If you’re one of the lawmakers trying to pass laws to force transgendered folks to use the restroom that matches their nature made plumbing, what the hell kind of bathrooms are haunting your life?
The last public restroom I used was at a Dave and Busters in Nashville, TN. I walked in, I entered a stall, blah blah and after washing my hands I made my way back to the video games.
I wasn’t raped. Nobody tried to drug me and steal my kidneys to sell on the black market. I didn’t see any genitals. Nobody was having gay sex. Nobody was having straight sex, at least not in that establishment but we all know it happens. There wasn’t any pedophile’s standing around with teddy bears and cotton candy. There was no porn machines. No heroin dealers. There weren’t any LGBT recruitment booths giving away literature, pamphlets or trinkets. Nobody tried to hold my hand. No one told me I was sexy. No vampires. No worries. No hand towels. No peepers. No problem.
I did see some other people walking in and I also saw people walking out. It was a clean restroom. There was an odor that seemed to suggest that this is where people defecate. There was a person who went unseen, sitting a few stalls down, who was passing a lot of gas and giggling after every toot.
Lawmakers, what are you so afraid of? Are you scared that a woman who has lived most of her life convinced that she was really trapped in the wrong body is going to hear you poot?
Are you afraid that a man who believes his should have been hers might see your shoes under a partition while you void your breakfast?
Do you not care that the transgendered people have feelings too? Do you not care that the anxiety over using public restrooms in the first place, pales in comparison to the fear of being scrutinized by a bigot in the middle of your bladder demanding you pee or suffer grade school consequences?
Who made you the bathroom monitor? What purpose will this unnecessary law serve? How will you enforce it?
Are you going to have inspections upon entering public restrooms? Will tie wearing clip board holders ask to see what we’re working with? Will there be bathroom Police and a bathroom jail?
What about the post op transgendered person? Are you going to force a woman who was born with a penis, but had the penis removed and now has a vagina to stand at a urinal giving herself a hernia trying to make the stream float magically to where it’s supposed to go?
I heard an idiot on TV say, ” well, I don’t want some transgendered person using the same restroom as my little girl, it ain’t natural. “
Actually, using the bathroom is natural. People eat, they drink and then they go potty. Transgendered people aren’t child rapists Bubba. They’re just different from you. You don’t have to fear them.
Most child rapists in this country are straight men, mostly white and hopefully imprisoned, but the ones who aren’t, might be using the same public restroom as you and your son, but that for some reason doesn’t seem to bother you.
It’s time to flush your bigotry and don’t forget to wash your hands.