and we mean everyone
A Los Angeles high school has opened the first gender-neutral restroom in the nation's second-largest school district in a move geared toward accommodating transgender students.
That means ANY student (and every student) can use the 16-stall all-gender restroom ... at the same time. This includes not only transgender students and gays and lesbians but "all-gender" means they must also allow heterosexual boys and girls to use it also. At the same time. I don't know about you but I am not comfortable with horny young heterosexual male students and high-school-aged females being in the same bathroom at the same time ... with their pants down. Or for that matter, adult boys and girls, of any age.
Think about it. It's a recipe for disaster.
Gender-neutral bathrooms? Yes, bathrooms for everyone. Including heterosexuals. Boys and girls together in the same bathroom, with their pants down. Yes, it's "fair and equal" that transgender students (and adults) should not be made to feel uncomfortable. God forbid that someone in America might feel "uncomfortable". Transgenders account for less than 1% of the population. What about the vast majority of other students, students who are heterosexual and who might not want to go to the bathroom next to someone heterosexual of the opposite sex. Their discomfort doesn't matter? It's worth the cost? The end justifies the means? Diversity takes precedence over common sense? We have to accommodate even a minority of one, at the expense of the majority? And where are the urinals??? Gone? Now, guys have to unbutton and unzip their pants, lower them, and sit down to take a leak? Now, guys have to pee like a girl? That's inconvenient. It may be "fair and equal" but it's inconvenient and stupid. I am not insensitive to the needs and feelings of transgenders. I can sympathize with the complex issues which they face. However, gender-neutral "for everyone" bathrooms are not the answer for "which bathroom do I use?"
Gender-neutral bathrooms. ANOTHER good liberal idea that doesn't work. Why doesn't it work? Because there are unintended consequences of forcing people to use gender-neutral bathrooms, consequences which liberals NEVER take into account before they make radical changes. Do we need to wait for sexual assaults to take place in gender-neutral high school bathrooms to realize those unintended consequences? Apparently. And when it happens that will be truly horrific. That will be a lesson no high school student should have to learn.
If you are interested, I also wrote a companion piece previously, called Transgenders in the Shower
UPDATE: From MyNewsLA - "A suspect sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl at Santiago Elementary School in Santa Ana on Friday afternoon, April 29, and remains at large, police revealed Tuesday.
The girl told her mother Friday night about the assault, which she said occurred in the school’s bathroom at 2212 Baker St. about 2:20 p.m., after classes were dismissed for the day, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. The suspect, who wore a dark-colored hoodie, was a Latino man in his 30s, who had “buzzed dark hair with shaved horizontal lines cut into both sides of his head,” Bertagna said. He was unshaven with pock marks or tattoos under his eyes and possibly another tattoo near his neck, the corporal said."
And he had a right to be in the girl's bathroom? Bathrooms for everyone?