Unshelved by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum
comic strip overdue media

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

So let me get this straight

The question of transgendered students' use of bathrooms aside, schools are resorting to having them wear an identifying badge of sorts (apparently without thinking of things like the use of yellow stars to identify Jews or pink triangles to identify gays, because, gosh darn it, they look like everyone else, so they have to have some sort of identifier). My mind is blown. The whole transgendered issue of bathrooms, which blew up this year so quickly and utterly, is the biggest red herring I've ever seen in my lifetime to distract people from more pressing dangers. Let people pee in peace. Any sort of 'examination' is an obvious human rights violation. People who actually identify with their birth gender are being harassed because they might be transgendered. Governors are using public funds to fight the government on its policy of allowing transgendered students to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with--in essence, to discriminate. My own state has joined that suit. :( Just let people pee in peace. I'm not saying bathrooms are completely safe--I know better. But it's not transgendered persons who are the problem. They are more likely to be targeted by the others using that bathroom than they are to be a danger, after all. And that's a problem with 'nice, normal' people, who put their prejudice into action.

Lawsuit: Trans Students Made to Wear Green Bracelets to ID Themselves

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