|If only I were a boy|
Source: Celebrity Cafe “Twerking has taken over McKinley High, especially in the Glee Club. Naturally, this doesn’t sit well with Sue (the guidance counselor), who takes on the epidemic and tries to get it banned (of course, she is unsuccessful, as Will makes a convincing case to the school board in its favor). Will also rebels against her by singing ‘Blurred Lines.'”
“Meanwhile, Unique is having a hard time using the bathroom at school because being Transgender makes it hard to use the bathroom. She isn’t welcome in the girl’s room, but gets bullied in the boy’s room. After singing “If I Were a Boy,” Unique makes a plea for a Unisex bathroom – Sue uses this as her way to end twerking by installing a port-a-potty in the choir room. Because this is still insulting, Schu allows Unique to use the faculty bathroom, then makes a final deal with Sue. If Unique can have a key to the faculty bathroom, he will stop the Glee Club’s twerking. They close the show with their performance of “On Our Way.”
This is a totally unrealistic ‘solution’. First off, every trans person knows using a segregated restroom only serves to further ostracize them. Avoiding that as a ‘solutions’ is critical to our integration. Secondly, its not hard for trans people to use the bathroom unless they have a medical condition. It’s societal misconceptions partially spawned by this episodes bathroom ‘solution’.
Finally how amicable is a solution in which Unique will be remembered as the one to blame for the banning of twerking or extending that, cisgender sexual interactions. I appreciate GLEE producers integrating trans characters but please do it in a way that not further misconceptions.
Most importanly why are the major LGBT noT supporting Cristan Williams protest at the Pacific Justice Institute?
They told Cristans the protest “off Message”. Thats a crock of shit. This episode is off message but promote it they will from there armchair safe offices. If the Trans Law Center and Equality California want to make a real impact they would be helping to get the word out.
Tear Jerking heart felt rendition of “If I were a boy” by Unique. get the tissues out its that good.