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conservativecat Wrote: why should 99.7 % of the people change the way they use bathrooms to accommodate 0.3 % of men who want to use the ladies room or women who want to pee in men's?
I look at it as women's health issue - women don't need the added opportunity for a sexual predator to say he's trans and go into a women's bathroom. Making that legal invites problems.
It's interesting how the same exact argument that was used to keep black people from using the same bathrooms as white people are now being used against transgender people.
And I've been in countless concert and sports venues where women brazenly walk into the men's room because the women's line is twice as long. I've never witnessed one guy express the slightest hint of outrage and most of the time we just let the woman cut in line because the vast majority of us just needed to pee.
This is not a women's health issue. There is zero evidence that transgender people are using public restrooms to commit rape. In fact, evidence shows that transgender people who are forced to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificate are more prone to abuse. That's because someone born a woman but now identifies as a man looks like a man and that can be awkward if they are forced to use a woman's bathroom.
Which situation would a non transgender woman feel more comfortable in? One where a man who identifies as a woman and looks like a woman uses the private stall in a women's bathroom to conduct her "business" or one where a woman who identifies as a man and dresses like a man is forced to use the women's bathroom?
conservativecat Wrote: The true solution is unisex bathrooms - individual bathrooms, one person at a time. Problem solved.
I don't disagree, but we're a long way from that in the deeply red states. I live in Portland and the vast majority of new businesses have gender neutral unisex bathrooms, but I also travel a lot and we seem to be the exception and not the norm.