Transgender Bathroom Rules

Donald Trump has issued several executive orders and executive actions. They have included the immigration ban, the lobbying ban, and now the…bathroom ban? Well, yes. The issue that started in North Carolina and let to Obama’s support of transgender Americans using the bathroom of their gender has shifted to Trump’s denial of such rights.

I have to say this issue is an interesting one for me because, frankly, I don’t think it should be an issue. What bathroom they should use? Seriously?

I’m not sure why transgender people want to use a different bathroom than the one they used when they were their birth gender, though I don’t pass judgment on them. However, I do believe it has something to do with feeling uncomfortable in the bathroom of their birth gender or birth sex, and I assume that discomfort has something to do with what he or she thinks would be the interaction with others in the bathroom. For example, a boy identifying as a girl might wonder what others boys would think or even what they would do to her in the men’s bathroom. We all know people can be cruel sometimes, even if just to tease or to even unintentionally cast a long gaze of surprise when she walks into the boys’ bathroom. It may just be easier to use the bathroom of the gender you wish to be.

However, I think we should focus on something else. Now, I’m not only saying that the bathroom issue is such a narrow issue compared to SO MANY other domestic and international issues we face. That is true. However, I AM saying that we should focus on something else entirely when it comes to the bathroom issue. In fact, I think transgender people ought to give themselves a bit

In fact, I think transgender people ought to give themselves a bit more credit and have a bit more self-confidence. They shouldn’t be running away to the bathroom of their gender because of some interaction they might have or probably did have in the past with someone in the bathroom who was uncomfortable or even violent with him or her. They shouldn’t have to change where they go to the bathroom. For god sakes, I know people talk and whatever in the bathroom and especially women gab and spend forever putting on makeup and we occasionally spend an extra minute sitting on the toilet in a vane attempt to pause the day before going back to our desk, but ya know? The bathroom is for peeing and pooping. THAT’S IT!


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