Miss Wendy's Texas Love Advice
Plus Some Occasional Comments on the
State of the Popular Culture
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R. Williams, Armistead Johnson
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Sex seems to be both in the news and in Miss Wendy’s mail box this month.
Dear Miss Wendy,
I just read in the Daily
News that transsexuals now have the right to
use the bathroom in Grand Central Station. Well,
what I meant to say is according to the article
they have the right to use the bathroom "consistent
with their gender expression.," It seems that
a seventy year old she/male, who worked as a telephone
technician at Grand Central Station, was arrested
for using the women''soom.
Questioning in New Jersey
Well, I have a question too. How
did this every happen? I use the bathroom in Grand
Central Station myself and there are certainly no
urinals in the ladies bathroom, only cubicles with
doors. And it's New York: Everyone lined up to use
the restrooms looks strange and absolutely no one
looks at anyone else. Did the transsexual in questions
make some kind of Public Service Announcement or
did the Transit Police deliberately hassle her by
arresting her before she/he could use the bathroom,
forcing her to squirm all the way to the precinct?
Because otherwise, how would anyone know who or
what was who in next stall?
But if I were the God in charge of handing out bathroom keys, I would certainly give a seventy year old she/male the key to the ladies room. For Heavens sake, let her take a leak. After all, she could be your grandmother and/or grandfather.
Dear Miss Wendy,
I know you have heard about the
decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court to instruct
the legislature to pass legislation to either allow
gays to get married or to have a civil union that
has all the legal rights of marriage. And then New
Jersey's former Governor James McGreevy announced
that he would marry/unite with his partner Mark
Onnell, assuming that he first finishes divorce
proceedings with this present second (female) wife.
So what do you think about that?
Trendy in Trenton
Normally I try not to think about
New Jersey, but the only question I can see remaining
is whether Town and Country will cover the McGreevy/ODonnell
ceremony? You know that will be one big blow out
(sorry, I could not resist). (www.newyorkcool.com
would definitely cover this wedding; it is totally
within our editorial standards)
But what I really think
is that all weddings should be civil unions with
optional religious ceremonies. Then the fight over
where gays can be married will be left to the churches,
where every opinionated bigot or advocate can participate
in the debate and have as much fun as they want,
while leaving our legislatures well out of it. It
would probably end up like this: no-no-no at the
Catholic, Southern Baptist and Mormon churches and
yes-yes at the Unitarian Church, Riverside Church,
some Methodist Churches (with lots of carrying one
about it) etc. etc. You get the idea. Pat Robertson
could still pontificate away and the talk shows
would still have some fodder, but it would be BORING.
Because as many a dedicated pastor or priest will
tell you, no one in the United States is really
interested in religious controversy. You have to
go overseas for that.
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