This is my main issue with the whole thing. Yes, this could lead to a molester/pedophile going into the opposite bathroom. But what's stopping them from doing it now? Chances is are if they are willing to do that in a public bathroom, they don't give a shit about the consequences. I don't know about you guys, but I've never met someone who was open about being a molester/pedophile. They tend to keep that to themselves.
If a woman identifies as a man and wants to hang out in the bathroom while I take a shit, more power to her.
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I agree the rallying cry that the objectors are using that pedophile could just walk in is a little silly.
I dont think they are necessarily 100% focused on the trans people in the bathrooms though. I think they are trying to shed light on the ridiculousness that we are heading towards as a society.
Take the supporters of this for example. If you disagree with them and you are personally against this, they will call you hatful, a bigot, and anything else to show that you are just a horrible person for not agreeing with this. When that isn't true, we are all entitled to our own opinions without being labeled as hatful. Am I allowed to oppose this measure without being hatful? You bet. Because I do oppose this measure, and I dont really give a shit if you want to dress like a women and use the womens bathroom. Hell, its probably already been happening for years, it's not like dudes just started dressing up as ladies in the last 6 weeks.
So with that said, you have to ask yourself, why the push for a law change? They have probably already been using the womens facilities for years and no one has noticed. Why the push? To make it official? I personally think it's just so they can push their agenda further and further into the government. This law would change nothing that hasn't already been going on.
And if you (not you, Rhythm, I just use the term you in general) need an example, look at any sitcom now a days. There is almost ALWAYS a gay or trans person in them, always. Yet gay people and trans people make up less than 5% of the population. So we could safely say that not every family has a gay or trans person in it, and not every group of friends has a gay or trans person in it. Yet if you do not include one in your sitcom, you are not showing accurate diversity! No, accurate diversity is less than 5% of the population identifies as gay or trans, therefore if you want accurate portrayals of that, then less than 5% of the shows would have a gay or trans person in it. Yet I bet the number is over 90% of sitcoms have a gay or trans cast in a roll. Which is because a small group of people start flipping shit if they dont see a roll like that and crying that they are hatful bigots. Or the newest insult, "I bet you're a Trump supporter!"
Back to the bathroom thing. I think there is much more behind this, and one must look at the big picture to see what is going on. And not just focus with tunnel vision of whether we are opposed or supportive of the trans bathroom issue. It's everything as a whole that people are mad about, not this one simple thing that doesn't change anything that isn't already happening.