Posts Tagged ‘Bathroom’

Why are Gender-Specific Bathrooms Important?

There is a deep-rooted fear of the bathroom within the transgender community. This is not because of the prevalence of violence, but rather the fear of possible humiliation. Transgender individuals are afraid they will not be accepted, will be challenged, or will be reminded of the differences between themselves and those with whom they identify.…

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Are Bathrooms Still Safe Places?

An unintended consequence of using the subjective and unenforceable standard of personal feelings as the new criteria for determining who can and cannot use gender-specific bathrooms and changing facilities is the removal of basic safety restrictions for such facilities. Opponents of removing gender-restrictions on public bathrooms and changing facilities question whether such policies will attract…

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WHY DO TRANSGENDERS FEAR PUBLIC BATHROOMS?

Why Do Transgenders Fear Public Bathrooms?

Within a month’s time, 1,327,000 petitioners pledged to boycott Target, America’s second largest retailer, over its revised bathroom policy.[1][2] In a company statement issued April 19, 2016, Target announced, “We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality…

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BATHROOMS: THE FRONTLINE IN THE CULTURE WAR

Bathrooms: The Frontline of the Culture War

Recently, politicians have endeavored to fix the problem of gender-specific public bathrooms by defining an individual’s sex apart from their biology, choosing instead to focus entirely upon the individual’s personal feelings. CBS New York reports, “New York City has enacted a regulation that ensures people visiting city facilities can use bathrooms or locker rooms aligned with…

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ARE BATHROOMS SAFE PLACES?

Are Bathrooms Still Safe Places?

“Trans women are killed for using the men’s restroom, and they’re jailed for using the women’s restroom. In the end, what choice do we have?” This comment by Tyler Beebe, a 27 year-old trans woman, is indicative of the kind of rhetoric that surrounds the debate over who can and cannot use gender-specific bathrooms.[1] Reality, however, is…

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