Skip to comments.A 'third way' solution to transsexual MP
Posted on 10/29/2006 11:49:33 PM PST by MadIvan
Italy's first transsexual MP, a flamboyant 41-year-old television star, has caused a storm in the houses of parliament by using the female lavatories.
Vladimir Luxuria, 41, an MP for the Communist Refoundation party, was born a man but dresses in women's clothes and prefers to be addressed as a woman. She says she considers herself "neither male nor female".
She was found in the ladies' lavatory by Elisabetta Gardini, a former showgirl who is now a spokesman for Forza Italia, the party led by Silvio Berlusconi.
Miss Gardini allegedly told Ms Luxuria: "This is the ladies', you cannot come in here, get out." She later complained: "It was a thousand miles from my mind that I should walk in and find him there.
"When I went into the toilet I honestly felt very uncomfortable. I felt I had been attacked sexually."
Ms Luxuria said: "At first I thought it was a joke. Then I meekly complied. Afterwards, I got angry. I have been using ladies' bathrooms for years, and I've been using this one at the houses of parliament for six months. Lots of my colleagues have seen me in the bathroom and I often join in the gossip."
Ms Luxuria is described on the parliament's website as a man, but is familiar to every Italian as a woman thanks to her television chat show.
She said: "It would be absurd for me to go pee with the men. There would probably be bigger problems."
The spat has divided politicians and caused a heated debate among parliamentary whips. Mara Carfagna, another Forza Italia MP, said: "If he undergoes the necessary operations and becomes a real woman then no one would have anything to worry about and we would accept him in the woman's bathroom openly."
However, some colleagues have rallied behind Ms Luxuria and the leader of the lower house has called for calm and tolerance.
The most likely solution is that Ms Luxuria will be granted her own private bathroom.
Why? Are there no cubicles in the gents?
You are what you are and not what you want to be. Otherwise everyone would probably want to be Bill Gates.
I would not want to be Bill Gates. I'd just like to have his money.
From the South Park episode Mr Garrisons Fancy New Vagina
The Telegraph jumps right through his hoop and calls him "Ms." My biggest problem with this jackhole is that he's a Communist. Gah.
I really hoped the Italians would have had more sense than to elect this freak. None of this would have been an issue...
Democracy in all of its grandeur and absurdity.
That is how descendants of Roman Empire ended :)
Dont expect any common sense from communist voters.
Isn't it an assumption to state the people who live in Rome are descended from Romans?
Seems as I remember there was once a law making it illegal to impersonate a woman. Italians should pass a law like that and solve a lot of misunderstandings.
Most countries sent their crazies to an asylum. The Italians sent theirs to parliment. Must be a trend. Can't help wondering if we had something to do with it.
The world is spinning faster and faster toward destruction. Even so, come Lord Jesus.
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