Transgenders: What Are Bathroom Rights, And Who Are They For?

Transgenders: What Are Bathroom Rights, And Who Are They For?

This week California became the first state to pass a comprehensive youth transgender rights law. Ten years ago, most people would have wondered what the fuck that meant. But as times evolve rapidly, now many of us understand that the law lets public school kids who identify as transgender use whatever bathroom they want and play on whatever sports team they want. It’s basically the civil rights issue of our time, akin to Rosa Parks having to sit in the back of the bus (if all parts of the bus…

Oprah Purse Saga Is About Narcissism, Not Racism

Oprah Purse Saga Is About Narcissism, Not Racism

Last week, while promoting her film about racism, Oprah told her own story of discrimination. In an Entertainment Tonight interview she recounted how a saleswoman in Switzerland refused to show her a handbag because it was too expensive for a black woman, obviously, because everyone knows black people’s money doesn’t spend the same as white people’s. “I’m in a store and the person doesn’t obviously know that I carry the black card and so they make an assessment based upon the way I look and who I am.” – Oprah…