These kind of people want to and will try to make someone’s life as hard as possible simply because they see this subject differently. The simple, daily task of using the bathroom is a breeze for any typical person. Unfortunately, this task comes across as a intimidating adversary to a trans person simply because one can be conflicted with which restroom to use. For many trans people, entering a gender-specific bathroom can be a source of stress and anxiety, because using the restroom can mean very real health and safety concerns. Harassment of trans people in and around gender-specific bathrooms can range from denial of use to police intervention to verbal threats and physical assault.
Recently, the issue of allowing transgender people access to public facilities according to the gender they identify with has caused much debate throughout the United States. The bathroom bill seeks to control access to public facilities of transgender individuals, based on the gender they were assigned at birth. In 2015, bills were passed stating entering a bathroom not assigned to a person at birth was a crime. Surrounded by misconception, the bill does “not legalize harassment, stalking, violence, or sexual assault.” Since the bill arose, there have not been a rise in violence or other incidents in the states protecting the transgender rights (Transgender Equality). The bill simply states if one is living as a woman, to use the women’s restroom,
Most don’t explicitly look into the complexity of a transgender person’s life and all the questions or problems one might face: Do I use the men’s or the women’s bathroom? Is it appropriate to use this locker room? Those are only two of the many questions a transgender person might run into on a daily basis because of how others would see the situation, how the people who may have a sneaking suspicion that the woman they saw go into the ladies’ bathroom isn’t actually female by their definition, or how it could also seem strange to see that same person go into the mens’ bathroom. These all lead to dysphoria in any person’s situation in public places due to the fact that many choose to taunt or mock the person; however, with the help of Title IX these questions could start to vanish from the thoughts of many transgender students which Blad exemplifies with a quote in her article:
This has not been the case with the seventeen school districts who have reported zero problems with transgenders involved in inappropriate behaviours ( Percelay, 2015). This will ironically have the reverse effect of placing Transgender men in women's restroom and transgender women in male restrooms, it is very clear who are likely to be victimised under these circumstances. Why the hate and stigma of individuals yearning for a place to belong, after all, they are human beings too and should be protected like the general
Gender equality is a pressing issue in the United States. The definition of gender, and the rights that accompany them, is constantly being updated and adjusted. The LBGT community is fighting for equality after being repressed for many years. Because of this sudden movement, social issues are sparking outrage and debate on whether a certain law or right for LBGT people is to be initiated. In many instances, these issues dominate the media, and cause for chaos on both sides of the spectrum. The bathroom controversy exemplifies this. The LBGT community argues that anyone should be able to use whichever bathroom that matches with their identified gender. Members of the LBGT community should not be able to use whatever bathroom they please.
When approaching public restrooms, most look at the gender on the door that associates with their own gender. However, some stare at those labels wondering which one they belong in. These types of people are often referred to as transgenders. Transgenders are people who identify themselves with the opposite gender of their biological sex. Therefore, for this category of people, entering a restroom is not so easy. They often wonder whether they should go into the bathroom of their biological sex or of their gender identity. The debate has spread throughout America today. Transgender bathrooms have been discussed in politics, education, and even criminal cases. Both sides of the debate offer valid evidence to support their claims. The only compensation
The effort to promote a more tolerant society has polluted America’s legislation with bills that favor the rights of minorities over the rights of the majority. One instance of such acts are the newly emerging neutral bathroom policy laws. This law, designed in favor of transgenders, establishes public bathrooms that any individual can enter regardless of their sex. While democratic liberals back these policies because it allows the LGBTQ community to use the bathroom that corresponds to their identity, the reality that results from this situation is much darker. Author Kaeley Triller realizes the consequences of allowing these neutral bathroom policies in her article: “A Rape Survivor Speaks Out About Transgender Bathrooms”, in which she, being a former victim of sexual assault, explains the dangers of such laws. She states, “I am not saying that transgender people are predators… What I am saying is that there are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit, namely women and children. It already happens. Just Google Jason
Cisgender advocates who have long attacked the ramparts of social structures have declared this particular battle in the long war against Gender-with-a-capital-G a hard-win victory. And as an added bonus, members of the transgender community, who have been long constructed as vulnerable targets in such spaces, can now feel assured of their safety. With the minimum of space, a lock on the inside of the door and the right public-accommodation policies in place, no one will be able to just barge in and react violently coming across a man or a woman of transgender experience doing…well, doing what anyone else does in a bathroom.
In recent years the idea of being a transgender has become a huge issue in many ways. Recently, President Barak Obama issued an executive order demanding that every public school allow anyone identifying as the opposite sex may use bathroom and shower facilities opposite their birth sex. This has created a dilemma everywhere throughout the U.S.. This is considered an overreach because the President is misusing his authority and misinterpreting the 1964 Civil Rights Act to force a new law. Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964 prohibits any employer from choosing which sex he decides to be. In 1972 Congress ADDED Title IX demanding that all schools, which receive federal funds,
America is seen as the land of Liberty. A safe haven for people of all color, creed, and sexual orientation. However, the latter do not feel safe in the land of opportunity when it comes their basic human necessity to use the restroom. Gender Neutral bathrooms have been a right sought after by the LGBTQ+ Community for a very long time. This long standing topic has been a matter of hot debate within American politics and still stand as one of the most controversial subjects to stand on one side or the other. What are the differences between advocates and opponents of Gender Neutral Bathrooms? What is the history of Gender Neutral Bathrooms in the US and Texas? What does the Constitution have to say about
Transgenders are fighting for the right to use whatever bathroom that they want. Many people are opposed to this because they are concerned about the safety of women and children. They think that perverts will take advantage of innocent people. A YouTuber decided to shed light on this issue by dressing up as a woman and going into the lady's restroom. The response he got from women was interesting.
Like every President there will be issues that everyone will not agree with and with POTUS Obama, there are several issues I did not agree with. One was the transgender bathrooms allowing transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. There is a heated national debate over transgender rights in schools and public life. There is no room in our schools for discrimination of any kind but there has to be a line drawn to protect our children. Child molesters, pedophiles, people who abused little kids are issues we should keep in mind and not promote allowing grown men or boys to be in bathrooms with little girls. To stop this massive executive branch overreach, federal courts and the U.S. Congress must intercede. These issues
Coming out as a transgender, identifying with a gender expression that differs from the assigned sex, has proven to be quite difficult through the ages. While the acceptance of transgender people has grown significantly higher throughout the years, people’s stance on them are still quite divided, and the uphill battle for transgender rights has proven this. Just giving transgenders the right to simply go to the bathroom they identify with has shown to be controversial according to the TIME cover Battle of the Bathroom. The TIME magazine makes sure to note the problem defiantly “far more than public facilities” (Scherer par. 9). Transgender rights are a problem that Jamison Green, president for World Professional Association for Transgender Health, thoroughly addresses in a report written by Alan Greenblatt for CQ Researcher. Jamison Green’s specific purpose in that report is to justify why transgender people deserve basic human rights like everybody else, as shown in society, through his use of facts, qualifiers, figurative language, counterarguments, and appeals to logic and values.
Transgender students’ rights have significantly improved since the past three decades. According to the University of Massachusetts, American education in the 1970’s dismissed the rising number of transgender individuals as “a rapid [growth][…]of mental illness” (UMass 18). According to an analysis done by Susan Stryker, it was not until the late 1980’s when “The first organized transgender community [was formed]” and even then “transgender individuals and students were officially classified as psychopathic” (Stryker 4). Health and institutions of psychology abroad in America were intent on disavowing transgender individuals and students as mentally ill, and only through small increments was any change proposed.