Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Woman With Pixie Haircut Claims She Was Identified and Harassed as Transgender in Walmart Restroom

   Bathroom stories will abound on social media now that the nation has focused on restroom equity as the next great civil rights challenge.
   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/woman-mistaken-transgender-harassed-walmart-bathroom-article-1.2638748

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is an easy one. Just make Walmart pay her a bazillion dollars. Any NY judge would be glad to oblige.

NY21inMD said...

Since forever transgender people have been using the bathroom of their choice. Women who look like and identify as men, and men who look like and identify as women, have been using the bathroom of their choice all along. There is no one who uses public bathrooms that hasn't been in one with a transgender person. The State of North Carolina (in particular its conservative elected officials) decided to pass a law to say what gender could use what bathroom. (A few years ago they had a law that determined what race could use what bathroom.)

The NY Daily News article cited here is a good example of who is at risk from the hysteria this issue has engendered. A woman who had a few perceived masculine characteristics was harassed and accused of being a transgender. It is transgender people who are at risk of harassment and assault. Young daughters are more at risk from abuse by their parents than abuse by transgenders in bathrooms.

Enforcement is also a problem. You can't have gender police checking people out on the spot. And prosecuting people in the wrong bathroom after the fact is not something prosecutors will use to advance their careers. Mostly it will be through social stigma and public harassment like this article depicts. The good conservatives of North Carolina apparently have decided that harassing and stigmatizing men, who look sort of like women, and women, who look sort of like men, can all be considered transgender perverts deserved of public humiliation.

Anonymous said...

Spot on 11:15. This is no longer the party of Barry Goldwater, who took a much more live and let live approach. He had no use for the so-called religious right.

Anonymous said...

11:15 How dare you....... you pig.'Young daughters are more at risk from abuse by their parents than abuse by transgenders in bathrooms' Please cite the study you are referring to.

Obviously you do not have daughters in schools, I have a daughter in both middleschool and highschool. I will not now or in the future allow my daughters in the same locker room or shower in school. They will not be participating in school sponsored teams.

Anonymous said...

All I know, NY21underadeskinDC, is that when I see your mother or daughters enter a ladies' room, in I go. I just wanna be there for you any way I can. I can feel the love. I will identify with whatever makes your family happy.

Anonymous said...

NY21commie only talks about men who look like women and women sho look like men. But in this case it doesn't matter what you look like, it only matters what sex you say you identify wiht. We know that 9 times out of ten, its a man who says he is a woman, not the other way around. But now they don't need to have any supporting evidence to just walk in the girls room.

Anonymous said...

3:38 Sad to say, but MD is MORE than correct on this matter. As one who is involved in this field, I see daily that parents and more frequently, boyfriends of the mother, are far more likely to sexually offend these children than some random stranger. But hey, then we have to look at ourselves and place blame there. It's much easier for people to say other people are to blame instead of these parents taking responsibility for their own failures and misdeeds. And BTW 3:38, I feel sorry for your kids, because you are clearly whacked.

Anonymous said...

9:12, you say your work "in this field". What field is that? The field where perverts finds PC ways to place themselves in various bathrooms? All this is baloney. But this is the baloney we expect from a lying sack of crap like your barack.

Anonymous said...

9:12 Please cite the studies.

NY21inMD said...

There are many studies showing the extent of child abuse by parents. This one from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (http://archive.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs/cm08/cm08.pdf) is the most definitive and quite sobering. Some findings:

- During 2008, an estimated 772,000 children were determined to be victims of abuse or neglect.

- An estimated 1,740 children died due to child abuse or neglect.

- Approximately 80 percent (80.1%) of perpetrators of child maltreatment were parents, and another 6.5 percent were other relatives of the victim.

I did not find any instance in which a transgender person abused a child, although I do find it hard to believe there weren’t any. Transgender people suffer the foibles as non-transgenders. Perhaps other posters could find instances that aren’t imaginary.

There were, however, reports of men who pretended to be transgender including this report from the right-wing Daily Wire. (http://www.dailywire.com/news/5190/5-times-transgender-men-abused-women-and-children-amanda-prestigiacomo).

Nonetheless, many law-enforcement and advocacy groups view claims of transgender crime in public places as essentially non-existent in this report by Media Matters (http://mediamatters.org/research/2014/03/20/15-experts-debunk-right-wing-transgender-bathro/198533)

In summary, these studies and reports show that there is no problem with transgenders committing crimes in public accommodations. That parental abuse of children is a more prevalent problem. (Indeed, one study suggests that abuse of parents by children to be a more of a problem than bathroom assaults by transgenders.)

There are, reportedly, a few instances of men dressing as women to assault women. But wait! Doesn’t North Carolina already have laws against assault of any kind. If a man dresses as a woman and assaults woman or children or anyone, would he not be subject to prosecution without the new law? If that man is transgender, would he not be subject to prosecution without the new law? I would hope so. North Carolina’s bathroom law is not to prevent assaults by transgender but to harass and restrict transgender people based on their fear of sexual identities that don’t comport with “traditional” values.

Anonymous said...

Ask any cop or CPS worker and they will tell you the vast majority of sexually abused children are the victim of a relative or the mom's latest boyfriend. Incidents of stranger abuse are extremely rare.

Anonymous said...

Largely irrelevant, 1:28. Just because abuse trends are what they are is no reason to open up womens' bathrooms to placate the confused. I really can't understand why the Liar in Chief even brought this up. The folks who aren't sure what they are have always been Democrats. No need to pander, Obumba, as you already own them. Much like the black vote. You own that too. Then again that's why blacks continue to disintegrate. No matter what the donkeys do or don't do, they own them. It do get confusing.

Anonymous said...

Little girls don't need to actually be assaulted in the bathroom to be victims. And it's not the actual transgender people that most of us are worried about.

Anonymous said...

How about shutting down all lavatories in public places like stores! Then put up a sign, "Go before you go."