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.
How strange, I thought it was assault was already illegal. Does the prohibition against assault end at the bathroom door?
A shoot to kill policy for bathroom perverts would be supportable law.
“Transgendered” is when the genitals are removed. “Pangendered” is when the genitals are removed and sauteed in butter.
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.
%$&&$$&#$ perverts SHOULD be!!!!!
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?
I propose a law to abolish men and women bathrooms.
The new designation will be. Penis and Vagina bathrooms.
No confusion there.
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.
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The CA rule for schools is whatever gender the child identifies with, then they can use that bathroom.
“Next well see initiatives to abolish male and female restrooms.”
I think a restroom with a ‘?’ icon on the door will be added.
” Man walks into a ladies room, and all Hell breaks loose.”
I was having an insane day at work and walked into the women’s restroom where I encountered several ladies. I was standing there like a deer in headlights and they all started laughing at me as I sheepishly backed out. One of them asked “do you do this a lot?”.
Just pass a law that says any public use building must now have three types of restrooms-Men, Women, and Confused.
Dress according to the sex you were born with.
Choose a restroom based upon the sex you were born with.
There needs to be a restroom marked, “It”.
You had a “trump card”...the baby and a dirty diaper.
Yes, there’s that.
Many diseases come and go. Transsexualism might as well be one of them.
Well yeah, they're F*ing perverts.