So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
I strongly support this verse. I truly believe that God our maker/creator, does create each of us in His image. He makes us male and female. Now, I am not saying He didn’t make you, the transgender person. I am saying, I believe God made you, what you are, regardless of what you identify with. He made you. That is my point. I make this point so that you understand, I don’t judge you. You are what you are, and that is between you and God. Now with that said, I can’t stay quiet any longer on this whole bathroom issue.
I’m a female, and when I use the public washroom, I feel exposed as it is. The stalls hardly provide total privacy. I’m always aware that any person can see me through the slits on the door. Look underneath or climb up on the seat and see me overhead. The only comfort I get in this is knowing that the other women understand this vulnerability. We have a code of ethics in the ladies room. We don’t do those things. We keep to ourselves. When it comes to potty time, we are very private and modest. You’ll have to excuse us. We didn’t grow up writing our names in the snow. Therefore, we aren’t as comfortable with that bodily function. We don’t want men in the bathroom. It is hard enough to use the potty when you have an audience of women listening.
Now for those who are insisting that we allow transgenders in our washroom for their safety, let me clue you in on the real world.
For the past 3 years I was a teacher’s aide or substitute teacher for Kindergarten through High School. I can tell you right now that the generation that is in school is far more accepting than the previous one. However, and this is a big however, there is still an overwhelming amount of bullies. Those bullies make everyone’s life hard. They get off picking on those who are defenseless. They choose to pick on special needs students, and those who are gay and/or lesbian. Now what do you think will happen to the boy that uses the girls washroom because that is the gender he identifies with? Let me tell you, they will be pounded. We are setting them up for a beating that could quite possibly kill them. Which leads me to my third reason why boys should not use a girls bathroom.
Girls and transgenders will not be safe. Transgenders won’t be safe for the reasons I just stated. Girls won’t be safe for this reason: It isn’t the transgender boy who rapes a woman in the United States, it is the heterosexual male. In fact, every 107 seconds a heterosexual male commits a sexual crime against a woman in this country. Now we give those males a right to our washrooms. They can enter under disguise and what do you think will happen to us females? There we will be females of various ages, in a compromising position, when a criminal male dressed as a female enters our private domain. You see it isn’t the transgender male we fear. The transgender male doesn’t fear women. In fact, the transgender and the females in this country have one common enemy, the heterseuxal male who made this a law. Now for the transgender female who wants to use a boy’s bathroom. She will do so extremely cautious. She knows who her enemy is and she won’t be stupid. She knows the risk and if she choses to take it, that is her choice.
Now here is my final argument. I have a disabled spouse and a few disabled grandchildren. They can’t use a public washroom by themselves and need assistance. Where is the outcry for them? Why isn’t our president more concerned with making washrooms accessible for those who disabilities? Having one stall in the ladies room with and extra wide door for a wheelchair IS NOT ACCESSIBLE. What about the disabled person who must be laid down?
There is currently 0.3% transgender adults living in the United States.
An estimated 48.9 million people, or 19.4% of the non-institutionalized civilians, have a disability. An estimated 24.1 million people have a severe disability. An estimated 34.2 million people, or 17.5%, have a functional limitation.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
So what do I suggest to be the solution?
Private bathrooms. Bathrooms that have doors that lock. Bathrooms that have wide doors for wheelchairs,and a table for a disabled person to be placed upon. Bathrooms that can accommodate a family.
We are all created by God, male and female, some are gay or lesbian, a few transgender; and apparently a whole lot disabled. Why isn’t there any concern for them?