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Essay On Bathrooms

Transgendered individuals have recently been facing many obstacles concerning their freedom of expression and personal preferences. One of these challenges is the right to use whichever bathroom they deem appropriate to their gender identity. Legislation has passed laws that prohibit transgendered persons from using bathrooms that don’t match their sex. Some laws have even gone as far as to limit based on outward appearance alone. Many retail locations have changed policies to cater to those who feel displaced due to these laws. They’ve provided unisex bathrooms and thus given transgenders an option outside of female or male only bathrooms. A good number of people figured their concerns had been acknowledged; however, those in the LGBT community…show more content…
They argued that they felt uncomfortable with a man using the same bathroom as their young daughters. The fear of pedophilia and molestation rose against transgendered males. The counter argument to this proposition was simple. These men had already been using the bathroom with their children for years. The women just weren’t aware they were transgender. Nothing would change by them getting permission to use their bathrooms or vice versa. The women did not notice the men who were transgendered because they were focused on using the bathroom, as were the transgendered males. If the focus remained on using the bathroom in the past, why would it stop now? There are countless stories of young girls and boys who get molested in bathrooms by their same sex all the time. It’s not an issue that should be singled-out to transgender men only. Transgendered males using the same facilities as women do not automatically make them predators. If anything, they tend to be attracted to males, so how would they be a threat to young female…show more content…
If control of a basic choice such as using the bathroom begins, who knows what the next regulation will be. The LGBT community have come far in their fight for equal treatment, and whether there is support towards the movement or not, to set their progress back is wrong. Everyone is entitled to the life they desire to live. It is not just to police how people choose to use the restroom. This is not a fair practice, and it elevates one power over another. It’s honestly reminiscent of earlier struggles with race relations. There is danger in ignoring how these sorts of situations played out in the past. If transgendered people are permitted to use the bathroom of their choice, this will bring them happiness. It will also save those who have traits that resemble the opposite sex from embarrassment. Complications arose after legislation was passed. The issue should have been left as it was before. No one knew the difference, and nobody cared. Transgendered people don’t deserve discrimination for who they are, and the bathroom law is an example of just
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