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Rachel Lucas dives into the origins of separate public restrooms for men and women, and invites you to join her as she explores their contentious history. Public restrooms are some of the most dangerous places a transgender person can go. Learn how gender identity and expression play a role in the way we think about public restrooms and our safety inside them. As the HR Training & Development Specialist for RANGE Consulting, Rachel Lucas, PHR, has made it her mission to end LGBT workplace discrimination in Colorado. RANGE Consulting is a social enterprise of the GLBT Community Center of Colorado which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. Rachel’s previous experience with Neiman Marcus and Ernst & Young has informed her work in Human Resources and adult education and training. A passionate supporter and advocate of workplace diversity and inclusion, equal employment rights and protection, and the LGBTQ community, Rachel holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree, the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation, and is a member of and volunteers for the Mile High Society for Human Resource Management. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Daisy Rose Budd (11 days ago)
I avoid public restrooms.
R Berg (25 days ago)
This woman is completely off base. Women are afforded privacy in their restrooms with private stalls with doors. Men are not afforded the same level of privacy, with open urinals, often with no dividers. Many men don’t even like them because of the lack of privacy, but unfortunately, that is part of male socialization. Less classy male restrooms actually have a trough expecting guys to just whip it out in the open, with complete lack of dignity afforded. For a woman, using a men’s restroom is just part of satisfying this ongoing power struggle many women have with men.
ET Nem (1 month ago)
I believe that women's bathrooms should also include urinals because this would be much more convenient for trans women. Trans women shouldn't use a stall to sit down and pee. Urinals are quicker and the trans women should be more considerate of regular women that need to use a stall.
ET Nem (15 days ago)
That's why I am proposing legislation to require urinals in all women's public restrooms in America. Women with penises deserve equal rights.
ET Nem (15 days ago)
Women with penises should NOT be discriminated by cisgender women in bathrooms. They need to be given urinals just like cisgender men with penises. Trans women deserve equality in women's restrooms.
shelby miller (15 days ago)
Shush. Trans women ARE regular women.
Joshua Phillips (1 month ago)
Thank you for learning and your support. It means the world to my people and I. ❤️
Chloe M (2 months ago)
This needs to be on ever news media station across the world.
Quicklysaw6 (2 months ago)
There are just some things you can never change. Gender is one of them. every fiber in your body is written in your biological gender.
Kal (3 months ago)
There literally are so many reports of trans people attacking women in women’s-only spaces. Check out r/thisneverhappens — it happens at least every other day in the US.
Kal (2 months ago)
Nia Gillies you replied to this twice.
Nia Gillies (2 months ago)
Fake news
Kal (3 months ago)
Why not offer a third, gender neutral bathroom? Why take away cis women’s safe space?
shelby miller (15 days ago)
Trans women are statistically FAR more likely to be attacked in either public accommodation, so cis women can take a back seat to this, this is not a concern for us, we are safe, trans women are not. Putting trans men and women in an "other" bathroom singles them out for even MORE discrimination than they already face, so that's a terrible idea. Trans people aren't bothering anyone in the restrooms they are using, and they obviously prefer that restroom, so that's where they should be.
dvp458 (4 months ago)
Give them a trans restroom or private restrooms
Blackdogsmatter (4 months ago)
Interesting that it’s all about women’s safety...and men behaving badly, but the example you used was two women beating another woman. If you have this rare mental condition I would think you should expect to feel uncomfortable when using a restroom sometimes, just as it may make us feel uncomfortable too. Acceptance is a two way street, if someone disagrees with you, they’re not automatically “phobic” which is also a mental condition.
George Anthony (4 months ago)
Ted talks are bloody awful these days . They're just personal anecdote and opinion.Waste of time.
Gail Gunderson (5 months ago)
Please get to the point. Is this a speach for school that you picked a random topic? Bye.
Arthur Amazons (5 months ago)
I love unisex bathrooms
Arthur Amazons (5 months ago)
this is great and very helpful for me i get that feeling sometimes when I go on my own it can make me a little pee shy
NMYCORNER (5 months ago)
You give me hope that your generation and the ones that follow you will unlock their mind. Take care.
Hermione3 Müller (5 months ago)
i was beaten up in the restroom of my school and never ever used a restroom at school again. it was horrible having to hold it in all day every day and i drank nothing the hole day.
branflakes523 (5 months ago)
When i was young my mom would talked about how the mens bathroom was unsafe because of my age and she wanted me to use the womens bathroom if my brother wasnt there, i didnt oppose of it because i wanted to be safe and unharmed too. After i started to get older i did feel uncomfortable being in the womens bathroom and a small insedent occured when i was like 7 or something which is when i statred to use the mens bathroom. But anyway i went into the girls one and did my business and when i left i saw a woman standing and washing her hands. She turned me and had was slightly shocked that a little boy was in that bathroom but she didnt shoo me out. And i actually said to her that im sorry if im in here but my mom wanted me to go in here because she felt it was safer for me.
jaden ippersiel (7 months ago)
A 3rd bathroom is better
shelby miller (15 days ago)
For who? That doesn't solve the underlying bigotry against trans people.
Lexy Malinowski (7 months ago)
Thank you more then you know I feel like crying you my Hero
Elliot Sampson (7 months ago)
Very misleading
Sandrine (8 months ago)
Thank YOUUUUU! 👭💙💚💛❤💜🌈🍺🍻🍷🍹🍸🙌✨🔆💎🔆✨
Candyce Rynee (8 months ago)
I think all public places should just have one bathroom for everyone.
Chris Paige (8 months ago)
Trans people report being afraid of going to the bathroom, and that means they're right to be afraid? What % of cisgender people report being afraid of going to the bathroom with trans people? Does that mean they're right too? You can't use this sort of self-reported evidence to prove that these beliefs are reasonable. How many trans people have - in fact - been attacked in a bathroom because they were trans? You need evidence on that issue to prove your point.
Lex Markkel (13 days ago)
"How many trans people have - in fact - been attacked in a bathroom because they were trans? You need evidence on that issue to prove your point." She also literally provided evidence of transpeople being attacked in restrooms. 9:12
Lex Markkel (13 days ago)
If the point you're trying to make is that transpeople are afraid to use public restrooms, then the only evidence you need is self-reporting. If transpeople say that they're afraid of using public restrooms, then they are afraid of using public restrooms. That's what "being afraid" means.
George Anthony (4 months ago)
I.m thinking of starting a fan club.
Chris Paige (8 months ago)
We have evidence that witches have existed forever & throughout the world - does that make witches real? Having evidence does not mean that you have reliable evidence. The fact is that the "evidence" for transgenderism is the same as the "evidence" for witchcraft or alien abduction -- lots of self-reporting. That's not really "evidence."
George Anthony (4 months ago)
@Chris Paige Finally! Someone who knows what they are talking about. Thanks
Chris Paige (7 months ago)
Thanks. On Wicca/witches, that wouldn't be scientific evidence. Finally, the brain scans thing is a scam. Basically, some activists (not MDs) looked at a few brain scans of self-identified transgenders & found "difference" - that's not science.. There is no such thing as a male brain or a female brain (other than size (men are generally larger & thus male brains tend to be larger), there's no way to id one from the other using brain scans), so you can't do what this study claimed to do. The "differences", by the way, were consistent with homosexuality & the changes brought on by experience (rather than genes). Transgenders would love to claim "science" proves their theories, but it doesn't & can't. After all, if transgenderism is real, then homosexuality isn't - how could you have a genetic attraction to an invisible, socially-constructed & fluid feeling/sentiment etc.? You couldn't. Either gender is binary & genetically-determined, or homosexuality isn't genetically-determined. If "gender" is like being a Rotarian, then attraction to gender is NOT genetic. I get that everyone wants to be PC, but think it through - these progressive ideas contradict each other. Which one do you want to believe? And why are questions of "science," coming down to what do you "believe"?
AnimeEnTranced (7 months ago)
How about peer reviewed brain scans showing differences in brain microstructure? Also Wicca exist too. They're not any less real than other religions. Got me on the alien abduction thing though.
applecom1de (8 months ago)
Very important topic here!
Andrew Patrick (9 months ago)
Just pretend you are in India and take a wiz or defecate outdoors so everyone can enjoy the true essence of YOU!
InfinityBowman (9 months ago)
how do these people even realize someone is trans when they r in the stall?? like wtf
eden madison (9 months ago)
The entire idea of segregated bathrooms have always confused me, when I was a little girl my dad always took me to the men’s room when I needed to pee so he could wait right outside the stall and help if I needed anything. No one ever blinked an eye at that and as I grew up and realised it was such a big deal to people I was shocked.
Bob Channell (9 months ago)
Some say the equal rights amendment would have led to women being drafted into the armed services along with them men. Do you think this would be true? If so, I think that would be enough to justify not passing it. In my opinion anyway.
I have 5 kids ... every day we peed right next to each other , up until each kid was about 10 or 11.
Blackbird0987 (10 months ago)
For me this is so strange, I'm a ciswoman, but when there is a long line in the womans bathroom I go to the mens bathroom. No problem there, if it was reversed I wouldn't realy mind either. Surprised? Maby. But not fearful. I never heard of the fear of a man in the womans bathroom in the Netherlands but maybe that's just me? I get that gender nonconforming people don't realy know what to choose so that's a reason to get gender nutural bathrooms, but I don't see a problem with anyone using the womans bathroom. Anyone else from the Netherlands who is experiencing this? (pardon my possible mistakes, as you might have guessed English is not my first language)
Lincoln Rose (10 months ago)
I do miss out on a lot of things. I have a routine with specific restrooms, but overall never go too far from my apartment in case of emergency. Guess you could say I travel in a circle. It's safe, and limiting. But going beyond it takes SO MUCH work.
Andrea Johnson (10 months ago)
There are two things I want from people who use my bathrooms: 1. That they're tidy 2. That they wash their hands End.
Herb (4 months ago)
Exactly. U did not need 30 minutes!
Elliot Sampson (7 months ago)
Andrea Johnson and that they use the right one
Seth graham (10 months ago)
And also having separate bathrooms protects women from predatorial men. Imagine a man peeking through the stall at you while you are using the restroom.
Emma R. M. M. P (4 months ago)
She made a point about that. It's already illegal, in segregationed bathrooms. If a woman peeked at an another woman in a stall, the latter could issue a judicial follow to this as it is illegal. The same would apply in gender neutral bathrooms.
Seth graham (10 months ago)
If you have male parts you should use the men's room. Men don't belong in the women's no matter how much they feel like a "women". That's really messed up stuff. They should seek professional help because there has something wrong with someone who thinks they aren't what there built to be.
책과차bookntea (5 months ago)
@andrea toninato they prescribe hormones because that makes them money, just like selling any other drug. And if they didn't TRAs would have them shut down.
ferntree1 (10 months ago)
Educate yourself and learn some empathy maybe.
andrea toninato (10 months ago)
guess what? trans people do talk to therapists to get prescribed for hormone therapy because psychologists agree the best way to help them is by transitioning and they get surgeries that give them female genitalia do they are women. Period.
Maple Junkie (10 months ago)
I was once kicked out of a female bathroom for "not being female"... I am nonbinary, HOWEVER I was born female. The fear of trans people in bathrooms has not only cause those who are trans, to have hate forced upon them but also those who don't fit the "correct" female look This also goes for men
Big Bird (5 months ago)
@VAMR1991 Neanderthal!
ferntree1 (5 months ago)
@책과차bookntea Gender roles are created by society. Your internal feeling of gender is not.
책과차bookntea (5 months ago)
@ferntree1 you're comment is so contradictory. By saying you are non binary, you uphold damaging gender roles. If you don't believe in gender roles... Saying that you're non binary is pointless. Please just reconsider the actual reasons anyone would choose that label.
ferntree1 (10 months ago)
@VAMR1991 If you like being female, that's great. I'm really happy you feel at home in that identity. But for those whose internal sense of gender doesn't fit with the physical body they were given (including nonbinary people) transition can be life saving.
VAMR1991 (10 months ago)
ferntree1  I like being female, we should all be proud of our genders - male or female - and celebrate our differences and similarities.
Megalus Doomslayer (10 months ago)
"We have evidence to suggest that transpeople have existed throughout history and all across the world." "In other news, anthropologists have just determined that pottery is a thing."
Blackdogsmatter (4 months ago)
No one said they don exist, but it is (was) rare.
MostlyTorso (11 months ago)
Say good-bye to the urinal, fellas. When building bathrooms for this (seemingly new) multi-gendered population, do you think they're going to include urinals? I doubt it. Let's not forget the REAL tragedy here--The extinction of the urinal! (Just kidding)
VAMR1991 (10 months ago)
Women don't want to see the end of urinals either. Nor do women want to see the end of mirrors in the women's room, which appears to be happening. Most of us just want to keep things the way they are.
VAMR1991 (11 months ago)
What is cisgender? There is no such word.
VAMR1991 (2 months ago)
@Nia Gillies Men cannot be women, and women cannot be men.
Nia Gillies (2 months ago)
@VAMR1991 you do. you asked about cisgender so we answered your question
VAMR1991 (2 months ago)
@Nia Gillies Who cares?
Marsha M (11 months ago)
We need to get this video more attention.
Karin Land (11 months ago)
Meanwhile swedish restrooms are unisex since ages....
Livin Gunk (8 months ago)
Karin Land yes but the Swedes hate men and boys. They do everything in their education system to berate them and blame them.
Crystallized0Rose (10 months ago)
Lucky Swedes.
Desire Baker (11 months ago)
I am a cisgender woman. The amount of times I’ve gone to the men’s bathroom because the line for the ladies room was way too long is more than I can count. None of the men have ever said anything about it, seemingly understanding my need to empty my bladder overrides the use of the “correct” bathroom. I’ve been to plenty of bathrooms that don’t have any gender identification. I’ve seen dads in the ladies room with their daughters, moms in the men’s room with their little boys. Never, ever, have I worried if someone is there to do anything other than pee.
Michelle O (2 days ago)
If you were in a men’s room with my son, often with men using urinals without partition or dividers, I’d kick your cispuss you selfish hack. grow up
Well we're all glad that you're ignored by men. Now onto reality....
R Berg (25 days ago)
Desire Baker ~You are violating the privacy and dignity of men. Men are not afforded the same level of privacy in a rest room, with urinals out in the open, often without any partitions.
Krista Pitchford (1 year ago)
I rarely use public bathrooms. I also don't travel much anymore due to transphobia. I won't even visit family back home because I grew up in Texas.
Mrreciprocat (11 months ago)
Ha! 🙂 Like Kaden, I thought you were saying that YOU had transphobia!
Krista Pitchford (11 months ago)
Kaden Drew Transwomen are attacked and killed in public restrooms and in the south. I am a transwoman. I do not want to be assaulted or killed by transphobic bigots.
Kaden Drew (11 months ago)
Krista P ? Wait how does that connect with transphobia
olivia tg (1 year ago)
Fearmongering, If a woman wants to 'stand up' she can use s small funnel designed for her to pee " standing up" Problem solved.
Ulfmærr the Green (1 year ago)
I knew that it was time to start going into the men's room when I dashed into a woman public restroom not thinking anything of it and a woman at the sink dropped her purse and screamed. Lol Basically said, "oh, so sorry" and ran out acting like I went into the wrong one by accident.
Ulfmærr the Green (11 months ago)
I don't have a TedX but I am starting a project called, "Ask a Transguy" where anyone can ask me any question in any way without fear of insulting me and I will answer them from my point of view without shaming the person. I'm on Facebook and I live stream on MeetMe almost every day at 10am PST. Getting my YouTube channel and patreon set up soon as well! Come check me out!
Mrreciprocat (11 months ago)
??? 🙄 thank you for that enlightening anecdote. It was truly inspirational. When's YOUR TedX? 🙂
Just Another Human (1 year ago)
You can pee a stall away from me. I’m not transphobic (being a trans woman myself), I just have privacy issues😂😂
Nova Melody (10 months ago)
That'd be amazing to see. I don't watch many movies but I'd watch that one.
Megalus Doomslayer (10 months ago)
"Ew, a cis. Go over to that one, you cisgendered thing." XD I'd love to see that play out in a comedy movie.
Selena Marilyn (1 year ago)
❤️ Thank you Rachel!
SarahLJP (1 year ago)
I'm a trans woman. I'm lucky in that I "pass" well enough that I've never had an issue in bathrooms. I'm still a little nervous about going into the women's restroom. There's a part of me that still finds it hard to believe I pass as well as I do. So I worry that someone will notice that I'm trans and it will cause a problem.
Elliot Sampson (7 months ago)
nightwishnemo ur right man
Elliot Sampson (7 months ago)
SarahLJP u have a mental illness buddy
Dianaclone (10 months ago)
Im a trans woman too and i also feel the same. I seem to pass pretty well and one person was even suprised when i told them i was trans. But im still quite terrified in womans bathrooms too
SarahLJP (10 months ago)
Oh, I thought you were talking about me, Sean OToole. I was confused. I thought maybe it's jab at me like "come out as mentially ill" or something. LOL
Sean OToole (10 months ago)
Sorry this reply is for nightwishnemo
6 ! (1 year ago)
Thank you for explaining this in such an easy to understand way :) -a (non binary) trans person who really appreciates you speaking up & educating people
Carroll02 (1 year ago)
Very good talk.
Schorschi (1 year ago)
What a beautiful woman both inside and outside. Amazing what kindness, compassion, and intelligence, both intellectual and emotional, can do: as the video started I cast a glance at her and subconsciously thought "not attracitve"...Then, towards the end of the video, I started to find her irresistibly beautiful and attractive... :-)
lockandloadlikehell (4 months ago)
She's pretty cute
Have you asked men if they want to give up their favourite networking platform? Films and popular culture have shown me that men make most of their friends over a shared urinal experience. Do you want to deprive them of that sense of community and penile brotherhood?
Krista Pitchford (1 year ago)
Most men don't talk in the bathroom and the ones that do are considered weird......unless things have changed since I transitioned.
Julia Nymwhen (1 year ago)
There could still be urinals, you could have urinals separate from stalls. Instead of men vs women.
she's deluded
andrea toninato (10 months ago)
so are you if you think trans people don't exist and don't deserve human rights like using bathrooms
HIJABme UP (1 year ago)
i dont even let my son nor daughter go into the restroom with other men or women!
Megalus Doomslayer (10 months ago)
That's different. You don't want someone to "stand their ground".
Ron Farrell (1 year ago)
This is idiotic.
Just Another Human (10 months ago)
You’re a toxic bigot who will die having done nothing but spread hate in the world. No one’s perfect I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Courtney Aker (1 year ago)
Now that is a what a good ally looks like
Ashton James (1 year ago)
A trans persons best friend is a single stall bath, no hard decisions no risk.
Blackdogsmatter (2 months ago)
You Cant Lotor Me Thank you, I wish more trans people felt that way; but they are grouping themselves together and want to teach innocent children that this is normal. That isn’t acceptance or tolerance; they’re pushing an agenda.
You Cant Lotor Me (2 months ago)
Blackdogsmatter Hey trans here and actually uses those bathrooms we had them in my school but they were typically for disabled people and if no one disabled was using them I would go there and I don’t see why would be discrimination if anything I’d be more acceptance than anything in my eyes but that’s just my view. Like then trans non-binary such and such and such can use it without fear of being hurt or the shunful looks. Also don’t group people together each trans person has different views and ideas of what is okay and what’s not. Edit to add those bathrooms to clarify
Blackdogsmatter (4 months ago)
This has been suggested at schools and trans think that’s discrimination, most of us don’t understand why unless it about attention.
A. Irizarri (1 year ago)
I cried throughout the whole presentation. It feels so good for someone to actually understand.
JishwaisDun withTyjo (1 year ago)
The trans community needs more cishet allies like her👏🏻👌🏻👍🏻
Golden Angele (1 year ago)
I was so into the conversation that I started clapping, before realizing that I was listening to this in headphones, in my bed.
VAMR1991 (10 months ago)
You have a problem.
AC Wilson (1 year ago)
I don't know what world you live in...But, there are people out there who will victimize children and adults if everyone used the same public bathroom. That's why there are separate bathrooms, Rachel. There have to be rules in our society or there would be chaos. Your gender didn't turn out 'the way that your doctor expected.' A person is male or female. That's it. Of course trans people have always existed throughout history--there have always been incredibly confused people...
Kris Storm (11 months ago)
AC Wilson, the creature that's going to do those things is not going to listen to rules, laws or what is and isn't acceptable.
e2sguy (11 months ago)
AC Wilson stop using facts and making sense . Trans species perverts hate that kind of thing
Frank Ciccarelli (1 year ago)
AC Wilson I am against allowing extraterrestrials to use public bathrooms... Otherwise, whatever arrangements people want to make is fine by me. I will say that I would not be comfortable sharing a bathroom with a woman unless she was a girlfriend or a wife... But I don't have a problem with all gender bathrooms.
Amanda Cuckhold (1 year ago)
AC Wilson And mentally ill people...
Amanda Cuckhold (1 year ago)
Wow, over a million fruits in the USA! Amazing!!!
Amanda Cuckhold (1 year ago)
Just Another Human 😂😂😂😂😂
Just Another Human (1 year ago)
Apparently more than over a million bigots too!
Amanda Cuckhold (1 year ago)
D.E.B. B You mean my common sense. Yes. I have sense. 👍
D.E.B. B (1 year ago)
+Amanda You do realize that all you're doing is advertising your ignorance, right?
Imagination Lord (1 year ago)
Brilliant talk. But the main thing is; assault in bathrooms is illegal anyway. If you think assault happens in bathrooms, then you have to accept that cis men could assault cis men/boys in restrooms. If your fear is assault, then your issue should not be with trans people (who as shown are more likely to be assaulted), but with the actual people who are doing the assaulting.
George Anthony (4 months ago)
Imagination Lord when you refer to "the actual people who are doing the assaulting." no doubt you are referring to men(Including ones who pretend they are women)
George Anthony (4 months ago)
@Megalus Doomslayer Men who think they are women pretty much conform to the definition of nuts
Megalus Doomslayer (10 months ago)
You can come to school without a gun. You'd be nuts to detach body parts just to enter a bathroom.
Bethezzda Baenre (1 year ago)
what's funny to me is the hypocrisy of those against bathroom rights for trans people their argument is someone might do something to a child, inevitably these are the same conservative people who are against gun control laws . who when you say someone may shoot up a class room full of children look at you incredulously and say you cant hold the crimes of a few against everyone ... the cult of ignorance America is becoming is so disturbing to me ...
lockandloadlikehell (7 months ago)
Why do you love murder and crime?
lockandloadlikehell (7 months ago)
You support gun control murder zones. You're obviously mentally stable and the rest of your argument should be taken seriously.
SarahLJP (1 year ago)
Frances JAMES, it might seem like trans women using women's bathrooms is a recent occurrence. The fact of the matter is trans women have been using women's bathrooms for many decades without incident. Many cis women have shared a bathroom with a trans woman without realizing it. It's interesting that its only become an issue after marriage equality went nationwide in 2015. In 2016 North Carolina passed HB2.
Narciso de Almeida (1 year ago)
There should be nothing to discuss on genders.
Amanda Weidmann (1 year ago)
take your ignorance and go
SharonAnne N (1 year ago)
* I had the opportunity to produce a film about the demolition of a historic hotel 1983. The demolition crew allow access for me to film wherever I chose. I went into about every nook and cranny of that structure: offices, guest rooms, restaurant, bar, kitchens, and public restrooms. I made a curious observation that has had me pondering since then. The men's room at the executive floor was elaborate: several urinals, several stalls, and several private showers. As for women, the women's restroom was two stalls (neither wide for handicap access) and one crampt sink. Considering this presentation, recalling the year of the construction of that hotel, the lack of up-grades required for the time, it seems obvious that the women's restroom was likely a late remodel to a room used for other purposes in original construction. Whereas the men's restroom was well-designed and considered for a society where there were no women in the business, let alone no women employed at the executive floor. *
Megalus Doomslayer (10 months ago)
Well, when in Scotland act as the Scots would. Your Scotsmanship leveled up that day.
Irene (1 year ago)
At least they eventually(?) had ladies toilets. As recently as 20 years ago I was in a public house in Glasgow that only had a gents toilet. They served drinks to women though. When I asked where the ladies was I couldn't believe there wasn't even one lavvy, and attempted to use the gents which got me ejected from the premises. Defiantly, I stood inside their door recess, dropped my drawers and peed all over their entrance.
Andrea Mendenhall (1 year ago)
So everyone is suooosed to accept the idea of shared restroom because of a minute part of the oooulation. Most restrooms won't even be used by a trans everyday yet anyone can now enter either restroom??
Ellie May (10 months ago)
I don't think you heard what the speaker was saying, otherwise you wouldn't have said this.
Megalus Doomslayer (10 months ago)
KNightNinja87 Woah there! That sounds like a well-reasoned and intelligent approach. What are you trying to do? Spread communism?
KNightNinja87 (1 year ago)
I don't care about what goes on in a restroom, unless a crime is being committed, I just do my business and leave.
Andrea Mendenhall (1 year ago)
Interesting history of restrooms
Megalus Doomslayer (10 months ago)
Prior to the 1900s, women were expected to be mortified by the idea of using a public space for urination and defecation.
Josiah L (1 year ago)
Let's just have all privite bathroom.
kitsaplady (1 year ago)
Some non-truths in that speech.
Adelle (2 months ago)
@Amanda Cuckhold awww, thaank you sweetie. You are such a goofball XD
Amanda Cuckhold (2 months ago)
@Adelle You're a wackjob. 😆
Adelle (2 months ago)
@Amanda Cuckhold I'm lecturing you on facts because you are WRONG. Get over it.
Amanda Cuckhold (2 months ago)
@Adelle The one who thinks men can become women wants to lecture others on facts. LMFAO 😂
Adelle (2 months ago)
@Amanda Cuckhold Autogynephilia is a theory created a century ago, and has sense been discredited by science. I suppose you could go for the feels over facts argument though, huh?
rickster348 (1 year ago)
- no, we don't want grown men going into restrooms with little girls.
shelby miller (15 days ago)
@VAMR1991 I believe trans women would choose a little period pain over being openly hated and misunderstood by everyone around them on a non stop basis, any day.
책과차bookntea (5 months ago)
@thea whitaker often times mothers will take their young sons to the women's with them to make sure they're going safely. So there's that... generally women don't want their small children using the men's bathroom or being alone. For obvious reasons (plus the possibility of kidnapping). ....that's what about little boys....
Josephine Bournes (6 months ago)
Thank you!!!
AnOpenThought (1 year ago)
thanks for sharing
Ryan M (1 year ago)
You Can Pee At Least Two Stalls Away From Me
Jean Savage (1 year ago)
Dishrace
Shelli Anne Mulka (1 year ago)
Must be something Jean finds dish-gusting I guess !
Amegø64 (1 year ago)
Jean Savage wth is a dish race?
gin beer (2 years ago)
yeah
Mmmarvel the person (2 years ago)
To me it's pretty simple. If you identify as a woman (but your plumbing is male) and you wear dresses and do your makeup and hair as a woman then don't speak but go into the female restroom, into a stall and do your business. Ditto someone who identifies as a male (but your plumbing is female) and you wear men's clothes and your hair is short, the go into the men's restroom into a stall and do your business. Bottom line, don't make a big deal out of the fact that you are trans and life goes on. If you ID as a female but your plumbing is male (and vice-versa) then either make the gender ID complete (with appearance) but stop making it a big deal.
shelby miller (15 days ago)
Tell that to the trans kids in public schools where the teachers kick open the stall doors to pull them off the toilets and men who stand outside women's restrooms "guarding" the door against anyone he ASSUMES isn't a cis woman. Who are you tell someone where to use a bathroom? How about you keep YOUR mouth shut and hands to yourself and mind YOUR own business and let trans people do what they do? Seems like they wouldn't have to say anything if they weren't being ATTACKED for simply going to the bathroom in the first place, but no, go on, let's blame the victims here for speaking up about it.
Sini Keinänen (8 months ago)
so according to this logic, because I, a cis-girl, have short hair and you might mistake me for a guy, I should use the men's toilet? nope
Cynthia Cantrell (1 year ago)
What makes you think trans people haven't been doing exactly that for decades?
Helen Barton (1 year ago)
Mmmarvel the person Trans people aren't making it a big deal, conservatives are.

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