Woman fired for wearing fake penis

This takes the prize as the Weirdest News of the Day.

A female worker at a Pennsylvania snack food factory is suing the company for firing her because she wore a fake penis to work while she considered a sex change.

The UK’s Daily Mail reports, Jan. 13, 2012, that Pauline Davis, 45, claims she was fired from J&J Snack Foods Corporation because she wore the prosthetic attachment to the factory in Moosic, Lackawanna County where she worked as a line inspector.

Lawsuit: Pauline Davis is suing J&J Snack Foods, pictured, over claims she was fired from her job for wearing a prosthetic penis to work while considering a sex change

Ms. Davis first filed a complaint in March 2010 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office in Philadelphia, claiming gender and gender-identity discrimination, reports the Philadelphia Daily News.

According to the lawsuit, Davis had confided in her co-workers about the fake penis. The co-workers, in turn, allegedly passed the information onto management who promptly fired her.  Her attorney, Lalena Turchi, insisted the fake penis was concealed and “in no way interfered with her ability to do her job”. The suit also claims a male employee undergoing hormone treatments and female clothing was treated more favorably.

Davis is seeking back pay, damages for suffering and humiliation, and punitive damages.

The New Jersey-based J&J company — which manufactures soft pretzels, slushies, frozen pops, cookies, churros, and pretzel dogs — did not immediately return a request for a comment.

J&J Snack Food pretzel dogs

The website Reelmagik.com (note it’s the occultic “magik” instead of “magic”) is selling a 6.2″ long prosthetic penis (weight: 11 oz.; 6″ girth at widest point!). Here’s the blurb:

“This prosthetic penis was created to visually enhance the sexual organ of transgender post-op patients.  We were approached by a client who had recently had the 1st stage female-to-male surgery, and was dissatisfied with the results.  Instead of opting for a 2nd surgery, in which skin taken from other sections of the body would be used to build up the sexual organ, they wanted a prosthetic that would give the appearance of typical male genitalia.  We came up with a solution that would enable the client to wear the prosthetic without the need for cumbersome straps or belts, as well as the option to be flaccid or aroused.   We inserted a plastic flexible rod into the center of the prosthetic, that allowed it to be bent in almost any position.  The prosthetic would be glued to the skin, instead of being “strapped on”, allowing for a sense of realism.  The choice of material would also enhance the realism of the prosthetic.  The properties of a unique silicone allowed for a “gel-filled” prosthetic.  The prosthetic has a very soft, yet durable outer skin, with a gel-like fleshy interior, that feels very much like an actual penis.  To achieve this, the silicone is not simply poured into the mold and filled.  Silicone is painstakingly hand poured into the mold one layer at a time (each layer allowed to set up before the next is poured), building up multiple layers, each layer having a different durometer (hardness/softness) until the desired flesh-like consistency is achieved. This allows the outer skin layer to be “pulled up”, similar to foreskin on an actual penis.  The new 3D scrotum also benefits from this material, allowing for firm testes floating in a near-liquid gel.  An extremely detailed paint job, as well as the addition of hand-punched synthetic hairs add to the extreme realism of this product.  This product is also available without the flex rod.  For additional information regarding the use of this product, as well as warranty & shipping info, please see our FAQ PAGE

Reelmagik offers a “basic” and an “advanced” model. The Basic Prosthetic Kit contains:

  1. High quality gel-filled 6” silicone prosthetic (optional embedded plastic flex rod)
  2. Standard paint job (see basic prosthetic photos below)
  3. 2oz bottle of Cleansing spray
  4. Application and Care Pamphlet

Alas, the kit does not include adhesive, which will cost you extra. :(

A week ago, singer Cher’s female-to-male transgender offspring, Chas (née Chastity) Bono announced that s/he is saving pennies ($40,000) to pay for a metoidioplasty procedure. As explained by Bono:

“It’s a procedure that uses what you already have down there, which has grown larger from the testosterone. You end up with a smaller phallus than with the phalloplasty, but it’s fully functional, it gets erect, and the sensation is all there.”

Bono says s/he expects the eventual willy to be about 3 inches long.

Maybe Bono should go the less expensive, less painful, and longer prosthetic route that former snack food worker Pauline Davis took. JMHHO: Just my humble helpful opinion!

~Eowyn

27 responses to “Woman fired for wearing fake penis

  1. sounds like something aka obama will get right on

  2. Dr. Eowyn, you have absolutely outdone yourself with this one! Thank you! My favorite part was the sad sunny face by the adhesive comment! (LOL!!!) I conducted hearings regarding discharges on a daily basis for 12 years! I thought I have heard just about everything, but I have never heard of this! I regularly, regularly, had to review proposed evidence before I allowed it to be entered that dealt with the most horrible pornography and crap that ever existed! I am wondering why this individual told her co-workers about the penis. People need to keep their mouths shut when they are at work! Very stupid! In the many hearings held, it was what people said at work that caused the most discharges and the context in which they said it, verbally, by work e-mail (imagine, using the employer’s computer) and in writing.

  3. Try living it sometime ;)

    • Hmm, what exactly is the “it” you are recommending we “try”?

      Our times have become so sex-saturated that everything is measured by that yardstick (no pun intended). Women, even octogenarians, aspire not for beauty or prettiness or heaven forbid, virtue — but only to be “hot”, i.e., sexy. Sex and sexy have become the be all and end all. As if sex is all a human being is. Somewhere along the way, we’ve forgotten we are not just body but are also spirit.

      • I could have clarified better, sorry. I agree with your comment that people are spirits and not just sex bodies. I hear you on that. :)

        What I meant was, I see comments laced with apathy. I see it in he real world. This world has failed miserably when it’s coming to empathy, even just a little emapthy. No one knows what was going in his head. My thoughts are, he shouldn’t of been fired IF he was a good employee. This is a fine example of being hit by the social etiquette train because one is different. I believe I have a pretty good beed on society as a whole, I know how people act towards those that don’t fit “their” norm.

        To sue for humiliation? I don’t know enough about the situation to have an opinion.

        However, I’m willing to bet people blew things out of proportion. I’m not saying this stuff just be cause he is transgender. It just irks me at any kind of injustice regardless of race, gender or sexuality. Human is human. The documentaries are out there. A fine one was is “Different like me”. The girl was not gay or transgender, just different. She got rail roaded… It’s a true story.

        I’m just respectfully saying. :)

        • Thanks for the clarification! :)

          • By the way, your comment inspired me to remove the adult writing sooner than I was going to, I don’t want it perpetuating or glorifying sex. Meaning, I do not want children finding it and being influenced. :)

            P.S. I like the survival section of your site, I’ve studied survival and practiced it. :)

            • Wow, it is rare that a comment from me reaps such rich harvest! LOL

              Seriously, to quote Casablanca, I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Welcome to the Fellowship, adultsatires! :D

              P.S. Now that you’ve deleted your adultsatires blog, maybe you’ll use a different alias? JMHO ;)

  4. How can she sue for humiliation? She’s the one that made a VERY private matter public information. Why must people advertise their gender/sexual orientation? Guess you can sue for anything that hurts your widdle feelings these days…

    As for the prosthetic….eewwwwwwwwww!

    • She can sue, nothing says she has to win… wearing a fake penis isn’t a job requirement to make bagel dogs either, so how the heck did anyone find out if she couldn’t otherwise be seen “packing” it?

      • She told some co-workers about it. Apparently felt the need to share the news of her new package…

        • Alrighty, then… she was giving out too much information (TMI) and folk felt it was a bit much. I.e., she’s suing not so much for the right to “pack” a strap-on if she feels like it, but to flaunt that she is.

        • Guess one just can’t go around talking about their penis at work, whether it’s real or fake. (If guys can get fired for that, fair’s fair… )

          • But, but….she/he/it is special and needs your attention/approval!

            Probably believes he/she/it is protected by law to speak about her strap-on because it’s part of her/his/its “gender” and you must understand/accept this “thing”.

  5. Maybe it can get a job working for these people:

    http://www.shespeaks.com/pages/img/Italian_CurvedTray_Mild_02042011120244.jpg

    LOL – I wonder what kind of adhesive you would need for a fake dong?

    As for Chaz Bono’s 3″ willy, ROFLMAO!

    -Dave

    • He’ll be a lot happier with a unit that works than one that just looks good and can be bent around like a flexi-straw. Says much about the aspiring tranny in the story that she/he likely wanted the latter.

  6. The real Catholic Church certainly is against gender mutilation and that is what it is. The Lord created male and female, and it was good!! So one is not allowed to change its sex. Weird weird. Feel sorry for her family

    • The reality is no one can really change their sex, the medical definition of male is that which produces sperm, and the medical definition of female is that which produces eggs. You can mutilate and butcher your body all you want but you will NEVER EVER have the other type of gonads or produce the other type of gamete ever!

  7. Darn, no more room for comments…

    I’ll start from the bottom! lol

    I just kept the alias for the time being to respond to comments so you knew who I was. ;)

    Yes, the words we speak do have an impact, most times we just don’t see it. :)

  8. Wow. You guys are ignorant.

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