Welcome to life in the 21st century:
A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is suing a South Jersey-based maker of frozen treats and other snack foods, claiming that she was wrongfully fired because she wore a prosthetic penis to work.
Pauline Davis, 45, wore the device to the J&J Snack Foods plant in Moosic, Lackawanna County, while she contemplated a gender change, according to a federal civil-rights complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Scranton. She confided in several co-workers about the device, and someone told management, according to the complaint.
She subsequently was fired from her job as a packer/line inspector. Her termination, she claims, was discriminatory because a male co-worker who wore female clothing and prostheses and took hormone treatments was not fired nor disciplined.
Actually, I do think she has a case, based on disparate treatment and the fact the… unit was concealed under her clothes and not causing a blatant disruption at work.
And doesn’t the Brotherly Love Pennsylvania is famous for apply to women with plastic “accessories?” Strap-on wearers have feelings, too, y’know.
Of course, if this had happened here in California, she’d be a culture hero and Gloria Allred would already have her on cameras and booked on The View. In fact, in San Francisco, and especially in the Castro, an artificial whoopie wand would have been considered normal casual business attire. 😉
“But this ain’t California. It’s Moosic, and we’ll have none o’that here. Ya hear?”
Like I said, welcome to the 21st century.
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