Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Let My People Pee!

One of the things that comes up with depressing regularity in the now six years that I have been chronicling events that affect the trans community is the bathroom issue.

I am along with other trans people around the USA and the world beyond sick and tired of being sick and tired of having to confront cis people's ignorance and rank bigoted stupidity when it comes to us trans peeps being able to simply go to the bathroom and handle our nature calls.

It's past time for us to be able to do so without us having to sue your azzes to do so, call you out in the media,  be harassed, risk arrest or a beatdown.

Trans community, I've said this before and it bears repeating, it's time to go to war over the 'bathroom predator' meme.   It is fueling much of the discrimination aimed at us, led to one Tennessee state rep trying to legislate the 'bathroom meme' into existence before the negative attention he received for it led to its withdrawal, and triggered a recent hate attack in New York.

It's time to eviscerate it to the point that anyone who parts their lips to say it has as much credibility as a birther and gets laughed at in the process..

And I'll say it again: let my people pee!.

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