Friday, April 15, 2016

Toilet Stall: What is the rightwing obsession with trans people and bathrooms?

I would really like the republiclowns who write these anti-transgender hate laws to answer some simple questions about trying to criminalize transgender people in bathrooms.

1) Many transgender women (myself included) are heterosexual and attracted to men.  How are we a "threat to women and girls" in a women's washroom?

2) Many transgender men are heterosexual and attracted to women.  How are they a "threat to men and boys" in a men's washroom?

3) How are lesbian transgender women a "threat" in women's washrooms while cisgender lesbian women are not?

4) How are gay transgender men a "threat" in men's washrooms while cisgender gay men are not?

5) re: 3 and 4, Is it the rightwing's intent to first criminalize and ostracize transgender people to later justify re-targeting cisgender gay and lesbian people for discrimination and hate in society?

Considering that there is not a single instance in the US of transgender women preying on women and girls in toilets (and none of trans men doing it either), one really has to question the motivation of those who want these laws. 

And considering the history or "family values" republicans who have affairs and rape children (e.g. Robert Bentley, Jack Ryan, Mark Foley, Mark Sanford, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Dennis Hastert, Scott Desjarlais, David Vitter, Chris Lee, Michael Duvall, Carly Fiorina, John Ensign, Vito Fossella, David Petraeus, Bill Young, etc., ad nauseum), the motivation is most likely misdirection.  The easiest way to avoid mention of their own actions is to pander to hateful bigots who are predisposed to believing lies.

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