Politics can get ugly, even smelly, if you've ever gotten in a heated debate with a sweaty hippie or a foul-mouthed, foul-breath hypocrite.
And lately, bathrooms have entered the political arena. It's about to get stinky! We've got government telling us how to use the bathrooms now. All I can do is roll my eyes and say to myself...only Obama...
Prior to this, how did all the transgender get along in life without using public restrooms? Things that make you go hmmm....
Newsflash! We've been going to bathroom among them for decades!
I'm not new to the tropic of transgender- I was raised by one. I'm not new to seeing how they live, how they prefer to live, how they've been living prior to bathroom politics.
The entrance of politics only accomplishes one thing: It allows ANYONE to enter any bathroom. Literally! First of all, a transgender in a public restroom looks at least somewhat according to the bathroom they choose, therefore no warning bells go off in a paranoid mother's head while she's taking her toddler pee-pee.
Secondly, it's common sense that this new law protects perverts. As I sated above, if you truly identify as the opposite gender, you're trying your damndest to look it. And bless your heart, come on in the bathroom.
With politics in the bathroom though, nothing stops a very male-looking man from walking into a ladies restroom now. NOTHING. Instead of 'look the part', he only has supposedly 'identify' as a woman. Where's your government now?
Cops won't even help you because they're on best-behavior status thanks to 'Black Lives Matter' accusing them of being racist. Cops won't even so much as touch any of these special interest groups for you. If you have concerns, suck it up.
Obama announced: "Anybody who has been in school, in high school, who has been a parent should realize that kids who are sometimes in the minority — kids who have a different sexual orientation or are transgender — are subject to a lot of bullying, potentially,"
Obama really just needed to stop with, "Anyone who has been in high school (skip all the rest of the statement) are subject to a lot of bullying- potentially". Welcome to high school! But he thinks: "It’s part of our obligation as a society to make sure everybody is treated fairly."
Aside from laws, let's review human nature...
Trans have always had a right to use the bathroom. If a girly dude walks in, sure he/she might get stares. That's because trans represents a whopping 1.7% of our population in America! It's not something we see everyday. Different people will have different reactions. Trans are not getting stares, sneers, or even harassed because a lack of political involvement.
Majority of people can't possibly understand trans and the ugly people in the world will always be ugly regardless of laws- they will be crude regardless of rights. There are still racist folks well over a century since the abolishment of slavery. This is human nature.
Various groups and politicians believe government can change humans. Laws can change human nature. Wrong! Your child breaks a rule, not because they're an awful kid or they didn't know the rule, or they don't agree with the rule, but because it's in the nature of being a kid- testing boundaries.
High school is the true test of human nature...and sometimes the most extreme (and psychologically ugly) display of human nature. We can protect our kids, but we can't possibly make life fair for them. That's such an important lesson.
The youth today have high expectations of fairness and emotional coddling that goes well beyond healthy development.
Obama even set forth a threat with this law that state funds would be revoked from schools not participating. Invasive?
I wonder if he knows we have other great laws that state you may enter our country and abide by our laws after you have gone through the required process. Illegal immigration...happens every day. What about that law? Where's the consequences.
This latest political embarrassment comes with a social sting. It does nothing to further genuine transgender acknowledgement or education. Try as you might, there's no connection. It gives transgender media attention, but nothing so that people come to understand it more.
As I mentioned earlier, majority do not grasp Transgender, or Gender Identity Disorder. When they get misinformed it can turn out unfortunate, but for other reasons, such as blatant ignorance of the stupid kind.
The political involvement with this particular issue is merely a backhanded political agenda. Raising awareness isn't the goal. Raising blind followers who stay uninformed is the likely possibility.
Actual quote from a Seattle University college student: "Someone should be able to identify as a man or a woman or nothing".
I'm sorry did you say 'nothing'? I'm left wondering what bathroom a "nothing" uses...
Are we protecting legitimate rights? Or feelings?
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