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Posted 12/27/14 , edited 12/27/14

Rugidarol wrote:

When is that going to happen? My life is pretty much like that now.



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Rugidarol wrote:


severticas wrote:


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Oh, okay. Good luck.



thanks. the eliminating part will be tough, you've got to be really good lol
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No problem with me.
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Public bathrooms gross me out.
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I do my best to avoid public restrooms as it is, and cannot bring myself to use a urinal even if I'm the only person in the room at the time. That being said, I wouldn't be any more bothered by a woman or transgendered individual using the same restroom than I am by having to share with other men. There have been multiple instances where I've had to share the restroom with my mother while she was getting ready for work and didn't have time to vacate the room while I went. Which speaking of my mother, she grew up with three older sisters and a younger brother, and when her dad got off work he'd go into the restroom to clean himself up regardless of who else might be in there at the time and so would the rest of them. It was simply never an issue with them. Admittedly things are somewhat different when speaking of family as opposed to strangers, but my point is that I feel that people make too big of a deal of such things.

The one concern I feel is legitimate is the issue of safety, the possibility of rape/molestation. However, the issue stands that there's very little preventing someone from assaulting you in a restroom as it is beyond the social stigma of entering the wrong room and the risk of being caught, and that's to say nothing of being assaulted by someone of the same sex. The only way to remove this risk is to make all public restrooms separate lockable rooms like you'd see in a doctor's office or hospital, and even then the risk would never be entirely gone. Not to mention that there have been multiple reports of transgendered individuals being attacked, or even killed, while trying to use the restroom whether they're using the "wrong" or "correct" one.

I think the best solution, for the time being at least, would be to have three kinds of restrooms available at all times: a men's, women's and unisex/gender-neutral restroom while allowing transgendered individuals use whichever bathroom they feel safest in. That way everyone would have an option that would hopefully let them feel safe, as well as providing easier access to a bathroom for parents with children or people with disabilities who may have attendants of the opposite gender.

I really wish high school sex-ed covered the topics of transgenderism, homosexuality, bisexuality and so on. I feel that the biggest issue here is the amount of ignorance our collective societies have for such topics coupled with the sense of shame we're taught to feel from a young age when discussing our bodies and sexuality. Thankfully my parents were always open about such things with me, but due to the way that schools shun almost all sexual education beyond "don't have sex or you'll get an STD, become pregnant and ruin your life," if I didn't have access to the internet I'd never have learned about some of the lesser known and lesser talked about topics.

Hopefully this all makes sense as I have a tendency to get a hundred different ideas flying around in my head at once so it's somewhat difficult to put things into words in an understandable way at times. One thing I found thanks to this is a booklet called Peeing in Peace which covers this topic in pretty good detail (though I haven't finished reading it yet). It's an interesting read which let's you see things from a side of things that you normally wouldn't. For anyone who might be interested you can find it at http://transgenderlawcenter.org/issues/public-accomodations/peeing-in-peace. I ended up making a lot of the same points discussed in the book, only not as well haha.
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I wouldn't mind. I need to do more interaction with the opposite gender. Who knows my female roommates could end up being my girlfriends if we have something in common.
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I've shamelessly walked into a public men's restroom before when I was like 13 years old. The ladies' line was too long, and I wasn't going to wait. I don't think it's illegal to use the opposite gender bathroom. Unless there's actually a law like that that exists.
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PolkaGnome wrote:


I think the best solution, for the time being at least, would be to have three kinds of restrooms available at all times: a men's, women's and unisex/gender-neutral restroom while allowing transgendered individuals use whichever bathroom they feel safest in. That way everyone would have an option that would hopefully let them feel safe, as well as providing easier access to a bathroom for parents with children or people with disabilities who may have attendants of the opposite gender.



Reminds me of the Family restrooms that they sometimes have in places like Disneyland
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Posted 12/28/14 , edited 12/29/14
No what I was saying is the boy is only a child maybe when he grows up he will be totally different. So why are people pushing him into a label that will probably make his life harder and become someone people pick on when it could just be a phase he is feeling now. These things should be left alone and not influenced by adults. Plus where are kids learning this weird stuff they should be watching what their children are being exposed to as well.
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Posted 12/29/14
i wouldn't care i want to be the opposite gender so it really doesn't matter
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I can't even share a bathroom with the same sex very well. My sharing skills are mediocre and sad. I need to be a bit more open, but being easily flustered is a massive disadvantage. Dont understand why, I'm not that sensitive to nudity, I blush easily, that's all… and I'm pale enough that it shows…
I remember when I attended a concert, at a young age, I had to use the men's bathroom, since the women's line stretched nearly out the hall, so I sheileded my eyes and braced myself. Really it wasn't all that bad, but my bodily functions were in overdrive and by the time I left my face was beet red anyway. I'm pretty sure it's just a reaction… or something… because while nudity doesn't always offend me… I am not exactly accustomed to it.
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