Dear Lady in the Women’s Bathroom – Ivan Coyote
Some of you may already be familiar with this piece. It was something Ivan E Coyote wrote for her column in Xtra. I remember reading it, and applauding it at the time.
For those of you who have never had to stop before going into a public washroom and consciously make a choice which door to walk into, be thankful. It’s not an easy choice to make. A person takes their safety into their own hands every time they walk into a public washroom, especially when the individuals on the other side of the door may not agree with their choice. We don’t all fit neatly into one gender box or another – nor should we have to. So here is Ivan, on being shrieked at, on life in the gender variant spectrum, on discrimination, and on compassion:
It’s well worth the watch folks, whether or not you’ve read the personal essay that ran in Xtra.
Posted on March 20, 2012, in Feminism, gender variant, iPhone, lgbt, LGBTTQ, Our World, Parenting, People, Politics and tagged bathroom dilemma, bathroom issue, bathroom problem, bathrooms, breaking the silence, gender, gender variant, Ivan Coyote, Ivan E Coyote, LGBT, life, local, love, public washrooms, queer, saskatoon, transgender. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.