... What I will state, over and over, again is that we should not dismiss fears, however irrational we think they may be. People do NOT fear transgenders. What people fear is that this open policy has opened the door for perverts, pretending to be transies, taking advantage of the situation. ...
Because they can be penalized for being there.
Absolutely. When you consider the percentage of "transgender" people as compared to the percentage of pervs, it's a no-brainer.
That's the core of the problem. Until recently, the site of a male going into a female restroom would raise concerns. Now we won't know if something's amiss. Maybe the male is a pervert or maybe he just thinks he's a female.
They can be penalized for doing those things they aren't supposed to do. But there is no reason to penalize people for being someplace that others think they shouldn't be just because others have some irrational fear. If someone really wanted to attack someone in the restroom, take the risk of someone catching them, they aren't going to care about being penalized for being in the restroom.
You're probably right about that. Others, however, might be there for some cheap thrills. They might want to be there so they can see what they can see. The bathroom law and its penalties could prevent that
Absolutely correct but that doesn't mean we should make it easier for some perverts to get into female restrooms.
The percentage of "pervs" who would risk trying something in the restroom is extremely small compared to the percentage of even transgender people, let alone gender nonconforming people, who are going to face harassment over laws like this.
And you know this how?
No, it won't. The likelihood of any bathroom laws preventing people from getting "cheap thrills" are very small because of many factors that have absolutely nothing to do with who gets to use the restroom, what they may or may not have between their legs, or what sex their birth certificate says they are.
Most people don't notice or don't care, or figure they will mind their own business, mainly because "what if they're wrong". What if that person really is a woman? Now youve just harassed someone
Total number of registered sex offenders nationwide in the U.S. 747,408
The most frequently cited estimate is that 700,000 people in the United States, are transgender.
Ha ha, nope.. There are more pervs than TG's and that is assuming NO TG's are pervs, which would obviously be a false assumption..
Not to mention all the pervs not caught and on the sex offender registry..
wrong wrong wrong
I don't understand how that can be. Now if I see a man going into the ladies room, by law I have to assume he thinks he's a female. In the old days, we could assume he was a pervert and might have been able to do something about it.