of future such ordinances illegal. They have also made it impossible to file a non-discrimination suit on ANY grounds in state courts. That means that North Carolina businesses, landlords, etc. can discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, physical disability, etc. and they can’t be sued unless the victim goes directly to the federal courts. Since federal law assumes that the vast majority of such complaints will be dealt with on the state level, the hurdles are quite high to go directly to federal court. And in a parting shot, the law also prevents any city or locality from establishing a minimum wage that is higher than the state minimum.

    At the moment the fact that the Pennsylvania legislature seems incapable of passing any legislation of substance whatsoever is beginning to appear like a blessing.

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  3. Pat A says:

    Every year America goes a bit more insane – which makes me worry so much for all the good people there being ignored by their councils, governments and police forces! I blame pollution rotting their brains, and lack of iodine in their food (bromides have been put in there instead, which makes people gradually both thick and scared). Oh my poor friends there, who are good, kind, compassionate people – but seeing the world going barking mad before their very eyes!

    Mind you – America does things first and all the rest of the world follows – we are all next, God help us all!

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