Why are Americans so obsessed over nonsensical, inane matters such as which desi

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  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 7 years ago

    Why are Americans so obsessed over nonsensical, inane matters such as which designated gender

    should use what bathroom & the obsession with celebrities over where they live, how they act, what they wear, where they eat/travel/shop & why they react when other celebrities go on to better things?  Aren't there MORE IMPORTANT things in America than dwelling or rather obsessing on minutiae?


  2. jlpark profile image80
    jlparkposted 7 years ago

    Because it takes their focus off themselves.

    By focusing on those who differ from them in anyway, they can ignore the issues that they should work on to make themselves a better person, to care for others, to make the world a better place for others.

    They can ignore the things they don't like about themselves by focusing on the others who they may wish to be (celebrities etc).

    Looking at ones self, and what one could do to better others involves being aware of ones failings. Not many people like to be aware of those.

    I agree that there are much more important things to worry about - but at the same time, given the awful laws, and the treatment of those who are affected by those laws - I have to speak up on those, as well as focusing on the other needs of society. Because if no one stands up for those who are discriminated against - people are harmed.

    1. Tusitala Tom profile image67
      Tusitala Tomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This very insightful, Jacqui, and 'spot on.'   Moreover, our mass media and our advertising and marketing people love it.   They make money out of conflict.   That's the way the world is at the moment.  However, it will change.

  3. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 7 years ago

    It's simply a matter of changing tides of America's societal cultures,   What IS acceptable for a "normal " behavior ?   Personally , I don't like the direction we are headed .   AND it's all downhill. 

    Does anyone remember when you could say ' Oh well,  at least most of us are normal ",   well,   goodbye to that !

    1. Austinstar profile image84
      Austinstarposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So, you are a 'glass half empty' kind of guy! Well, once we pass 50, it's all downhill, right?

    2. profile image0
      ahorsebackposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have faith in humanity in the long run though . It just may take a revolution  first .

    3. ptosis profile image69
      ptosisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The only thing normal is the cycle on a washing machine. Confusing the 80% bell curve as being correct instead of average means that you consider yourself part of the 'in' crowd and not an exceptional, odd, outsider pariah. Self massaging the ego

    4. tamarawilhite profile image87
      tamarawilhiteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Normal is defined by the majority or average. Transgenderism is a body dysmorphic disorder, but politically protected to try to prove there's no difference between men and women.

    5. jlpark profile image80
      jlparkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So we'll just ignore the science that says that trans women have male genitalia but female brains (physical differences to cis-gender male brains). Yes, gender dysphora is the mental health side, but there are physical differences too.

  4. ptosis profile image69
    ptosisposted 7 years ago


    Because  the idea of a nonbinary sex  still explodes people's minds.

    Historically, babies with birth defects were killed. By 374 AD infanticide was illegal in Rome, but offenders were rarely ever prosecuted. Isn't people obsessed with bathrooms and gender just PC prejudice? Imagine talking or meeting this person at the store. Would you rudely stare? Or would you be polite and treat this person like any other stranger at your neighborhood store? What kind of person would intrude the privacy of others? Fear? Maybe if read a story of one person would invoke empathy ... http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36092431

    1. tamarawilhite profile image87
      tamarawilhiteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I pity that person's mental illness, but that's not a reason for me to shower at the gym next to a biologically intact male who retains his sexual attraction to women because he says he's a woman.

  5. pagesvoice profile image75
    pagesvoiceposted 7 years ago

    Personally, I have no idea why people have an issue with unisex bathrooms. For crying out loud, Trader Joe's has had unisex bathrooms as long as I can remember! I think the "Religious freedom" folks are so entrenched in their mind-controlled organizations that thinking independently and clearly is beyond their comprehension.

    Regarding the obsession with celebrities, where they live, what they wear, their political convictions, and yadda, yadda, I can only surmise people get caught up in the nonsense because of some deep-seeded desire to be rich and famous like the celebrities they worship. Truth be told, I have no idea how many Kardashians there are, nor do I know what one does or the other one doesn't. I don't fall prey to those looking for publicity because they are nothing more than bloodsuckers. I also blame the media for promoting ignoramuses with an IQ of 12 as though they have something important to contribute. 

    My rule of thumb is to not watch any...and I really do mean not one...reality show. For me, this rule keeps my head clear of silliness and obscene hedonism.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image47
      bradmasterOCcalposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Where was unisex mentioned?? These are single use bathrooms, not the public multiple person bathrooms. I am sorry but your answer didn't make any sense whatsoever. ??

    2. pagesvoice profile image75
      pagesvoiceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      For crying out loud, we're talking about a bathroom and not some red light district. If you don't like the way a person looks who is entering a restroom then simply wait until they leave. It's not rocket science.

    3. Misfit Chick profile image75
      Misfit Chickposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Unisex bathrooms are rare and people use them, knowing that. Some men will use any excuse just for a perverted 'peek' - even put on a dress and claim to be transgendered. Actual transg using women's bathroom, sure. Not any 'drag' who dresses up.

    4. ptosis profile image69
      ptosisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      +CMostly So it's transgenders' fault that this heterosexual pervert likes to look at women under the stall?

    5. tamarawilhite profile image87
      tamarawilhiteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It is not just bathrooms. Say transgenders get to go where the women do, and you get men with male organs getting to use women's showers, locker rooms, changing rooms, saunas, shelters. IT IS NOT JUST BATHROOMS!

    6. pagesvoice profile image75
      pagesvoiceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Fear and scare tactics accomplish nothing except division and hatred. How many priests sexually abused boys and conservative congressmen caught in homosexual relationships, nabbed in men's rooms tapping their feet under a stall? Fear them first.

  6. bradmasterOCcal profile image47
    bradmasterOCcalposted 7 years ago

    One of the main reasons is that our basic laws were developed with a pretty powerful Christian influence. Over time they have been diluted but they still have a foothold. The East Coast had the blue laws, where businesses were forced to stay closed on Sundays. These blue laws are gone today.

    We still don't allow nudity at most of our beaches or in public, and that is the Puritan legacy. There were laws like those against Sodomy, but as sodomy is used by gays, of course these laws have been removed.

    Getting to the base of your ?, as long as we segregate public restrooms, and other areas such as public showers, and school showering etc, we don't have the ability or capacity to change them to multiple faux genders. The system is not setup to handle it.

    The inane and nonsensical comes from those that want the norm to embrace as normal the faux genders. Biology, and human design clearly has only two genders, Male and Female.

    Until there is a new acceptable faux gender paradigm, the current biological 2 gender system must remain intact. We are talking about a 100,000 non normal genders forcing a change that affects 340 million normal people. Well normal in the gender sense.

    So trying to do that is more than inane and nonsensical, it is also ridiculous and absurd. The US is not Europe and I doubt whether anyone really wants the US to emulate Europe.

    Even the UK is somewhere between the US and Europe in culture.

    The law cannot change social issues. Roe v Wade didn't change Abortion and Pro Life, and Gay Marriages really didn't help marriage or gay couples that don't want to get married. How many straight couples are going to sodomize just because it is not illegal. How many people would even detect people performing consensual sodomy. It is not like this private act is going public in most homes.

    My point is that we didn't have to change the law, just don't do you private stuff in public. Shouldn't that be the general rule, rather than using powerful political and financial clout for the super minority to get the rest of us to consent to making the private acts appear in the public view.

    What people do behind closed doors and prying eyes should be their business as long as it doesn't hurt the innocent.

    We have bigger more critical and pressing problems in the country and in the world. but this is  a group of a super minority that is acting like kids when their mother is on the phone.

    1. ptosis profile image69
      ptosisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      multiple faux genders.? Humans are non-binary. Don't blame you for not understanding. Took me years to understand. Blew my mind when somebody said there were 7 sexes 30 years ago because I thought of the sex act/ genitals & not chromosomes.

    2. tamarawilhite profile image87
      tamarawilhiteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      To say we have a rape culture but that men can use facilities like bathrooms and showers segregated for women's safety by putting on a dress is insane.

  7. tamarawilhite profile image87
    tamarawilhiteposted 7 years ago

    Because it is a violation of a woman's privacy to be lectured or assaulted by a mentally ill man in a dress while she's in the bathroom, shower, changing room or locker room.
    Because it is a sign of how far liberal denial of reality has gone to say we have to cater to the crazy dude in the dress (80%+ of transgenders are men, fewer than a quarter have the surgery to remove the male organs) because what he thinks is true. Ditto to say that transgenders have something wrong with the brain, but then say we have to alter the body to suit the mental illness instead of treat the mental illness with therapy to rectify mind with reality.

    There is also the personal aspect of it. Politics can seem far away, but this ends up with men in women's bathrooms lecturing women on how they are more feminine than women (I had this personal experience), boys in the girls' locker rooms, peeping incidents by people abusing this (Ottawa cancelled coed bathrooms for this reason), sex predators abusing the tolerance to harm women.


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