- Politics and Social Issues
The Transgender Restrooom Issue, isn't a real issue
American Politics love wasting time.
This issue is roughly nine months old, and I'm not surprised that it's resurfaced. But about nine months ago, the Denizens of Houston Texas, shot down the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, as the issue was over Transgendered people choosing the bathroom of their choice. The implication of the activists against transgendered bathroom has this looking like men are entering women's bathrooms and vice versa. And recently with a teenage boy in the Fort Worth,Texas area, identifying as a transgendered girl doing exactly that, and this case getting so much attention that it reached the White House. And as a result, similar laws allowing Transgendered bathrooms in South Dakota, North Carolina, and Massachusettes are being debated. I can't help but feel this rather excessive. And here's why...
I'm not heavily convinced that Transgendered people having their own bathrooms should be a thing. Mostly because of how the general transgendered person has already surgically altered themselves to their preferred gender. Recent examples are the Wachowski siblings and Caitlyn Jenner, as they went under the surgical knife in their late 40s/early 50s. Therefore the Trans-men have and do use the men's restrooms and transwomen use the women's restrooms. That being said, you gotta look at who made the argument:"Kids, second wave teenage Millennials" to be exact. And barring the fact that they're part of the current generational punching bag, (of which I'm ashamed to be the first wave of) what do teenagers usually want? The answer is:"Instant gratification." They don't wanna feel important ten years from now, much less three years from now. No, they wanna feel important "NOW!" And political activism is the quickest way to do it. These kids wanna look back on their lives when they're old and gray and say:"I did something important with my life." They could join the military or the fields of Law Enforcement, Firefighting, or medical, but they're not mentally capable of such things. So instead of choosing a profession that requires effort and dedication, they choose something quick and easy.
And they're not being told to wait, because kids this heavily ruled by their emotions are easy to control, which, given how American politics work, especially in this election environment, is a plus.
- ​Houston LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance rejected by voters - CBS News
This is where I'm sure it all started where Houston's religious minded public shot down the Transgender right to use the bathroom of their choice, which in some ways comes off as idiotic.
- South Dakota passes transgender student bathroom ban bill - CBS News
South Dakota is one of the first states to pass the transgender restroom bill.
- Transgender bathroom use debates play out across U.S. - CBS News
North Carolina is the latest state to approve a law to require transgender people to use restrooms that correspond with their biological gender
- Transgender bathroom debate likely headed to Supreme Court - CBS News
Three-judge panel said in decision last month Virginia high school discriminated against transgender teen by forbidding him from using boy's restroom