I don’t think Bill Shakespeare would like my take on Hamlet’s line and if you don’t like controversy you might want to stop here too. The recent laws in North Carolina have sparked a lot of debate on many news networks and social media sites.
“the law specifically bars people in North Carolina from using bathrooms that do not match their birth gender, and goes further to prohibit municipalities from creating their own anti-discrimination policies” -New York Times
I don’t really do a whole lot of checking when I go into the bathroom and certainly don’t care what you look like. If your purpose in the facility is the same as mine, get in and get out we are all good here. These laws are fear based stating that people are worried they are going to get attacked by members transgender community while using the restroom.
What Has the outrage done?
Target recently made a statement REITERATING their current position. (YAY Target) The company altered their logo on their own page and added the reinforcement of their current policy:
South Dakota’s similar law was Vetoed
Laws from Tennessee and other states were halted.
Discrimination is NEVER OK.
We should not be using safety as a cover for legislature. There are Zero Statistics regarding sexual assaults in bathrooms from the LGBT community. The guidelines should be the same…if you witness or are a victim of rape CALL the Police. This should not affect the rest of the 99% of us that just have to pee. We all have a common goal of feeling comfortable in our own bodies.
Get familiar with the REAL statistics. In another article you can read here experts debunk 15 myths with facts backed up by data and rooted in state legislature.