Originally Posted by Fuuma
Doesn't California already have laws stating bathrooms are unisex (might be just LA or whatever)? It is a non-issue, just let trans people go where they want and cultural norms will keep those ultra-marginal men's right activists or whatever, wanting to prove a point by going in the women bathroom from doing so. You know full well the current war is not about bathrooms anyway, Breitbart readers just want to show they're anti-lgbt and are using the "protect my daughter" or "my rights blabla!" meme as a rallying call. You know full well this isn't problematic in practice..
Oh and aren't gender-fluid people two accounts on the internet? Why are we even discussing this?
Conservatives have just pretty much lost the anti-gay fight and are looking for more marginal people to fight, this won't go well for them.
I agree with much of this particularly the thoughts this is all mired in prejudiced against non-hetero-normative folks. However, I have had multiple conversations with SJW women on the topic, the type posting all the FB memes in support of trans-folk, and only one of them said she'd not have a problem taking a dump knowing a random man was in the stall next to her. So while I totally agree the major push involves anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment I think it's equally clear SJWs suddenly feel a bit awkward when confronted with sharing their bathroom space. It's the height of slacktivism IMO.
I also think it's disingenuous not to acknowledge society has programmed all of us with certain things and one of those is using the bathroom. Hell, I've known guys that refuse to use a public crapper as they can't deal with pinching a loaf with anyone else around. To ascribe all mixed feelings to prejudice, based on my conversations with multiple female SJWs on the topic, means we'd have to say a majority of folks that support this in FB land would not actually IRL. Again, my solution of 100% unisex bathrooms is the quickest way to normalize all this. Afraid your woman cannot go to the can without getting attacked by a rabid trans-man? Now you can accompany her to the toilet and back. Heck, you could even go in the stall and wipe her if you're into that!