Let’s be clear about something. Transgenders have been using the bathroom of their choice for as long as I can remember. No one wants transgenders discriminated against. I’m not aware of anyone dressing and living as a member of the opposite sex being denied access to any bathroom. There has never been a reason to pass legislation to mandate their access and there is no reason now. Except……except as the excuse to remove gender identity from everything.
This issue is not about transgenders. As with every Progressive issue, they claim some “oppressed minority” is being discriminated against to push a much larger agenda. The goal is genderless EVERYTHING. Are we really going to continue this charade that men and women are interchangeable? Are we going to pretend men and women have the same interests and goals in life; aptitudes and abilities? Girl scouts and boy scouts are more “inclusive” now to the detriment of both. Schools have co-ed dorms, locker rooms and bathrooms but demand written consent for sex and claim one in five college women are raped. If the one in five statistic is correct, are we going to pretend genderless accommodations play no part?
I’m very concerned that this is being framed as discrimination against transgenders in the media, even by many Conservative pundits. The media doesn’t mention that in many places and institutions gender is being removed from all bathrooms. There is no mention of how uncomfortable, embarrassing, or dangerous this might be. http://dailysignal.com/2016/04/19/federal-court-schools-may-not-provide-separate-bathrooms-based-on-biology/
It’s, apparently, discrimination to recognize the differences between men and women or to recognize the differences between any two people, positions, or religions for that matter. Apparently, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, a Catholic University, recognizing two genders is a “hate crime”. http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/27212/
In the name of “anti-discrimination” are we going to throw common sense, biology and truth out the window? Are we going to pretend recognizing the difference between men and women is discrimination? When men can deliver a baby and breast feed it, when a woman can tackle a 300 pound linebacker, we can talk about them being interchangeable. I can’t even believe we’re having this conversation.
There is no need to legislate this issue. Men and women prefer using bathrooms designated to their gender. I have no issue with transgenders, who live and dress as their chosen gender, using the bathroom of their choice, nor do I believe most of us do. But I don’t want encounter a strange man when I enter a bathroom.
Men and women ARE different and they are different for good and valid reasons. Ask any parent who has raised both. Their differences should be acknowledged and celebrated. Both are beautiful.