Skip to comments.Transgender People Are Harassed and Assaulted in Public Bathrooms, Survey Says
Posted on 07/13/2013 5:13:09 AM PDT by Salman
Relieving yourself outside the comfort of your own bathroom will give even the overly confident some understandable anxiety. But for transgender people, it's more than just nerve-racking, it's dangerous, according to a survey released this week.
The survey, published in the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, found that 70 percent of responders have been denied entrance, were harassed or assaulted when attempting to use a public restroom of their identifying gender.
And it's no surprise that these traumatic experiences affect the daily life of transgender people, the survey points out. More than half of respondents reported having physical problems, including dehydration or kidney infections, because they "held it" to avoid using public bathrooms.
More than half also said they have skipped leaving the house because they didn't feel safe in public, the study says.
In addition, more than 25 percent of respondents say they experience problems using bathrooms at work, which, in some cases, was the reason they left or changed jobs. About 10 percent of respondents who attend school reported having excessive absence rates or dropped out.
Although the survey focuses on the Washington D.C. population, researchers say the problems could be more widespread as transgender people become more visible.
The Transgender Law Center found similar results in San Francisco when it completed a a similar survey in 2002. Herman said she is not sure how much has changed in the City, however this problems seem to occurring nationwide.
"Just because it took place in D.C. doesn't meant they aren't having those problems elsewhere," she said.
The survey concluded that cities should adopt laws that explicitly give transgender people legal protection in bathrooms. Additionally, it recommends creating unisex bathrooms to avoid the problem altogether.
Imagine that these degenerates are slapped around in bathrooms. Poor dears.
Confused men who use the women’s bathroom in public are harassed and assaulted? Who would have guessed? It’s a shame the medical profession has decided to reinforce delusions instead of helping these sick people to find a productive way of dealing with their problems.
I never got the transgender thing
it is a form of mutilation
I know regular old gay folks who thinks as I
do-—they can’t wrap their minds around it either.
In other news, pedophiles are having a hard time getting admission to playgrounds.
Gasp! Some women actually get upset when a man in a dress whips out his privates and takes a whiz standing up in the girls room? What kind of crazy intolerant world do we live in?
Woman walks into a men’s room, we find it strange but passable, esp. in a nightclub or bar since the ladies’ rooms can get quite packed. Man walks into a ladies’ room, and all Hell breaks loose.
I’m sorry, if a 6’0”+ hairy ape of a “woman” goes into a ladies’ room to pee standing up, that “woman” deserves to be thrown out of the establishment.
This transgender bullshit is the next line in the sand they’re going to push, and the assault is already well on its way. Homosexuality is disgusting by itself, now we have to worry about a physically stronger man who says he’s a woman using a ladies’ room? It never stops, does it?
It seems to me that, if a person who appears to be either a man or a woman goes into a stall of the apparently appropriate bathroom and does his or her business, nobody would notice. I’ve never been in a bathroom where someone was standing at the door checking people out to see if they were “transgendered.”
I once, in a sleep-deprived haze, went into the men’s room at Walmart and changed the diaper of whichever baby it was. Only when I went to throw the diaper away did I notice the urinals along the wall. No other occupant noticed me, even though I was wearing a dress!
Really? I think the survey reinforces that these misguided souls imagine they are the opposite gender and imagine because of this they are harassed.
When did surveys of mentally ill people start getting attention?
Since SF seems to have become a “clothing optional” city, I’m surprised if they feel inhibited about relieving themselves in the streets.
I think you might want to replace "noticed me" with "remarked upon my presence". Sounds like the "other occupants" were gentlemen. Guys, do *not* try this in the ladies' room.
I suspect that the vast majority of these alleged harassments are due to the transgenders soliciting sex and the unwitting partner getting pissed off when he realizes “that’s a man baby”.........
I, myself, like a lot of 16 year old boys, am a lesbian, trapped in a man’s body. I want to use the women’s locker room at the gym.
I don’t care if you dress like Ann Margret or Lady Gaga, if you have a wienie, take it to the men’s, the women are not going to accept you
Maybe they were just stuned ;-). And there weren’t more than one or two.
I suppose if a man went to change a baby’s diaper in the ladies’ room, it wouldn’t be a big deal. Women are behind closed doors.
But that’s a totally different subject.
While Navy, I saw the most beautiful women in Singapore, only to find they had a penis (they showed us as entertainment to the sailors). That is not "trans-gendered" as I understand. I thought a person had to have their genitals changed to fit in that category. Guess I'm wrong, or this could be a case transvestites complaining.
Women are, appropriately, creeped out when men are in a women’s public bathroom. Despite my screen name, I have known a few women in my lifetime. I notice that men will go to the bathroom with the door open, or even while their partner is at the sink. Women invariably close the door and do not let their partners in when they are answering nature’s call.
If I was a woman, I would not want be using the restroom, look around and see some man with his sausage in his hand.