Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday October 25, 2015 - Fighting the Bathroom Police

One way states are retaliating against LGBT civil rights gains is by attacking transgender rights through "bathroom" laws. These laws are being created based on woman's fears about safety in the bathroom.

Most of the laws are meant to force transpeople to use the public bathrooms that match their birth sex.

It is a backdoor way of discriminating against transgender people.

Transgender people are fighting back. I think its a brilliant idea to take a selfie showing transpeople in the correct bathroom based on the law but not based on how they present.

It is such a good idea because most proponents of the law are creating fear based on men dressing as women and using the womens's bathroom. Its based on male to female crossdressers really being sexual predators.

But no one talks about transmen who would have to use the ladies room. Below is a slide of about 13 selfies that show the reality of the law. These selfies have helped stop some of these laws as the public realize that the law would create more problems than it solves.

1 comment:

  1. I am confused by this issue. It is simply a minefield. Given our society's penchant for privacy it's difficult to know how to wrap your mind around this topic. On one hand one can make a case for transgender rights but at the same time the rights of non-transgender individuals also need to be protected. Perhaps the days of gender-specific loos and locker rooms are a thing of the past and that going forward individual, gender-neutral facilities will need to be put in place. Retro-fitting every public place in such a way would have a staggering price tag.