So Trump repealed a
law Obama put in place making it illegal to tell a trans person to pee in the bathroom of their sex instead of their gender. Wasn’t even a law, it was just guidance that apparently was heading to the Supreme Court anyway. My bad, my grasp of America isn’t super. My Twitter feed is all in a tizzy about it and I figured I’d do a quick shit post covering the main concerns of the trans bathroom debate. Strap in.
TRANS PEOPLE ARE VIOLENT PERVERTS JUST LOOKING TO ABUSE ME AND MY DAUGHTERS!
First of all, there are trans men too, not just trans women. Though ofcourse this debate seems to be centred on trans women and the ladies bathroom.
As for abuse and violence? If you dig deep enough you can find 50 instances of this happening world wide. Like how Liberty Council did. If we take *just* the ones which happened on American soil you’re left with 34, across 32 years. Just over 1 a year. You’re more likely to fall off the toilet and die than be abused by a trans person in a bathroom.
This is then compounded the fact that statistics show trans people to make up between 0.3% and 0.6% of the population – but for generosity sake, lets say 1%. That means for every 100 people you meet, 99 of them won’t be trans and 1 will. The chances that you are even going to be in the bathroom at the same time as a trans person are tiny, let alone be abused by one.
BUT TRANS WOMEN ARE BIOLOGICALLY MALE AND BIO MALES TEND TO BE ATTRACTED TO WOMEN!!!!!!
So we should ban lesbians too then? Or can lesbians control their sexual urges inherently better than anyone else? What’s the science on this?
Oh and don’t even pull that “but lesbians are a minority” crap either. Trans women are a smaller minority, not to mention research has shown that women tend to be bisexual but never straight. Not sure how much I believe it, but yeah, it has been studied.
I’M A RAPE VICTIM AND DON’T WANT TO PEE OR GET CHANGED WITH ///MEN/// BECAUSE I WILL BE TRIGGERED.
Again, this issue isn’t merely about trans women. It’s about trans people, that includes trans men. Creating a law to keep trans women out of the women’s restroom inherently puts trans men in there. Unless you want to start creating a “one rule for one another rule for another” situation – which isn’t really in line with freedom & equality.
If you want guys like the below in your bathrooms then please ladies, continue pushing this crap:
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PENISES!?
I’m trans, I’m dysphoric as heck about stuff like that. The last thing I’m gonna do is get it out and wave it around you know? If I’m using a changing room or going to the bathroom, I’m gonna go in, go in a stall, do what I need to do, then go out. In the case of locker rooms where there are no stalls – I’d more than likely go into a bathroom stall all the same.
Think of trans people like the fat girl who wears a tshirt in the swimming pool. We’re not going to be showing you anything we don’t want you to see dude.
BUT TRANS WOMEN ARE STRONG AND COULD KILL WOMEN EASILY
My 5’10” skinny bio sex female partner can pin me with one hand. ONE HAND.
I know, that’s anecdotal, but in general trans women are on hormones which block testosterone. This hormone is basically entirely responsible for the strength gap between biosex females and males. Once you start blocking it, and replacing it with oestrogen as per a biosex female, your body starts to function more like a biosex female.
So you produce less muscle, your bone density gets less and falls in line with your gender. Your bones can’t get shorter, so if you’re tall you’ll always be tall, but you’ll be more akin to a tall female in bone density than a tall male. Sidebar: this is why blocker medication for trans kids is so important, because a lot of the changes that happen in natural puberty are totally irreversible, but they don’t need to be reversed at all if they never happened.
And once again. Trans men are a thing. For all the reasons I explained above, but in reverse, trans men in the women’s bathroom are more “dangerous” than trans women in terms of strength. Testosterone beefs them up, adds to their bone density. I guarantee you there are very few trans women who could beat trans men in a straight wrestle competition. This is not a legitimate argument for what you’re aiming for.
If there’s any I missed feel free to let me know, I’ll address any concern you throw my way. 🙂