One of the greatest ideas of the United States of America is how, as a people, we can live together in relative harmony even if we disagree with each other. At least that was the general idea the Founding Fathers had all the way back in 1776. Problem is, old Ben Franklin and Tommy Jefferson didn’t realize that one day, men dressing as women would want to use the girls’ potties. But that’s what you get with a bunch of white guys just sitting around thinking about silly things like “freedom.” Jerks.
In a move we can only call fascism, the esteemed mayor of Dayton, Ohio has banned city-employee travel to North Carolina and Mississippi. Because, you know, those states say if you were born with a penis, you’ll need to use the bathroom with the urinals.
In the memo, Mayor Whaley argues that the travel ban is in the best interest of Dayton – that the goals of the city and commission are best served by living according to their values:
“Ensuring individuals are free from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is a compelling government interest and an important value of the City of Dayton. Policies of the City of Dayton should be in alignment with the Ordinances of the City of Dayton and priorities established by the Dayton City Commission.”
Reminder to Mayor Whaley: the USA is a representative republic. It is not a dictatorship. She’s an elected official. She is not the Duchess who gets to write edicts to tell her serfs where they can and cannot travel.
Yet she unilaterally decided what was in the best interest for the city of Dayton. That employees wishing to travel to North Carolina or Mississippi cannot travel there. Why? Because apparently this is hate speech:
Boys use boys bathrooms. Girls use girl bathrooms. How is this even hard? When did this suddenly become “hateful”?
What Mayor Whaley is doing is fascism. Plain, simple, penises. As the mayor of her city, yes, she is in charge of her city. Not of the people who may want to travel places which she deems unworthy of their travel. Being on a committee to form a committee about how Dayton is going to use a donated park bench is different than telling people where they can and cannot go.
You are free to travel to wherever you feel like traveling. You’re also free to use the bathroom of the sex you were assigned at conception. If you don’t like it, blame your father. He’s the one who sent in the X or Y sperm to determine your biological sex.
Also, Mayor Whaley? One reason for gender assigned potties? So women don’t have to drop their pants around someone like Stephoknee, a 53 year old dude who thinks he’s a six year old girl. Got it?
UPDATED: People of Dayton can obviously travel wherever they want. All the Mayor can do is say you can’t travel to North Carolina using city employee funds. So if you’re a city employee of Dayton, and you need to travel to North Carolina for work? You can’t travel to North Carolina. Because of bathrooms. Is this a purely symbolic move? Maybe. Is it still fascist for a mayor to issue an edict based on bathroom laws? What do you think?