Last month, amid the rash of last-minute cancellations by entertainers who had contracted to play venues in North Carolina, a story emerged that merited the headline “Revenge over N.C. bathroom law just took an unintentionally hilarious turn.” The story focused on the decision by a pornographic website to deny service to IP address in the Tarheel State out of solidarity with the transgender community. Imagine: a smut peddler that had located its moral compass.
Today, another story has come to light that might be titled “Revenge over over N.C. bathroom law just took an intentionally nauseating turn.” The protagonists in this morality tale is a 6-foot 2-inch freak of nature born Jared Alan Nayfack who underwent sex reassignment surgery and now calls himself Shakina Nayfack. A crusader for “queer rights,” Nyfack is publicizing a “problem” that North Carolina’s HB2 poses for people like him.
The Guardian explains that in order to comply with HB2, which bans individuals with an “M” on their birth certificate from using female public restrooms, Nayfack must now the men’s room. Which he maintains requires that he devise some artful way of adapting his surgically altered sex organs to use of the urinal. Hence the following widely disseminated photo:
Even readers who have never set foot in a men’s room will appreciate that the facilities come equipped with “sit-down” toilets as well as urinals. In essence, the difficulty the law allegedly poses to people in Nyfack is non-existent, making this very unpleasant photo nothing more than a cheap publicity stunt.
It does more than that. It offends and alienates the people whose mind the Nyfacks hope to change (or bully into submission). What’s that old saying about flies, vinegar, and honey?