The woman who sparked a topless protest against gender discrimination because she claimed she didn’t identify as either male or female seemingly had no problem committing to one sex when she starred in an all-female cast of the “Vagina Monologues” a year earlier.
Cedar Brock claimed she “was scared” when she was allegedly “forced to put a shirt back on” by a security guard after sunbathing nude in a city-owned park maintained by Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y.
Brock, whose real name is Tonya Brock, is a student at Sage, which, as noted in an update to my original report, is an all-women’s college.
Following her run-in with “the law,” fellow students staged a topless protest because nothing says “don’t judge me by my breasts” quite like flashing them for the world to see.
Local media pounced. The Times Union called Brock’s plight the “new front” in the fight against bias and discrimination, claiming “identity is a tricky thing, and gender is one that hasn’t been as easy for the 22-year-old to figure out.”
Time Warner Cable News explained that the tricky part is that “Brock doesn’t identify as a him or a her.”
The reality is it’s not really a tricky thing at all for Brock, who had little trouble identifying as a female actress in a production of “The Vagina Monologues” one year ago at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC).
How does one who “doesn’t identify as a him or a her” star in an all-female production … about vaginas?
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession