What do you think about President Obama’s bathroom policy?

We live in a world where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic self. If you believe you are a woman then you are free to live your truth even if your anatomy is not in agreement with your true beliefs. Mainstream society might not agree with you, but there are laws on the book to protect and in some cases by presidential proclamation you are protected. It is odd that we adamant about protecting the lives of some, but those who oppose them are not respected, but vilified for not supporting them. No one should have to preface their statement by saying “I am not a bigot” to pose an alternative opinion. So I’ll say it, “I am not a bigot”, but I have a problem with the bathroom policy. We see people commit dastardly acts everyday. Not saying members of the trans community would do these things, but when you swing the door open widely you can not be sure of who will get past the barrier. I’ve been writing this blog for 8 years and I have been an loyal supported of President Obama, but that support does not render me silent. This is a policy that I do not affirm. Share your thoughts.

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  • gehbi  On May 17, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I believe we vilify people who do not look like us or people that we don’t understand. Why should you assume that “dastardly” acts will be committed. Let’s stop being so negative and be a bit more optimistic about this policy. This policy was put in place to help people and to make people more comfortable with their gender.

    • Bill  On May 17, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      When did reasoning, critical thinking and common sense die? It seems as though of we tend to become defensive in our support for persons or positions without employing any of these faculties and certainly without engaging in lateral thinking. If one accepts the premise that anyone can truly self identitify as a member of the opposite sex, then I think it is reasonable to believe they pose no greater threat to other occupants of the rest room than do heterosexual occupants.

      So I think time will prove that is not where the danger or threats lie. The danger in this mandate is that it grants a passport to the bathrooms, and let us not forget locker rooms as well, to any pedophile or pervert who is so inclined to pretend to self identify as a member of that gender.

      This policy has nothing to do with making people more comfortable with their gender. Quite the contrary; it might make them more comfortable in pretending to be something that they are not. Gender is not a characteristic that we get to select. It is result of a genetic process.

      If this policy were initiated by any reasonable person who has demonstrated that they embrace traditional values, I would attribute this to simply being a poorly conceived policy. Unfortunately, that is not what I believe. Remember, the president promised to fundamentally change America.

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