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sparqui

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Re: Fired for being/becoming transgender?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2010, 12:49:08 PM »
51 to 48 now.  :applause

Supposedly it's fluctuating. Change from EM prepared this youtube message:

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Re: Fired for being/becoming transgender?
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2011, 09:38:26 AM »
Same old players who feel the need to get into Canadian crotches offer "terrifying" scenarios. From The Star article:

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“Imagine a young girl — your daughter or granddaughter — goes into a  washroom and finds a man there,” warns Campaign Life Coalition national  president Jim Hughes. “How is the young girl to determine whether or  not the man in the bathroom is a ‘peeping tom,’ a rapist or a  pedophile?”
“What about women who don’t wish to share the restroom with a disturbed male?” asks the conservative lobby group REAL Women.
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Re: Fired for being/becoming transgender?
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2011, 11:06:49 AM »
During my time at Traill College, Trent University in the 1970s, Traill implemented a unisex bathroom policy - but only for us 'seniors' on the second floor. I think all of us found it really awkward for the first six months or so, despite having curtained-off cubicles for every wash basin and closed-in toilet cubicles. There was only one shower, though, in every one of these three bathroom units on the entire floor. I think everyone wanted a return to separte facilities for women and men by the time I finished at Trent, I dunno if the policy was reversed or not. Those who still had a year or two to finish when I left indicated to me they were going to petition for separate male and female facilities.

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Re: Fired for being/becoming transgender?
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2011, 12:11:31 PM »
Unisex bathrooms are fairly common outside North America. I remember as a teen having to wrap my head around sharing shower stalls with the opposite sex while on a school trip to France. Anyway, it's pretty common in hostels and guest houses in most parts of the world.
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