WXYZ- A Detroit woman is suing a popular Greektown restaurant after she says she was mistaken for a man and kicked out of the place.
Cortney Bogorad has lived in Detroit all her life and has eaten and Fishbones multiple times. But, she hasn't returned since the January 23rd incident, when, she says, she was kicked out of the restaurant's women's bathroom - accused of being a man.
Bogorad says she went to use the restroom and a security worker yelled from outside for whatever man is in the restroom to come out now.
“As I came out of the stall, this gentleman - who was a security guard - came in the bathroom, and before I was even completely out of the bathroom he grabbed me by the arms and pushed me up against the wall, told me that boys aren’t allowed in this restroom," she says. "This could have happened to anybody. There are lots of females out there with short hair. Some people might think we’re boys, but, at the end of the day, we’re not"
Well damn, looks like this whole transgender craze is working out for everyone except this bitch. I guess that could all change depending on the result of this lawsuit though. We now live in a world where if you look like a certain type of person we are supposed to assume that you identify as that type of person. Sure, there is a lot of females out there with short hair that don't consider themselves boys, but you can understand the confusion, right? She looks and sounds like the lead singer of every all-male, emo punk rock band that I have ever seen. The fucked up thing about this is if there were an actual man in the women's room and this security guard removed him he would be lauded as a hero. Can't we give him credit for the intent and not the result? Simple mistake, could happen to anyone. This woman said it herself, "some people might think we're boys". Well, yeah, that's because you look like a boy. Sorry there are certain conventional characteristics that coincide with gender in this country. Yell at Caitlyn Jenner. She had to look like Cindy Crawford's younger sister before she truly felt like a woman. Leave it to someone that spent half a century as a man to reinforce female gender stereotypes.
At the end of the day there is no distinct difference between a woman that looks like a man and identifies as a man, and a woman that looks like a man and identifies as a woman. There is the same likelihood that this 'Pat' looking motherfucker is going in the right bathroom as there is that she is going in the wrong bathroom. It was a 50/50 shot and the security guard, who's not in the most open minded profession, guessed wrong. If there is a 50% chance of some shady shit going on then there is also a 50% chance that this women is going to feel some 'emotional distress'. That's what we call an occupational hazard. An occupational hazard that probably could have been avoided with a little eyeliner.
P.S. Totally a dude. Only a man would leave the house looking like his eyes have sunk further than the Titanic. Lawyered.