So you’re sitting at home, relaxing on the couch, a cold beer in your hand and your trusty pit-bull, Frank, by your side. You have your feet kicked up for a great evening of FOX News Channel telling you the truth about the world as you slowly pet Frank with one hand, and your .45 (which is also named Frank) in the other.
Suddenly it occurs to you that you have no way of defending yourself if an ostrich wearing Kevlar came busting through the door wielding a chainsaw and a nuclear suicide vest. You quickly go to work installing nuclear bomb detecting radar on your roof, a 9″ thick steel reinforced door, and arm Frank (the dog one) with Tomahawk cruise missiles.
No way a nuclear ostrich is getting in now.
You sit back on the couch proud of yourself for developing a solution that is in search of a problem.
These biological sex bathroom bills are just that. A solution in search of a problem.
Let’s think about things for a second. According to a Gallup poll referenced on Wikipedia, about %4 of the adult population identify as being LGBT. Of those, about %0.3 identify as transgender. That comes out to about 716,000 people in the adult population of about 239 million. That averages out to about 228 transgendered people per county in the United States.
Numbers aside, what is transgender? From GLAAD:
Transgender is a term used to describe people whose gender identity differs from the sex the doctor marked on their birth certificate. Gender identity is a person’s internal, personal sense of being a man or a woman (or someone outside of that gender binary). For transgender people, the sex they were assigned at birth and their own internal gender identity do not match.
In other words, you were born with a penis/vagina, however your brain does not agree with this.
We could go on for hours and years arguing about nature vs. nurture and what causes transgender people to have a ‘improper’ gender identity, but we’re not. The fact of the matter is, through no fault of their own, transgender people feel as if they are supposed to be the opposite of their biological sex. They’re comfortable acting in ways that are the opposite of their biological sex, they’re more comfortable being treated as if they were the opposite biological sex.
This is why they want to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with.
So what exactly is the issue here that’s important enough for at least 20 states (most of this legislation has failed to go anywhere) to create legislation? What I keep hearing is that it’s an issue involving men pretending to be transgender so they can get easy access to little girls. That is something you’d want to prohibit. Of course sexually assaulting little girls is already against the law (and is 80% committed by someone the child knows, not a stranger). Google is difficult to navigate right now because of all the news about the Bathroom Bills, but I did happen to find one article about someone who pretended to be transgender to get access to women:
Christopher Hambrook, 37, leaned on the ever expanding legal “rights” offered to people who “identify” with the sex opposite their biology. Under the name “Jessica,” he was able to get into the women’s shelters, where he sexually assaulted several women in 2012, the Toronto Sun reports.
Those quotation marks were not added by me. They were in the article. This very anti-homosexual website’s story goes on to talk to someone about how terrible the law is.
Jack Fonseca of Campaign Life Coalition told LifeSiteNews that it “didn’t take a brain surgeon to predict that letting men into women’s bathrooms and other private spaces would eventually lead to sexual assaults.”
“I wish we didn’t have to say ‘I told you so,’ but Ontario’s party leaders and MPPs were warned that the transsexual ‘Bathroom Bill’ endangered women and needed to be defeated.”
“Of course this lunatic law could only make it easier for rapists and peeping toms to prey on female victims while masquerading as ‘transgendered.’”
Here’s the problem with that article. They fail to mention this:
(The Judge) noted the Montreal man, 37, attacked four vulnerable females between the ages of five and 53 in Montreal and Toronto over the past 12 years.
“He has demonstrated from the age of 12 until the present an inability to control his sexual impulses,” said McMahon.
Hambrook served four years in prison for sexually abusing a five-year-old girl and while on bail for that crime, raping a 27-year-old intellectually-challenged woman in Montreal.
So this guy was a serial sex offender. Yes he took advantage of the transgender laws in Ontario to prey on women but quite frankly it sounds to me that if he’d not been able to do that, he’d just find another way to sexually abuse/assault someone.
I find an interesting parallel and quite a bit of hypocrisy regarding these Bathroom Bills and Universal Background Check laws. Many of the same people who believe that criminalizing going into the bathroom opposite of the sex on your birth certificate will stop sexual predators laugh and scowl at the idea of background checks on all gun purchases.
“Criminals will still get guns!” they say.
Well, rapists will still rape.
Except we’re not stupid enough to believe that these laws are really about protecting children and women from the non-existent scourge of faux-transgender bathroom perverts. The whole point of these laws are to attempt and stop the widespread acceptance of LGBT people. They banned sodomy; they failed. They tried to fight against same-sex marriage; they failed. Now this. A solution without a problem that does nothing but point out the fear many have of things they can’t understand and doesn’t fall into their narrow, hyper-biblical, world view.
This shall pass, eventually. In the meantime, some states can enjoy their transgender free bathrooms while losing millions of dollars every week.