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Fri Dec 2, 2016, 03:51 PM

 

Is there a good resource for explaining the trans bathroom usage issue to people?

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I'm having a facebook discussion with someone who is super upset about how Obama forced this on us, and how upsetting it would be for a trans person to use a bathroom when his kid is there. I've tried to talk him through the topic but he just doesn't seem to get it. Is there a good explainer article or video out there that people here know of?
Thanks!

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Reply Is there a good resource for explaining the trans bathroom usage issue to people? (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 OP
Turbineguy Dec 2016 #1
Name removed Dec 2016 #6
Dr Hobbitstein Dec 2016 #7
Name removed Dec 2016 #9
Dr Hobbitstein Dec 2016 #11
Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #13
blm Dec 2016 #2
marylandblue Dec 2016 #5
Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #14
blm Dec 2016 #15
ret5hd Dec 2016 #3
Name removed Dec 2016 #4
Dr Hobbitstein Dec 2016 #8
Name removed Dec 2016 #10
Dr Hobbitstein Dec 2016 #12
gollygee Dec 2016 #16
Fast Walker 52 Dec 2016 #17
burrowowl Dec 2016 #18

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 03:55 PM

1. I guess my answer would be...

Attend to your own needs and resist peeking at others' endowments.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:12 PM

7. No way. Human rights are human rights.

 

Don't trivialize this.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 06:08 PM

11. You realize it was REPUBLICANS who brought up bathrooms, right?

 

Not Democrats. Quit trivializing civil rights.

List of bathroom legislation. All brought up by Republicans AGAINST transgender citizens.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathroom_bill#United_States

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 08:16 PM

13. I know, right?

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 04:01 PM

2. The idiots need to be shown photos, imo.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-carolina-transgender-tweet_us_56f3f787e4b04c4c3761652b

Do they REALLY want a transman to be forced to use the women's room because of a designation on a birth certificate?

Do they really want transwomen to be forced into the men's room? Sure they do - because many of them are perverts.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-trans-woman-asks-you-really-want-me-in-the-same-bathroom-as-your-husband_us_563b997fe4b0411d3070003a

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 04:24 PM

5. That first photo is great

If it went viral, it could change the world.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 08:17 PM

14. thanks!

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 08:19 PM

15. I understand idiots. ; )

Unfortunately, I know every argument they will make.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 04:18 PM

3. Sometimes humor helps:

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Response to Name removed (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:17 PM

8. Civil rights are civil rights.

 

If someone identifies as a woman, they are a woman. You and no government has a right to tell them they are not.

Transgender rights IS national politics. I wouldn't leave ANY civil rights issue to the states, because the states have a long, sordid history of fucking with civil rights.

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Fri Dec 2, 2016, 06:09 PM

12. Transphobic, much?

 

I don't believe that anyone in your family (including yourself) has ever voted Democratic.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 09:05 PM

16. These bathrooms laws really say that transgender people can't use any bathroom at all

They try to make you use the bathroom of the gender you were assigned at birth, but if you look very clearly like a different gender, you can't do that. A man with a beard can't walk into a women's restroom easily. Telling people he had been assigned the gender of female at birth wouldn't improve things. I would worry about a transgender woman's safety in a men's room. Again, telling people she was assigned the gender of male at birth wouldn't improve things. And non-binary people who look androgynous (like my child) get harassed in any bathroom. It just means people can't use any public restroom, and that's ridiculous. People need to mind their own business and let other people pee in peace.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 09:09 PM

17. yes... definitely

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 03:01 AM

18. Given that in the U$ of A all

several user bathrooms are partitioned, I don't see what the problem is, except Mens Restrooms are usually smellier and dirtier, but have less traffic.

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