02-25-2017, 05:56 PM
I had a long conversation with my mother over this. Even though she is religiously conservative, my brother is transgender so she's super conflicted. In her mind she had a hard time separating the idea of race segregated bathrooms during jim crow and sex segregated bathrooms today. So I told her about a friend of mine who told me when she was a girl she was sexually assaulted on the school bus on an almost daily basis. That couldn't happen at the private Christian academy that I went to because whenever we did bus trips there were adults riding in the back and if the trip was at night either the lights were kept on or the bus was segregated by gender. The segregation wasn't anti girl or anti transgender (transgenders wouldn't have been accepted at this religious school anyway), and they weren't really so worried about sexual assault as they were just sex period. But I'm digressing. The point is that the problem with this whole argument is how it is being framed. Gender specific bathrooms didn't come about to be "anti tranny". In fact they predate sex reassignment therapy/surgery. It has always been about protecting women. And there have already be cases of men, dressing as women, going into the women's bathroom to put their phone cameras under the stall. Here is a sample story from NBC Washington.
Note that these stories are always only carried locally to prevent this truth from infecting the public consciousness.
Now as far as the kiddies go, a parent who will send his/her child to a school where they already know the child as one sex but the child now wants to be the other sex is a liberal drama queen and unfit parent. Middle school and high school are tough enough as is. Why complicate it? If your child REALLY wants to be the opposite sex then move somewhere else where he can have a decent shot to really pass as she or vice versa. Or move to a transgender friendly school district like New York or San Fransisco. Seriously. Being able to go to the little girls room will be the least of your child's problems in many schools. Goodness people are stupid as hell.