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Transgender People Are Harassed and Assaulted in Public Bathrooms, Survey Says
SF Weekly ^ | Jun 25, 2013 | Rigoberto Hernandez

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.


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KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; sodomhusseinobama; transgender
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1 posted on 07/13/2013 5:13:09 AM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

Imagine that these degenerates are slapped around in bathrooms. Poor dears.


2 posted on 07/13/2013 5:15:46 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Salman

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.


3 posted on 07/13/2013 5:17:55 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Salman

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.


4 posted on 07/13/2013 5:18:11 AM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: Salman

In other news, pedophiles are having a hard time getting admission to playgrounds.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 5:18:22 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Salman

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?


6 posted on 07/13/2013 5:18:30 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Salman

agitprop


7 posted on 07/13/2013 5:19:09 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: Salman

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?


8 posted on 07/13/2013 5:19:55 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Salman

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!


9 posted on 07/13/2013 5:20:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The human project is all about babies! Culture is all about babies!" ~ Cdl. Dolan)
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To: Salman

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?


10 posted on 07/13/2013 5:22:44 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Salman
Ohfercrynoutloud use the plumbing that matches your plumbing, not the mush between your ears.
11 posted on 07/13/2013 5:26:42 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: Salman

Since SF seems to have become a “clothing optional” city, I’m surprised if they feel inhibited about relieving themselves in the streets.


12 posted on 07/13/2013 5:27:01 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Tax-chick
No other occupant noticed me, even though I was wearing a dress!

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.

13 posted on 07/13/2013 5:27:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Salman

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”.........


14 posted on 07/13/2013 5:27:30 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I ain't no cracker, I'm a white a$$ soda biscuit...)
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To: Salman

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.


15 posted on 07/13/2013 5:28:34 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Salman

idiots

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


16 posted on 07/13/2013 5:28:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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.


17 posted on 07/13/2013 5:29:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The human project is all about babies! Culture is all about babies!" ~ Cdl. Dolan)
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To: Salman
I don't get it. If they are truly "trans-gendered", who would know to harass them? As it says, it is a survey of "trans-gendered". Think they could be imagining things?

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.

18 posted on 07/13/2013 5:31:32 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Tax-chick

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.


19 posted on 07/13/2013 5:32:50 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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.


20 posted on 07/13/2013 5:35:41 AM PDT by sport
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To: Salman

Next we’ll see initiatives to abolish male and female restrooms.


21 posted on 07/13/2013 5:36:01 AM PDT by grania
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I was at the Washington National airport not too long ago and went in the ladies room. I could clearly see the large shoes in the first stall facing the toilet. I immediately left.

This is just wrong all around. Why don’t these lawmakers let men in the bathroom stalls with their granddaughters since they think it is ok for us.


22 posted on 07/13/2013 5:36:52 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: A Navy Vet
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).

Ah, you must have been on Boogis (sp?) St.

23 posted on 07/13/2013 5:37:13 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Salman

Many asked ‘What next for the societal disrupters?’ during the peak of the gay marriage debate.

Now we know. But these sickos are finding sympathy a bit thin on the ground.


24 posted on 07/13/2013 5:42:18 AM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: Salman

From my experience in law enforcement in the 50’s & 60’s it is the other way around. Males going to a public restroom, especially young men and boys, were often propositioned by homosexual men hanging around.


25 posted on 07/13/2013 5:43:14 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Salman
I can imagine an adult pedophile claiming they are a child in an adult body and that they have the right to assault children.
26 posted on 07/13/2013 5:44:38 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

‘Family’ bathrooms are found in many places such as airports. I use them as often as possible. Clean, spacious and and the indispensable lock on the door means the freaks are elsewhere.


27 posted on 07/13/2013 5:44:41 AM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: grania

Of course.

Note the article’s slant: people protesting the encroachment of psychosis on their most private activities are ‘a problem.’


28 posted on 07/13/2013 5:46:30 AM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: Salman

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.

See this is just bullshit. Identifying gender is what is between your legs. Not what is in your mind. Of course people are not going to allow a pervert to enter into a restroom where their children may be. Our society is very ill.


29 posted on 07/13/2013 5:49:21 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Salman

The survey concluded that cities should adopt laws that explicitly give transgender people legal protection in bathrooms.

Wow a law that pedophiles would just love! We have laws in place to protect children from abuse. This type law would destroy that.


30 posted on 07/13/2013 5:51:25 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Salman
I don't care what your psychological issues are. If you have a penis, use it in the restroom designated for those who have a penis. If you don't have a penis and need to sit down to urinate, go into the restroom intended for people who don't have a penis. But do not come into the restroom where we women congregate and try to use your penis in front of us, or yes, you will be harassed. No, we're not frightened by the sight of male organs; most of us have seen and handled them extensively. We simply do not want to have to cope with your psychosexual problems. If you are that troubled, we have the right to distance ourselves from you at a time when we are vulnerable.
31 posted on 07/13/2013 5:52:06 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare--now a Marine Mom)
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To: Salman

“The Transgender Law Center”

...they have their own law center!? Must be next door to “The NAMBLA Law Center”.


32 posted on 07/13/2013 5:56:52 AM PDT by albie (t allowed)
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To: Salman

Male people and female people are also harassed and assaulted in public restrooms.

Should we just not have restrooms then?


33 posted on 07/13/2013 5:57:39 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: rarestia
This transgender bullshit is the next line in the sand they’re going to push, and the assault is already well on its way.

Amazing how we flit from grievance to grievance. I have seen more "news" on this topic in the past couple months than I had read or heard in all the rest of my long life.

34 posted on 07/13/2013 6:02:55 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Salman

I have 2 questions:

How many people were included in the survey?

How did the “harassers” know these people were transgendered? Seems to me that if they looked/dressed in a relatively believable manner, quietly went into a stall and did their business (facing the “expected” way), washed their hands and left, no one would even notice.

Seems there’s more to the story here.


35 posted on 07/13/2013 6:07:58 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: twyn1

We live in such an intolerant, uncaring society. Not only should transgenders be allowed in whatever restroom they desire, they should be hugged and kissed for their heroic act. (obvious uber-sarc)


36 posted on 07/13/2013 6:12:25 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Salman

So, here are the options:

Get help for the emotional/sexual dysfunction.

Pretend you’re normal when you go out - dress to match your body parts and use the washroom designated to your body parts.

Wear Depends.

Stay home.


37 posted on 07/13/2013 6:16:30 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Salman

The tyranny of the minority strikes again.

How about treating it for what it is, a mental illness, and stop this ridiculous PC nonsense.


38 posted on 07/13/2013 6:16:51 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Salman
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.

Oh, boo hoo.

This wouldn't happen if you used the bathroom appropriate to the sex which nature saw fit to assign to you.

I'm sorry, was that heartless and narrow minded?

39 posted on 07/13/2013 6:19:11 AM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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So the degenerates enter an inappropriate restroom and some healthy people react appropriately and exclude them by force. In spite of my general despair as to the current state of the American soul occasionally healthy behavior still manifests itself.
40 posted on 07/13/2013 6:20:13 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Salman

How strange, I thought it was assault was already illegal. Does the prohibition against assault end at the bathroom door?


41 posted on 07/13/2013 6:20:56 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: MrEdd

A shoot to kill policy for bathroom perverts would be supportable law.


42 posted on 07/13/2013 6:23:12 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: A Navy Vet
That is not “trans-gendered” as I understand. I thought a person had to have their genitals changed to fit in that category.

“Transgendered” is when the genitals are removed. “Pangendered” is when the genitals are removed and sauteed in butter.

43 posted on 07/13/2013 6:25:03 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: A Navy Vet

You’re right. If a transgender man dressed as a woman goes into a women’s bathroom and does his business in the stall with the door closed who would know the difference?

I think what we have here is the question of passable vs. not passable. In other words, dude still looks like a dude even with the makeup.

Btw, transgender is just cultural marxism for transvestite.


44 posted on 07/13/2013 6:26:09 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Salman

%$&&$$&#$ perverts SHOULD be!!!!!


45 posted on 07/13/2013 6:26:31 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I don’t get it. Women have no right to be upset with men in their bathroom? So if regular women have to hold it all day, quit their jobs or school, no sympathy for them? When will the majority stand up for their rights?


46 posted on 07/13/2013 6:29:05 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: ottbmare

I propose a law to abolish men and women bathrooms.

The new designation will be. Penis and Vagina bathrooms.

No confusion there.


47 posted on 07/13/2013 6:30:06 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Salman

I’m 54 years old, and I still don’t understand how a ‘man’ can be ‘trapped’ inside a woman’s body, or vice versa. If I believed I was a tiger trapped inside a human body, should I be granted license to act accordingly?

If I believe I’m an astronaut, can I ride the space shuttle?

Maybe I’m a ‘00’ spy? That would grant me certain privileges , wouldn’t it?

I’m pretty certain these things are determined by biology - not personal delusion.


48 posted on 07/13/2013 6:30:22 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: mountainlion

‘Adult baby’ Stanley Thornton Jr. will still receive Social Security checks following probe

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/adult-baby-stanley-thornton-jr-receive-social-security-checks-probe-article-1.965186#ixzz2YvqvvMdX


49 posted on 07/13/2013 6:31:12 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

The CA rule for schools is whatever gender the child identifies with, then they can use that bathroom.


50 posted on 07/13/2013 6:32:52 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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