Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Word of the Gay: "Bathroom Bill"

"Bathroom Bill" is a new term used by right-wing opponents of transgender non-discrimination protections. The term is used to incite the irrational fear that such policies will usher in waves of transgender people using female restrooms and that horror will ensue.


Amy K. said...

This should read "...transwomen using female restrooms and transmen using male restrooms, and that horror will ensue."

These people are so oblivious if they think we don't use these restrooms already, sheesh!

libhom said...

Rightist have the most bizarre obsessions. I'm not even slightly bothered by being in the same restroom as transgender people. However, this weird obsession makes me uncomfortable with being in the same restroom with rightists. Barney Frank's obsession with transgender people and restrooms makes me glad I no longer live in DC.

Queers United said...

Amy I think the fear campaigns designed by the right are more about transwomen using female restrooms and not so much about FTM's in male bathrooms. Not to suggest they are okay with the latter but they want to perpetrate the myth that transwomen are really just men dressing up to either be able to see women or take advantage of them sexually in a womens only quarters.

Libhom that's a good point, when I go to the bathroom I don't care who else is there, I care about doing my business and getting out as soon as possible. It's not a hang out place which makes me think the rightists are spending a little too much time in the bathroom. Ehm Larry Craig toe tapping?

Amy K. said...

QU, I see what you're saying, and I agree. I just didn't want to see the FTM's excluded from the article. :)

Diane J Standiford said...

I hear you, Amy. I used them too and guess what? THE WORLD DIDN'T END!!

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