Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’re probably aware of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 restricting transgendered men and women from using the bathrooms appropriate to their identified gender.
What you may or may not know is that other states are proposing similar measures.
Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. All have measures proposed to restrict trans-people from public facilities. Other states who have tried and failed are Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.
It seems to me a whole lot of fear of such a small and powerless portion of the population. And that got me wondering.
A 2014 study American Psychological Association confirms what gay men have always been saying since forever. They proved that homophobic straight men are more likely to have homosexual tendencies than their straight counterparts who have no discomfort with gay people.
So what might that mean about those who are transphobic?
Well, I don’t have the American Psychological Association doing a study for me, but I have my own ways of finding out.
A quick search in Google Trends shows us that the highest searches for the phrase Tranny Porn come from the states who are proposing these bills. Throw in a search for shemale porn and you get Kansas in the top ten as well.
But let’s get back to North Carolina.. You know what they like there better than Tranny porn? They like animal porn. And more than that, they like incest porn. And more than that, they like rape porn.
So apparently, a child in a North Carolina bathroom is more likely to be molested by a man in a dress if that man is her father.
This week, Tend Cruz tried to lend his support to the movement by saying “”I’ve spent a lot of years in law enforcement dealing with child predators that are sick individuals. That doesn’t mean that that is the people who are transgendered. But there are predators in the world, and just saying that you’re a man, you can go in the girls’ restroom if you feel like it, opens the door for criminals.”
And yet, in no other situation do we punish an innocent group of people because a criminal has pretended to be a part of that group.
It’s ironic he mentions law enforcement though, because while there are no documented cases of predators posing as transwomen to be able to commit sexual assault, each year, dozens of women and girls are raped by men posing as police officers. If Cruz’ logic were to be applied evenly, he’d be keeping police officers out of public bathrooms. Of course, that would be ridiculous.
You know what else is ridiculous?
Sending this woman..
And sending little girls into a men’s room, just because they were born with a penis.
A 2011 Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey tells us that one in two transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives. 12 percent of transgender youth report being sexually assaulted in K–12 settings by peers or educational staff. Last year, 22 transwomen were murdered in the US. And the life expectancy for a transwoman of color is just 35 years old.
But if you really need to come back to how comfortable you are with a man in the women’s bathroom.. let’s take a look at who the HB 2 law is sending into the ladies’ room.
Does he really belong in the women’s room?
Actually.. never mind.. He’s kinda hot. You can send him into my bathroom any day.