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The Bathroom Police

In a way, you’ve got to admit that all of this fuss about who’s allowed to go into which bathroom is kind of silly because here in 2016 in America, we don’t have anyone to police this stuff anyways.

We don’t pay armed officers to stand at the restroom doors of every public establishment, checking IDs to ensure that the junk matches the paperwork when people need to use the facilities. We’re all adults here, and those who seem to want to make it about the children conveniently fail to consider that their logic really only makes it halfway around the block because when you slant your argument in protection of keeping little girls safe in the bathroom, you’re in turn just dooming little boys to a similar fate by insisting that men who think they’re women should still have to use the men’s room.

…not to mention that it’s a gross mischaracterization of the reality of transgenderism to begin with…

In a very limited regard, I get that transgender is a struggle for some Americans to wrap their heads around – in the last decade, they feel as if they’ve been lambasted with gay rights and now that society is coming around to accepting gay individuals as equals, suddenly now it’s the transgenders who want all of this special treatment, too. Of course, to the rest of us “special” is more properly defined as “fair and equal” treatment, but using that ridiculous example that suggested how “next people will want to marry their dogs” after gay marriage came to the forefront, many people see an issue like free-for-alls in public restrooms as the next step down that slippery slope that they’ve long since warned us about.

And to be absolutely and unequivocally clear, I do not agree with these people in any stretch of their vividly disturbing imaginations…

…but I think I can see where they’re coming from and understanding the opposition is the first step to actually resolving this thing.

A lot of people don’t really get what all of the fuss is about surrounding gay rights simply because they don’t personally know anyone impacted by a lack thereof, and in turn, even less know somebody who is transgender. And of course, when legitimate knowledge and understanding are lacking, that gives the perfect opportunity for fear to jump into the mix, hence so many people are concerned about transgender pedophiles when a look back at the public rap sheet of the Catholic Church should give far more of a reason to be afraid than individuals who identify with a gender other than the one that they were actually born with!

On the other hand, anyone whose life is personally affected by these marginalizations of the LGBT community can rightfully only characterize these anti-transgender movements as uninformed, hateful acts of fear mongering by folks who picture transgenders merely as perverts who like to dress up in women’s panties instead of real people – sons and daughters, husbands and wives, and even parents – going through possibly the biggest struggle in their entire lives, only to be told on top of it all that they’re perverts who are just looking for an opportunity to molest any little girl whom they happen across…

As if those strategically designed bathroom signs have been the only thing keeping the perverts at bay in public restrooms around America up until now.

In a lot of ways that I definitely present only to be illustrative and not insulting, transgender people are kind of like snakes…

  • They’re probably around you a lot more often than you’d ever realize without even noticing.
  • They’re typically more afraid of you than you are of them.
  • And at the end of the day, they just want to be left alone to go about their business in peace.

I can’t help but ask in the wake of this hoopla surrounding which bathrooms transgenders are expected to use, how many laws do we currently have in place restricting actual sex offenders – of both sexes – from using public restrooms??? 

Just the other day I read a story out of Minnesota where a 59 year-old woman tried to abduct a four year-old girl in the bathroom while she waited for her Mom who was in the stall with the girl’s younger sister. When Mom came out to investigate, the woman asked about whether she would be willing to sell her the two children … so in turn, do we need to start looking into laws dictating where old ladies are allowed to go to the bathroom as well?

At the end of the day, bathroom police aren’t a real thing so any laws that are put into place are at best representative of our society’s perception of transgender rights at this moment in time, which is why people really need to ask themselves whether it’s transgender individuals that they’re actually afraid of or sex offenders and potential abusers because we know that the groups are not mutually inclusive.

Our justice system at large requires prosecutors to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that someone has committed a crime before they are convicted of it. We do this to protect the innocent of being wrongfully accused, and even then sometimes the courts get things wrong, so with an act as innocent and unprovoked as simply wanting to use the bathroom, why again are we arguing over judging these people before a crime has even been committed?

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