upallnight wrote: Cate McCalley wrote:
Gopher wrote:A parent needs to know that their child can use the restroom with someone of the opposite sex being in there.
What do you think transgender kids have been doing Gopher? If they're enrolled in school identifying their sex opposite of their birth gender, they've been using bathrooms that identify with that gender.
You just don't get it cate or your mind is so tuned into the liberal agenda you can't help yourself.
Call it a liberal agenda or whatever label that conveniently allows you to dismiss how I, and a great many others, see the exaggerated dangers of transgenders being allowed to use the bathroom of their sexual identity.
Children all develop in much the same way, physically, emotionally and psychologically and spiritually and largely dependent on their caretakers. Caretakers include every person that has authority to set the rules and guidelines for children.
Adolescents (all of them) must deal with establishing their own identity. Most do this during adolescence, some delay it into their late teens and early adulthood. Establishing one's identity is expressed in various ways, including sexual. We see this in dress codes, piercings, tatoo's, designer clothing, sports affiliations, academic pursuits all influened by pressure to conform or reject conformity.
Much like how the tatooed non conformist establish their identities using body art,, Transgenders express their non conformist identities with adopting an opposite sexual identity. This does not necessary mean the non conformist rejects conformity of all social norms. Nor should society exclude from society them because they are different than the majority.
The fact is every person is different, whether or not the conform with society's norms or not. People express their differences through organized and unorganized religion, pyschological and emotional pursuits and physical appearance.
I believe honesty does more to develop good character in human beings than any other single thing. This begins with accepting everyone, including oneself, is entitled to be who they are. We have laws that are designed to protect us from the abuse of others, voyeurs as well as bullys. Society must on the whole, encourage and support these laws.