I don't typically share my opinions on issues that might be controversial because I don't enjoy how free people feel with posting hateful things on social media targeted at those they disagree with. Politics is the worst, and yet, we find ourselves in a political arena year again! What I want to share is not about politics, well it might be, but I choose to ignore it if it is, but it is about potty breaks.
The thought of transgenders having a choice of which restroom to use, according to their comfort zone, isn't the issue. The issue is that a company felt they needed to announce it as a policy.
Why are we afraid of transgenders using the same restroom as we do? Do we think they are not already using the same ones now? I have never seen restroom signs with a penis and a vagina sign outside the doors stating you must have one or the other to enter. In other countries, there are holes in the ground and everyone stands or squats for their potty break. I personally want my privacy in a stall, but I'm not so concerned about whether the others taking a potty break are standing or sitting. I certainly do not plan to stay in the potty break room long enough to care and if we are worried about our children, and we are, we should never send them to any location alone, concessions, restrooms, etc. without our supervision, ever.
Not all transgenders are pedophiles, perverts, or rapists, just like all men are not, all gays are not, and all women are not. Some are. It is sad, sick, and they are using the restrooms with us now. So, for me, the transgender issue is more about some people wanting attention for their choices and others pushing back in disagreement.
In my opinion, there are typically three restroom choices that we can select from that make us feel most comfortable; you like dresses, you like pants, you have little kids and need more room. Oh, and remember to consider the fact that the dress restroom typically has the lids down and the pants one has them up or none at all. There are two potty break organs, the penis, and the vagina. Change the signs if you want. Go where you want, but don't take a stand for something that is already available. I've never been barred from a "pants" potty when I needed it, and I would never stop someone from using the "dress" potty if they prefer a private stall.
I understand that there are "bathroom laws" and I know that some will never be happy win or lose. I dunno. I suppose I'm rambling and I have not been kept from potty breaking where I want to, but I do think we need to concentrate on more important issues like curing cancer, or making sure that kids tummies are full enough to learn. Let's address this issue outside of politics and inside the hearts of humanity.
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