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
This however, only aggravates the difficulties that already exist within the changes occurring, due to the comfort level of having to different genders share the same restroom. Contrary to popular belief this does not happen often, because the transgender person will habitually if not always use the bathroom they feel best matches their gender. (Transequality, 2016). It is common misunderstandings such as these examples that are averting people from supporting and comprehending how basic the issue is. Like everyone else the trans population would like equal access to public restrooms.
This group of Americans identifies as transgender, which means they do not fit society’s expectations of how a specific gender should look and behave. (gaycenter.org, 2012). When using a bathroom a person is most likely only offered with two choices, men’s and women’s. By only giving the choice of using a Men’s or a Women’s bathroom has further enforces the gender binary: “In the moment that one must choose between two doors—one marked “men” and one marked “women”—the binary construction of gender is never more blatantly
A person born as a male but who identifies as a female would feel very uncomfortable in the men’s bathroom, yet could be in trouble for going into the women’s restroom. Gender-neutral restrooms are an easy solution to the ever growing issue of which bathroom should be used by transgender people. Another simple, yet effective, solution would be to allow the transgendered community to simply use the restroom of whichever sex it is that they identify with. Gender separation in public restrooms has long been the norm in the United States. While in the past it was not designed this way to be discriminatory; in this day and age it creates a physical exclusion of the transgendered community.
This however, only aggravates the difficulties that already exist within the changes occurring, because it causes some to feel uncomfortable at the thought of two different sexes sharing one bathroom at the same time. Although this is often not the case, because the transgender person will often if not always use the bathroom they feel best matches their gender. (Transequality, 2016). It is common misinterpretations such as these that are averting people from supporting and understanding how simple the issue is. Like everyone else the trans population would like equal access to public restrooms.
The question as to which bathroom transgender people should use has been a huge debate over the last few years. Some people claim they should use the bathroom of whatever gender they identify with while others claim this will result in them harassing cisgender people using the bathroom and that instead transgender people should use the bathroom according to their assigned gender at birth. Another solution that is often suggested is to institute a gender neutral bathroom for either just transgender people or for everyone to use. In general transgender men and women are men are simply that: men and women and they should be able to use the bathroom that best correlates with their gender identity. Transgender people are the gender they identify
Florida’s, Texas’s and Kentucky’s new proposed bathroom laws have “caused fear and dismay among transgender people around the country” (Tannehill). Kentucky laws are more focused on the school systems but Florida 's and Texas’s laws treat transgenders as if they were criminals. Both of these states have regulations that will give transgenders civil and or criminal charges for using the bathroom they identify with (Tannehill). A transgender could be charged a fine for using the wrong bathroom and “people who report a transgender people in the bathroom to claim civil damages, for example a bounty” (Tannehill). Florida and Texas are trying to look out for the best interest of the majority population, however, “we all have to use the bathroom, but these laws would seemingly force transgender people to choose between fines and jail, risking horrific violence or leaving the state” (Tannehill).
This law concedes the right of transgendered students to use bathrooms based on their gender identity. They can also participate in sports based on their gender identity too. The opposition contends that this bill may create unnecessary awkward situations for both males and females. All in all, a transgendered individual is defined as someone who does not identify with their biological sex, rather, they identify as another gender; it is not a mental disorder. Transgendered people are portrayed in the media as either molesters or insane killers in television shows and political advertisements.
Many people believe that letting transgender people use the bathroom they want is violating the rights of the rest of the population. Due to this, bills have been and continue to be proposed that would make everyone use the bathroom that matches the sex on their legal documents. In order to avoid discrimination and other issues, this would mean that restaurants and other establishments would have to make every customer provide identification to get into the bathroom (Metlzer). For those who are not transgender, this would seem annoying and unnecessary. For those who are, it might be a sensitive subject, as many consider it a very private part of their lives.
Current methods of hormonal contraception have many harmful side effects that can alter the mental and physical health of an individual. These side effects negatively impact on heterosexual women’s lives, as many feel “pressure and responsibility” (Lipton-Lubet, 2012) to take hormonal contraception if they do not want to conceive. Birth control can help gap gender inequality, as it allows women to engage in heterosexual sex without having the worry of unwanted pregnancy. However, this argument suggests that women’s natural, biological ability to have children makes them naturally inferior to men. Hormonal contraception was created to stop ovulation in order to prevent pregnancy and allow women more control over whether they have children or not.