"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 31 March 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "JACK BE NIMBLE...JACK BE QUICK": 

Evelyn, do you think that Ellen de Generis is  a transgender person ?

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 29 March 2016 at 08:05


I had not thought about it until after I wrote the post.

The question compels me to think deeper. 

I'm no longer sure I know the difference between a homosexual,a lesbian and a transgender person.

We know Ellen is lesbian because she told us. She dresses in a masculine style, has a slightly masculine gait and has had or has a female partner. 

Rosie  O'Donnel is a lesbian, dress style varies ,she has had several spouses and nothing specific  about her gait comes to mind. 

I can't imagine either Ellen or Rosie feeling compelled to use a men's washroom or any woman having concerns about either of them using the women's washroom. 

Both are women with masculine inclinations. 

Their partners are also lesbians who prefer women life partners with masculine inclinations...
I think. 

A transgender is a woman in a man's body or vice versa. I understand this person's presence in a women's washroom is to be prohibited for the safety of women. 

At this point in the thought process, the juxtaposition of roles is as confusing as the differences between a homosexual, a lesbian and a transgender person.

As a heterosexual , I am certainly not qualified to explain. 

That is not an invitation to delve deeper into the details. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I gave it some deep thought too.
Like for a minute or two.
Decided I didn't care one way or t'other.