Be afraid of real threats, not perceived ones
So, while I don’t agree with those who think a woman’s right to choose is wrong or those who think armed citizens would be effective in combating terrorism, I can understand their positions. What I can’t understand are those who think that people who dress like women or men shouldn’t use the women’s or men’s restrooms unless they were born female or male.
First, and most practically, who is going to be checking the person who enters the restroom? If we had no laws on this, a person who dresses like a man or a woman has been and as far as I can tell will always be able to use the restroom they prefer. Makes no difference if they are transvestites or transsexuals; if they have had surgery or not to alter their physical and emotional make up, they have been and will continue to use the restroom they prefer. If someone dressed as a woman walked into a restroom I was using, I would tell them they are in the wrong place. I wouldn’t ask to have them verify their sex.
Secondly, I don’t understand why anyone thinks that a man who dresses like a woman or a man who became a woman poses a threat to females, in or out of a restroom. It seems that we have evidence that men pose hourly threats to women and girls given the frequency of crimes against women and girls by men. But, I can’t recall ever reading about a transvestite or a transgender person attacking a woman or girl anywhere — and especially not in a restroom.
There are lots of things that we should be afraid of. Venomous spiders and snakes, an armed angry person, explosions, earthquakes, climate change, Stephen Strasburg being put on the DL. Being afraid of men dressing like women, or transsexuals or of what such people might do has no basis in fact. William Wetmore, Waldorf