Why The Trans-Bathroom Controversy Is Idiotic
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Why The Trans-Bathroom Controversy Is Idiotic

All over the country there is massive amounts of debate over North Carolina's new bathroom law. Here's my thoughts on it.

Why The Trans-Bathroom Controversy Is Idiotic

So there's quite the controversy over the whole law in North Carolina about making gender requirements on bathrooms. Some people are outraged on both sides, people saying that they're obviously discriminatory towards transgender people and others saying that they're putting them and their kids at risk of having creepy pedophiles in their public bathrooms. I think one of the most important things to take into account is that trans people have already been using the bathrooms they feel comfortable with for a long time.

This is Buck.

Buck has felt like a man since the day he was born. Buck is actually quite a manly man. Manlier than I am, that's for sure. Anyways, Buck prefers to use the men's restroom. I'm not particularly interested in Buck's genitals. (He is good looking.) Buck is not necessarily interested in telling you and everyone else about his genitals. Whatever you may have presumed about Buck's genitals, on his birth certificate he is registered as a female. According to North Carolina's new law, Buck would be legally forced to use the ladies' restroom.

One big issue with this is the opposition is using a heavy dogmatic fear of rape to justify their position. Rape is certainly a massive problem and needs to be dealt with, yet we are going about it entirely in the wrong ways.

There seems to be a growing mistrust of others in our community, I personally blame it on horror movies but there is no substantial evidence for that. People seem to think their neighbors are plotting on killing them and their families with little to no reason, thinking that the world is a cold harsh place full of serial killer rapists. There certainly are serial killer rapists, but we undoubtedly over-exaggerate the threat.

Just like school shootings. Everybody is terrified its Muslims who are going to shoot up these schools, yet they have been almost entirely carried out by sociopathic white kids on way too many prescription drugs.

Public bathrooms are literally the worst place to rape somebody, as you have a massive risk of somebody coming into the bathroom as well as the fact that you would have to get out of the Target (or whatever store you just raped somebody in the bathroom) which is full of cameras, without being noticed or filmed on any of those cameras, despite the fact that your victim is probably going to come out of the bathroom right after you incredibly distressed. A public bathroom is literally the stupidest place to try and rape somebody, and if rapists were targeting people in public bathrooms we would probably be arresting a lot more of them

Now, I'm sure that people have been raped in public bathrooms, yet it is incredibly rare. The RAINN reports that 82 percent of sexual assault is carried out by somebody the victim knows. It's much easier for a sexual aggressor to lure somebody into a situation that's hard to get out of or find help or somebody else to interrupt the sexual assault. That's why so many more rapes are carried out by someone the victim trusts as opposed to some stranger.

Transgender people are the most likely demographic of people to kill themselves, and this is highly co-relational with the excessive amounts of sexual scrutiny and shame they undergo their entire lives. They few trans people that I know are unbelievably shy and sweet, and in public bathrooms they just want to pee in peace and get on with their day.

Once again we have a parade of Jesus freaks throwing a tantrum over trying to solve a problem that is virtually nonexistent by imposing on an entire demographic of people's rights. The sad thing is that it's probably their preacher who is going to be raping their kids on a church retreat, not a pedophile in a public bathroom.

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