Transexual Students Win Lawsuit To Use 'Gender Appropriate' Restrooms And This Shouldn't Affect Men At All
Pink News- The US Department of Justice has ruled that trans students have the right to use the appropriate facilities for their gender.
The decision was in response to a federal lawsuit from trans student Gavin Grimm – the first trans person to sue for bathroom rights in a federal court.
The Gloucester school district in Virginia voted to ban trans students from using appropriate bathrooms, instead forcing Gavin and other potential trans students to use the toilets of their “biological gender”. He was subjected to abuse, such as being compared to a dog and having his genitals discussed, in meetings at which he was present.
At the time, the school board said: “This issue is not about one student; rather, it’s about all our students. We as a Board are seeking to do what’s best for our district in an open, transparent manner.”
The Department of Justice has ruled that not allowing trans students access to the appropriate facilities would be considered sex discrimination.
Asaf Orr, an attorney from The National Center For Lesbian Rights said: “The federal government’s position is not only consistent with decades of legal precedent, but also the experiences of many school districts throughout the country that are implementing inclusive policies without incident.
“As those districts have learned, affirming a transgender student’s gender identity is an important part of creating a safe and inclusive school where all students can thrive.”
Try to stay with me here, because it's a Monday after a holiday weekend, and I got to be honest, the words aren't exactly flowing off the finger tips. Isn't it kind of funny that the entire definition of the word 'gender' has completely changed? For instance, I am fine with society's recent proclivity to accept people for what gender they want to identify as. However, if you read this sentence,
"The US Department of Justice has ruled that trans students have the right to use the appropriate facilities for their gender", a year ago it would have a completely different meaning. A year ago that would have just meant that people with penises use the men's room and vaginas use the ladies room. Simple enough. Now we have just redefined an age old concept. Completely taken the science and biology out of a term that was once reliant upon it. I am not saying that it's wrong, it's just....weird, and it kind of highlights why there is a group of people that are still trying to fully grasp what in the hell is going on.
Regardless, I am fully aware that male restrooms and female restrooms are two very different atmospheres. Judging by the fact that women find it necessary to have company whenever they go to relieve themselves, I can only imagine that women's rooms everywhere are filled with a lot of gossip, interaction, and if my dreams don't deceive me, a ton of closet lesbian activities. In those circumstances I could see why it would be weird for a bunch of females to encounter a 'woman' that either has a tucked in penis or "the worst case of hemorrhoids I have EVER seen!" (shoutout to Ace Ventura).
However, if there are men out there that have an issue with transexuals sharing a bathroom with them then they are the outcasts. Would it be weird to see a 'guy' squat over a urinal? Absolutely, but if you recognize things that are going on around you in a men's bathroom you need psychiatric help. That may seem like a weird thing to say in an increasingly observant society, but if there is one place to be an oblivious introvert it is a men's bathroom. I could walk into a scene straight out of 'Where The Wild Things Are' and I wouldn't blink an eye. It's a pretty simple process. Throw on the blinders, B-line to the first open hole in the wall, rush through the pissing process without getting any splash back, pretend to wash your hands thoroughly, and get the fuck out of there. No wasted movements. No wandering eyes. The guy next to me at the urinal could have 3 penises and not a ball in sight, and I would miss pretty much the most sensational blog material ever for an opportunity to stare straight ahead of me at the wall. A men's restroom is a goddamn cesspool of humanity. We don't acknowledge similarities. We don't acknowledge differences. We only acknowledge that we all want to spend the least amount of time in there as possible, regardless of our company.