Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bathroom Issue / Dissenting Opinion

But seriously.  The North Carolina bathroom issue has shown up this whole insanity for what it is.

Niemeyer explains:

This holding completely tramples on all
universally accepted protections of privacy
and safety that are based on the anatomical
differences between the sexes. … schools
would no longer be able to protect
physiological privacy as between students
of the opposite biological sex.
This unprecedented holding overrules
custom, culture, and the very demands
inherent in human nature for privacy and safety,
which the separation of such facilities
is designed to protect. More particularly,
it also misconstrues the clear language of
Title IX and its regulations. And finally,
it reaches an unworkable and illogical result.


 Across societies and throughout history, it has been commonplace and universally accepted to separate public restrooms, locker rooms, and shower facilities on the basis of biological sex in order to address privacy and safety concerns arising from the biological differences between males and females. An individual has a legitimate and important interest in bodily privacy such that his or her nude or partially nude body, genitalia, and other private parts are not exposed to persons of the opposite biological sex. Indeed, courts have consistently recognized that the need for such privacy is inherent in the nature and dignity of humankind.


Here is a judge that makes some sense.

And this poster.  

Really, this is the end of the road of post-modern existentialism.

--"Even though I was born a male, in my own mind I am a boy;  therefore, I need access to the boys' bathroom, or vice versa."  The fact is, however, that you are not that what you think but what you actually are.  But your mind swirls around only what you, yourself need or want.  The fact that the world's females are put at risk or at least, at high unease, is of no consequence to these warriors.

--When I was a girl, there was a man who exhibited himself outside the all-girl school.  At one point, I was grabbed by him in a side street and then I had to go testify against him in court.  This man was being prosecuted.

Now, is it permitted for any male to go into any woman's washroom?  These places are sometimes deserted and sometimes busy. In any case, it is easy to hide in them.  Once in a while someone gets killed in them. Once in a while one hears about all sorts of unseemly things going on in them. Nowadays, you cannot even criticize.

How would I feel, if I met men in the ladies' washroom?  People go there to be in private.  I am past deceiving and abusing age, but what about a minor, a little girl, an adolescent?  There are no more boundaries.

The whole thing is insane.  And as the judge said:  illogical.

And the National Review has this one:

None of these alleged civil rights have previously existed in American law. Instead, they represent coercion, pure and simple — the destruction of the civil rights of the faithful for the sake of the convenience of the radicals. After all, not one of these despised religious exemptions actually deprives an LGBT person of the right to marry or adopt or form their own religious organization.

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