Alrighty, shall we get down to it? Bathroom laws, I’m not even sure where to begin… I have worked with a transgender individual and because of her transformation they put in unisex bathrooms at our work location and that was all that was said and/or done about it.
I’m sure like everything else out there someone will take advantage of the laws or lack there of and turn it into something that it was never meant to be. As for the every day application here is my thought. I pee before I leave my house, because if I can avoid using a public restroom (because frankly they aren’t always clean) I do. So why can’t everyone else? I mean seriously pee before you leave your house, don’t drink a lot while you are out and if you can avoid a public restroom by all means please do.
I mean I thought the purpose of transgender was to be thought of as a certain sex. How can you do that if you are announcing to everyone that you are of the “other” sex? So using the bathroom at home and/or unisex and/or family restrooms that provide privacy would be the way I want to go if I’m trying to project a certain image and want that maintained. I mean seriously how can I say I’m woman if I go around screaming I have penis and you have to be ok with that?
I see why folks don’t want the laws to be twisted by folks who would do bad things with it, so why can’t the transgender folks look at the ramifications of this law and say hey ok we don’t anyone getting hurt while I’m transforming so I’ll use the bathroom before I leave home, or I’ll find a unisex or family bathroom that will give me the privacy I need? I don’t care what folks choose to do with their lives or their bodies. I just ask that it stopped being shoved in my face and when I don’t trip over myself to tell you how great you are for airing your dirty laundry I don’t want to be considered a racist bigot. I find it funny how if I don’t agree with you, I’m a racist bigot, but since you’re different from me thats politically correct. Isn’t it funny how that works? I asked a coworker the other day what happened to the signs in public establishments that said “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone”. How come as a straight, white female I no longer have that right? These days if I exercise that right I’m a horrible person who is infringing on the rights of others. But what no one seems to say anything about is how the those who differ from me have rights, but I no longer do… It’s baffling to me, but hey that’s no longer politically correct so, I guess I have nothing more to say about that.