The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

North Carolina:
Reactionary from Toilet to Paycheck

Apr 25, 2016

Yes, the state of North Carolina actually passed a law saying which toilet people can use. How is it any business of these politicians whether someone identifies as a man or a woman? Are they planning on stationing a policewoman in every women’s room in the state to check people’s birth certificates before they go in a stall?

This law also removes protections from discrimination for gay men and lesbians.

And under the cover of all this furor over the bathroom, the very same law included a provision making it illegal for any city in North Carolina to have a higher minimum wage than the state.

It couldn’t be any clearer: the reactionary attitudes used to justify attempts to control what it means to be a man or a woman also are played on to justify attacks on the lowest paid workers.