Trans identity has become a politicised red button issue in the US and elsewhere. How do we get past the partisan squabbling and parse the truth of the issue.
This is a matter of basic human decency and dignity
It would reduce discomfort for non-conforming cisgender individuals
Anyone whose gender presentation does not align with society's conventions would face fewer difficulties.
It is a matter of safety
Navigating the world as a visibly trans person is dangerous and taking away bathroom choice makes it even more so
Trans identities are valid
Being a trans woman is no diffrerent to being a cis woman, and they should not face different treatment
Trans women are not predators
The main argument against self identification is that trans people are a danger, but this is deeply untrue
Religious conceptions of gender
Religions are against trans people, so we should not allow them to self identify
Danger to cis women
Trans women are more dangerous and predatory than cis women, cis men could also take advantage of the law to gain access to female restrooms
The subject shouldn't even be a debate
To even ask the question acknowledges an issue that doesn’t exist
Transgenders require treatment not validation
It is impossible to force people to use the bathroom of their birth sex.
It can't be policed
There is no practical way of enforcing a prohibitive bathroom law
This page was last edited on Sunday, 28 Apr 2019 at 19:11 UTC