There’s a huge uproar in the works because North Carolina implemented legislation requiring that men go into the men’s room and woman go into the ladies room.
Could there be anything more ridiculous than needing to codify which latrine a person is allowed to use?
Unfortunately this is the level if stupid we face today. As obvious as it seems that you should choose the latrine with your gender on the door, there is another side to it, so let’s look at it from the point of view of the person who thinks they are transgendered. What about their rights?
All Americans have rights, some are “Constitutional rights” – Free Speech, the Right to Bear Arms, Freedom of religion; and some are “Inalienable rights” – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
The interesting thing about all of our rights is that none of them trump anyone else’s rights and all of them can be revoked by due process; ergo, if your pursuit of happiness infringes on another American’s rights – it is void.
Nothing makes an extreme right wing Skin Head happier than attacking a non-Aryan, this is the Skinhead’s ultimate expression of the pursuit of happiness, his “inalienable” right… But, the skinhead’s pursuit of happiness doesn’t trump their victim’s rights to Life and Liberty.
It’s completely acceptable under the law and the Constitution for a citizen to adhere to the beliefs they choose. If the Klansman wants to believe that the Jew and the African American are animals, that’s their prerogative.
If the person who thinks they are transgendered wants to believe they can change gender or that they were born in the wrong body, that’s their prerogative too. It is when they start infringing on other American’s lives that it becomes a problem.
But you say; “they were just born in the wrong body” – Bullshit.
Anyone who believes they were born in the wrong body or can be changed into the opposite sex suffers from textbook Somatic delusions. They believe something that can never be and don’t care that it can readily be proven wrong. It’s no different than the guy who thinks he is Napoleon or Elvis reincarnated.
Personally, I love to pee off the top deck at my house, it aggravates the hell out of my wife but, it’s part of my personal pursuit of happiness and right out the door from my office.
As long as the wind is right and no one is on the 1st or 2nd floor deck, it is no big deal. I rarely use the latrine at home and that’s OK; but what if I started peeing from the lower deck at a Raider’s game?
Oh – but I self-identify as the “Wild Man for Borneo”
Those unfortunates in the high-dollar seats need to just go along with my delusion – It’s my right to act out my self- identification. They should just accept that if you go to a game where the “Wild Man” might also be… he might pee on you and he’s a beer drinker.
The average person tends to recoil from the idea that a man in dress up might follow their daughter into the latrine –a very reasonable concern, but not well founded.
Thinking you can be transgendered usually does not include a perversion component. They’re just confused. Still; how do I know if the guy has a legitimate metal illness or he is just a pervert pretending to be mentally ill to cop-a-peek?
Bruce Jenner was recently featured in a headline photo celebrating the fact he used the ladies room, the caption was – “and no one got molested.” Apparently Bruce thinks this is quite an accomplishment for an old guy in drag.
The person who thinks they are transgendered usually isn’t a pervert, they are not usually dangerous and, as a general rule, if they go into the latrine it’s to use the commode – but this is irrelevant to the issue of privacy.
No one cares if you want to cross dress or be gay – it just isn’t important. It’s when someone thinks they can actually become the opposite sex that their condition has degraded into mental illness.
Another recent example of the same kind of delusion, and the consequence of catering to it, is found in the recent case of a woman who thinks she was supposed to be born blind. Instead of dealing wither mental illness; her Quack treated her by blinding her with lye.
As a personal disclaimer; anyone who knows me knows I have ZERO respect for Psychiatry or the mental health industry. I consider it quackery of the basest sort. I would trust Jeffery Dahmer to check me for hemorrhoids before I would trust a shrink to tell me what day of the week it is.
Transgendered is a myth – No one can ever change genders. If you were born a man you will die a man, no matter how you alter your body with surgery or what you pretend to be. I had my dog castrated and he is still a he.
If you stop feeding hormones to a person who thinks they are transgendered, the physical resemblance to the opposite sex will wane. I guarantee you after Bruce Jenner kicks-off, if they find his bones 100 years from now and test them, it will show that he was just an old guy in drag – he will never be a woman.
But the DSM-V says it’s normal now – again I say bullshit.
The DSM is just a gage of what political correctness says is acceptable – It acts as a preview of the stupid things the mental health industry is about to do.
The DSM-III still called homosexuality a Mental illness and the DSM-IV called Transgendered insane. The only change is in what the mental health industry considers acceptable. Changes in the DSM are not medical; they are societal.
Think about it… If I dressed up as a Hobbit, spent the money to have hair implants done on my feet and had 35” cut from my stature then demand that I be referred to as Bungo Baggins, and I appeared to really believe it… what would your assessment of my mental health be?
Is thinking you can morph into the opposite sex any less absurd?
That being said – The person who thinks they are transgendered still has a right to be believe whatever they want and to live as whatever gender they choose.
He or she isn’t hurting anyone – as long as the delusion doesn’t infringe on anyone else’s rights it’s all good.
So what is the latrine issue? The media and Transgendered community want you to believe it is a safety issue – that the normal population is afraid being attacked – Nonsense. The whole fear of molestation or a person being attacked is a smoke screen.
It is an issue easily dispatched with facts. The odds of a person who thinks they are transgendered molesting a normal person are almost zero and a true pervert is going to dress up and sneak in regardless of the law.
The real issue has nothing to do with perversion or the risk of attack. The problem is one of privacy; caused by one group of people demanding that the rest of the Republic submits to their delusion – I choose not to.
The delusion applies only to the person who has that delusion. It is not incumbent on sane people to play along or cater to the person who thinks they are transgendered.
If you choose to play along with the delusion that’s great for you, but we have different latrines in public because we, as a people, choose to have privacy when we take a dump or change a tampon.
Your fantasy does not trump anyone else’s real life right to privacy.
If I self-identify as a Dog – is it ok for me to crap in flowers inside the mall?
If I self-identify as a Cow – is it ok to run through traffic and pee in the street?
If I really believe I was born in the wrong body why can’t I just dress up like a dog or a cow declare that I’m a dog or a cow and do what cows or dogs do.
Why not? – Because the fantasy is limited to me and acting it out infringes on others.
I’m sorry if you believe you were born the wrong sex – but there is treatment available, and if your choice is to enjoy it… well that’s your choice and it is your right to dress up and pretend whatever you want.
The odds are you can slip in and out of the Ladies Room without anyone knowing or caring. Just don’t expect everyone to go along with your fantasy and if some old guy stops you from following his wife into the latrine; contemplate your next move very carefully. The odds are good he won’t ask nice twice. I know I won’t ask but once.
Don’t blame it on him – accept it as a consequence of your own actions. North Carolina got it right – If you like dress-up and find yourself needing to pee in public, around people who take offense to breeches of their privacy; be adult enough to respect their rights too.
No one is telling you that you can’t live your life as you choose; just respect those who choose not to participate in your fantasy.