NWR: Trans bathroom rights

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 121
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Newbee

italianbride0508 :  I think the whole thing was about people trying to make a point, to be honest. Trans people presenting as male or female have probably been using the corresponding bathroom for years and no one has noticed. Laws can be passed saying use the bathroom that matches your genitalia but it’s so stupid because who will be enforcing it? What’s the enforcement mechanism? 

It also upsets me the time and money that has been spent on this issue, legislating and litigating, and it’s being pushed as a “women’s safety” issue. There’s a backlog of untested rape kits all across the country, due to underfunding. I’d like to see money spent on defending stupid trans bathroom bills spent on testing those kits and putting people behind bars. THAT’s a women’s safety issue. 

Post # 122
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ladyjd :  I understand why that seems like a fair solution. The problem is- who will be the arbiter of to decide if a stranger “presents” as a man or a woman? 

This story has been making the rounds about an idiot who barged into the women’s restroom to follow and harass a woman he thought was a man (because she was wearing baggy clothes and has short hair.) 

https://mic.com/articles/142292/man-barges-into-women-s-restroom-because-he-thought-woman-inside-was-a-man#.uZA4BknK3

It’s frustrating that we are now wasting energy looking for a “solution” to a “problem” that didn’t exist until some radical Christian extremists decided to make it an issue to further their political agenda. 

Post # 123
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Newbee

WestCoastV :  Omg! That is so crazy. I guess this is another instance of me assuming people are generally reasonable….womp womp

Post # 124
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

italianbride0508 :  sometimes the federal government has to do their job and “overreach” on civil rights issues…if not for this overreach & intrusion on state’s rights, I guarantee there would still be municipalities in the US where black people have to sit in the back of the bus. 

Post # 126
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2019 posts
Buzzing bee

llevinso :  I didnt reply to you personally, but I’ve stated MULTIPLE times my opinion on the matter. You can read my posts and follow my logic. I think it’s a state’s issue, and local school discticts can decide. Schools that have trans students can work to develop a plan that works for everyone. This isn’t a civil rights issue, thus, doesn’t need to be dealt with at the federal issue. It’s an overreach of the fed (both obama and trump) to get involved.

I’ve also said that people should use their common sense to pick a bathroom. If they’re unclear on where to go, use the family restroom. 

Post # 128
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Buzzing bee

llevinso :  lol, nope, I haven’t. I’ve said i disagreed with the way the law was written, or that a law was written (either way) in the first place. 

Post # 129
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Newbee

italianbride0508 :  I’m glad you agree that it was silly the law was written in the first place! 

Post # 130
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Buzzing bee

ladyjd :  Yep- page 1. I said gov’t intervention was unnecessary, use the bathroom that makes sense, and when in doubt- use a gender neutral one.

I feel like this is becoming a huge issue (on both sides of the aisle). Like pp- I don’t understand how one family bathroom solves the issue. If you need more space/its unclear to you which bathroom to use…just use the big, neutral one. 

Although- I don’t agree that it’s a federal gov’t issue, in which there should be any force or requirement mandating how many bathrooms/types of bathrooms offered. I think we’ve somehow navigated this issue for years without any government intervention and continue to do so. 

Use the gender neutral bathroom (if available) and if not, pick which one you’re most comfortable with/ makes the most sense. Most people don’t spend THAT much time in public restrooms anyways. The goal is get in, do your business, wash your hands, and get out. 

Post # 132
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Buzzing bee

llevinso :  No. You ask a poor question and get pissy you don’t get the answer you want. I’ve already answered the principle behind your question multiple times.

Post # 134
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

“Did you murder this person?”

“murder is wrong”

“yes, but did you murder this person?”

“I don’t understand why you’re asking me again when I’ve already answered the principle behind your question”

 

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