1. It is a known fact that both men and women use the restroom. What many are not aware of, is that using the toilet in public areas reinforces the differences between male and female. For instance, the very first thing any individual sees when entering a public restroom is
I feel that the gender-neutral bathrooms in schools are not a very good idea because as a woman I feel that not a very common or safe idea. I would not feel safe because I do not want to share a bathroom with men. One thing that could happen in
On July 04 2017, at approximately 6:34PM I, Sgt. Bowring was investigating criminal mischief that had taken place at Lake Holbrook near the point. While myself and Deputy George where speaking to two individuals possibly involved in the criminal mischief an unknown female advised Deputy George that there was a fight in the Men’s Restroom that was located approximately 20 yrds away from our location.
I agree; the article “Texas Bathroom Bill Has Emotions, and Stakes, Running High” doesn’t deal with the issue of intersectionality. In fact, this article focuses more on the politics and economic consequences of the Bathroom Bill than the emotional, or general, effects the bill has on the transgender community. The transgender community is only mentioned briefly when Serria Jane Davis and Alisa Miller gave their testimony. Intersectionality could have been addressed through, as you said, adding more diversity in the form of adding different age groups, races/ethnic groups, and people both supporting and belonging to the transgender community. It is understandable that this article does not deal with intersectionality since its main fouce is
Where did these newly formed restroom regulations come from? The answer is quite simple; House Bill 2. House Bill 2, also known as the bathroom bill, is an ordinance that mandates restroom facilities. The passage of this law has caused uproar within the state of North Carolina. This bill has
Policing the Potty Legal discrimination is alive and well in the United States. All over the country, groups of people are being forced into situations that are converse to the very nature of their being, subject to extreme violence and hatred. The very narrow minded view of how the country sees
“I was delighted to see that the people of Houston voted for common sense.” Newt Gingrich had remarkable words to say after the city of Houston didn’t vote in favor of the transgender bathroom law. According to Kaeley Triller, “There’s no way to make everyone happy about transgender bathrooms and locker rooms. So the priority ought to be finding a way to keep everyone safe.” If you have a gender on your birth certificate, then that is your gender, regardless of what you want to be. Debate.org states, “Biologically, there are only two options - male and female. To claim that sex is fluid is insanity.” This shows that you are either male or female, and there is no switching around. Transgenders should use the bathroom of the gender on their
In The Washington Post, Paul Farhi states, “This means your chance of running into ‘news’ that seems biased has increased exponentially, elevating the impression that ‘bias’ is pervasive throughout all parts of the media.” The news media needs to be more aware of the information presented to the readers, while showing more concern on truth and facts than its own bias opinion. On the other hand, many believe the perception of news remains in the hands of the reader. According to some, a reader’s obligation remains to understand and determine the credibility of any news or information. The growth of a bias media creates a harder atmosphere to research the
America and Gender Neutral Bathrooms There is a long history of social groups being repressed within the United States of America. With an ever-changing culture and a strong force against certain changes, certain ethnic and social groups appear to be neglected by the lawmakers of America. One of the more recent occurrences of this has been the LBGT community. Up until 2014, marriage was not even legal between a same-sex couple. After gay marriage was ruled legal, a landslide of other reforms were brought to attention. One of the more controversial topics being discussed today is the rights of the LBGT community in accordance to public bathrooms. They argue that anyone should be able to use whichever bathroom that matches with their identified gender. The definition of gender and the rights that accompany them is constantly being updated and adjusted. Because of this sudden movement, social issues are sparking outrage and debate on whether this argument should be implemented into society. This issue has dominated the media and has caused chaos on both sides of the spectrum. Members of the LBGT community should not be able to use whatever bathroom they please.
America and Gender Neutral Bathrooms 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.
Like North Carolina, many other states are looking to adopt segregated bathroom laws. These states include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Louisiana. These bathroom bills violate numerous federal laws. These include a section of the Education Amendment Title IX, Civil Rights Act Title VII, and the Violence against Women Act (Kotch). Some of these bathroom bills state that transgender individuals have to utilize bathroom facilities that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate thus violating Title IX, an amendment that protects discrimination on the basis of sex. This amendment states that schools are required to provide transgender students
This data shows that a majority of students on campus are willing to implement gender neutral bathrooms, while a minority is not. It is obvious that gender neutral bathrooms should be included in our campus to make sure all students are comfortable going to the bathroom. However, it was surprising that some students did not support gender neutral bathrooms. We believe that, due to the other questions asked in the survey, the students who answered that they did not support gender neutral bathrooms believed that the question was asking should all bathrooms be made gender neutral on campus, or should pre-existing unisex multi-stall bathrooms be replaced by gender neutral bathrooms. However, this is not the case. Due to knowledge gained later in
As the elections draw nearer, the race to become president in the United States is as intense as ever. Increasingly, there is more news coverage than ever. As a left-leaning media source, the articles in their archives are biased. “I’m with Stupid: Bathroom Politics and the Rise of Ben Carson” is no exception to that of a left-leaning bias. It talks about the rise of Ben Carson in a negative light and blames the presidential candidate for “vulgar politics”.
March 23, 2016, was the beginning of America’s backpedal after legalizing gay marriage. North Carolina passed a law that denies some the right to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, allowing them to only use the gendered bathroom matching the gender on their birth certificate, allows all
When it comes to restrooms and dressing rooms there is no security to ensure public safety of shoppers, which enables sexuals offenders to take interest. American Family Association created a boycott on their webpage for Target and at the bottom of the pledge, several articles are posted each day as a result of the new bathroom policy. One of the links embedded is from the New York Daily Times, ‘Seattle man undresses in women's locker room at local pool to test new transgender bathroom rule’ (Bult). In response to this incident and unidentified women mentions, “We’re not here saying that the transgendered community are predators, we will never say that because we don’t believe that. What we do believe is that this code is so poorly written