Transsexual Claims Unemployment Discrimination

From CBS Atlanta: http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/28010582/detail.html

Department Of Labor Says To Repay Money

Wendy Saltzman, CBS Atlanta Investigates
POSTED: 5:17 pm EDT May 24, 2011

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Labor is facing accusations of discrimination from a transsexual who said she was fired when she decided to start dressing like a woman.

Georgia is one of 37 states that has no laws protecting transgender people from discrimination.

The Department of Labor originally said Jennifer Chavez was wrongfully terminated from Credit Nation for a minor offense in the middle of her sex change. But the department then yanked her unemployment benefits and is demanding she repay $5000.

Jennifer Chavez was born ______. For 51 years, she said, she hid her true identity, masked behind clothes, and the exterior of a man.

“This is a costume. This is a mask, a lot like Halloween,” she said, showing men’s clothing in her closet.

Chavez started working at Credit Nation in Austell in 2008 as a master automotive repair technician. At the time, she was clothed as a man.

Continue reading at:  http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/28010582/detail.html

The details are important and demonstrate the limits of non-discrimination laws, which wouldn’t have protected her in Georgia or any other state with “At Will” employment laws.  If they want to get rid of yopu they will find an excuse.

I don’t have an easy answer.  Workers need far more rights and they need unions, strong unions that have legal muscle and can even the fight out with companies and their legal teams.

What the state is doing with her unemployment is so unconscionable and should be more than enough reason to never ever vote for any Republican douche.

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Word and Phrases That Make Me want To Scream

As a post-transsexual woman and feminist the language of the Transgender Borg Collective often makes me want to scream at them.

Count me out of the cult when you use words or phrases like:

  • T-Girl…  Number one if you are past a certain age and most TGBC members who use this one passed that point decades ago referring to yourself as a girl in the singular is at best infantilizing.  While collectively used in phrases such as “girl’s night out” or “getting together with the girls” such reference takes on a certain colloquial je ne sais quoi the construct of “T-girl”  sounds straight out of a bad Virginia Prince manual instructing one on the fine points of being a woman though male.
  • “GG” again this phrase is so totally transvestite speak that I don’t know where to begin in my criticism of it. “Genuine Girl”??? WTF were you born?  did you sleep through the entire 1960s and 70s?  Or were you trapped in “Pink Essence of Pink, Pink Transfantasia”?  “Genetic Girl”???   WBT is short for “Woman Born Transsexual” Tina and I were very specific in our constructing of the phrase to suggest that transsexual is something one is born. That would suggest a genetic role.  But more accurate the annoying part is the second “G”.  “Girl”?  How freaking stone age is that one?  Do these people have even one ounce of feminist consciousness?How about something like:  Assigned Female At Birth.  Oh I know that connects femaleness to sex and not to the Pink essence of  transgender gender essentialism.
  • I’ve become extremely tired of “cis-sexual” or “cis-gender”.  Why are we supposed to use some sort of newspeak when non-transsexual or non-transgender works perfectly fine?
I could go on and probably will but this is enough for now.
I left the ghetto years ago and out in the real world beyond the gates of Pink, Pink Transfantasia ordinary men and women including lesbian, gay and post-transsexual folks do not use this sort of transspeak.

FBI investing in invasiveness of activists

Democrat Wins G.O.P. Seat; Rebuke Seen to Medicare Plan

America Rejects Ultra Right Wing Republican led attacks on Medicare and Social Security

From The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/nyregion/democrat-capture-house-seat-in-special-election.html?_r=1&hp

By
Published: May 24, 2011

Democrats scored an upset in one of New York’s most conservative Congressional districts on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the national Republican Party in a race that largely turned on the party’s plan to overhaul Medicare.

The results set off elation among Democrats and soul-searching among Republicans, who questioned whether they should rethink their party’s commitment to the Medicare plan, which appears to have become a liability heading into the 2012 elections.

Two months ago, the Democrat, Kathy Hochul, was considered an all-but-certain loser in the race against the Republican, Jane Corwin. But Ms. Hochul seized on the Republican’s embrace of the proposal from Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, to overhaul Medicare, and she never let up.

On Tuesday, she captured 47 percent of the vote to Ms. Corwin’s 43 percent, according to unofficial results. A Tea Party candidate, Jack Davis, had 9 percent.

Voters, who turned out in strikingly large numbers for a special election, said they trusted Ms. Hochul, the county clerk of Erie County, to protect Medicare.

Continue reading at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/nyregion/democrat-capture-house-seat-in-special-election.html?_r=1&hp

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Tim Pawlenty wiped a serial child molester’s record clean in 2008

From Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/05/23/tim-pawlenty-wiped-a-serial-child-molesters-record-clean-in-2008/

By Kase Wickman
Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty formally announced his campaign seeking the GOP nomination for the presidency Monday morning, but by midday, his political past had already caught up to him. Reporting by Minneapolis City Pages’ Nick Pinto brought to attention a pardon then-Gov. Pawlenty granted to a sex offender in October 2008, which is sure to haunt the candidate throughout his campaign: the man Pawlenty pardoned was later arrested again for molesting his daughter more than 250 times in an eight-year span, including six years prior to his pardon.

Jeremy Giefer served 45 days in prison in 1994 after being convicted of statutory rape. However, because he married the then-14-year-old girl and stuck around to father the child they conceived together, he begged the state for an extraordinary pardon, which would no longer require Giefer to report himself as a sex offender.

The board — which includes the Minnesota attorney general, the chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the governor (Pawlenty, at the time) — voted unanimously to pardon Giefer.

The damning details came in November 2010, when Giefer was again arrested on counts of sex with an underage girl — this time with the daughter he had conceived with Susan before his first rape charge. According to the complaint his daughter, identified in court documents as C.G., filed, Griefer would often make her have sex with him or perform oral sex on him as a favor before he would give her permission to do things, and that he put her on birth control when she was 15 years old so that she wouldn’t get pregnant when he raped her without a condom. The abuse started when she was 9 years old.

Continue reading at:  http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/05/23/tim-pawlenty-wiped-a-serial-child-molesters-record-clean-in-2008/

Tim Pawlenty soft on Pedophile Rapists

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Wrong for America

Nevada governor signs transgender protection law

From Pink News UK: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/05/25/nevada-governor-signs-transgender-protection-law/

by Jessica Geen
25 May 2011

The governor of Nevada has signed a law to protect transgender people from employment discrimination.

Republican governor Brian Sandoval signed the bill into law at a ceremony in Carson City on Tuesday.

The bill means that companies with more than 15 employees cannot discriminate against staff on the basis of their gender identity. They may demand appropriate dress codes and grooming standards for the individual’s preferred gender.

Current Nevada law prevents job discrimination based on a person’s colour, race, sex, religion, age, disability or national origin.

Complete article at:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/05/25/nevada-governor-signs-transgender-protection-law/

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