When backward jokes start to ring a little true about the South, I get a bit upset. Granted, I’m a northern transplant, but I like it down here in the South. But Southern politicians seem to be grasping at straws when it comes to the porcelain problem. Maybe the Republicans know they can’t win this next election, so they got to find something, anything, to claim as their belief and hang their hat on it.
I really got to ask, why bathrooms in particular? I hear the defense that it’s to “protect women and children from getting molested/raped.” Bulls–t. If someone wanted to be a pervert, a law’s not going to stop them. I’m assuming it hasn’t stopped them in the past; I don’t see why a newly created law would stop them in future. Also, could someone please, please give me a credible source to when a transgendered individual sexually assaulted someone in a bathroom. Maybe it has happened, but I’d be more worried about my kids hanging out with college football coaches, wrestling coaches, priests and restaurant chain spokesmen.
You know what the crazy things about those three guys (Sandusky, Fogle, Snider)? They all had wives. They were “normal” on the surface.
Another question I have: would forcing trans people to use the bathroom that matches their birth gender solve anything? I doubt it. If anything, I think it’d be more awkward. Say a female-to-male transgender wants to use the restroom. He’d go into the female bathroom because he was born a woman. Don’t you think the women in the restroom would be a little shocked that, from what they perceive to be, a man is in the women’s bathroom? How is this a good idea?
I’m personally sitting in the camp of gender neutral bathrooms or hell, even just dumping the notion of this trans specific bill and going back to just simply using the restroom as you damn well need.
Two things to keep in mind: 1. My bathroom at home doesn’t care if you’re a guy/girl/dog/cat/giraffe/Zeus. Use it as you need. 2. Women have used the guys restroom when needed (long lines, closed for cleaning, etc.).
So why is this a trans specific issue?