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Posted 3/19/13 , edited 3/19/13
Pervy side kicking in.. YES.

but in all seriousness, I wouldn't mind, especially for someone who is ridiculously rejected from both sides because he/she is a transgender. Hell, I'd make another restroom in the middle just for them if I could.
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I really wouldn't mind. As someone who works with teeanagers, I can understand why the parents and officials are hesitant in this case. Kids start wondering and exploring about their sexuality at a very young age. That's not say little girls and boys are turning tricks in the bathrooms. From my personale experience its best not to create opportunities for things to happen, especially with the attitudes school officials have about sex and sexuality.
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Posted 3/20/13
I don't feel comfortable sharing the bathroom with people in general, the addition of females wouldn't change anything.
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Posted 3/20/13

theStaBita wrote:

I don't even feel comfortable using the bathroom with another guy in the next stall


then you would be good at this game:

http://www.arcadestreet.com/the-bathroom-simulator.htm

- you have to decide where to go in the bathroom provided certain circumstances... its almost funny
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Overall I think there's just too much unnecessary "ick" going around when people are thinking about what body parts someone else does or doesn't have.

Usually at airports, for example, you have a women's restroom right next to a men's restroom. What's the difference between that and just having one big restroom for everybody (ie unisex)? I don't care if the person in the stall next to me is the opposite sex or not, since the person in the restroom next to me probably is.

When I'm going to the restroom all I care about is doing my thing, washing up and continuing with my day. And there will always be peepers, ones who peep on people of the same sex and others who do it on the opposite sex. So no matter what the setup is some people choose not to just mind their own business. And when everyone does mind their own business it doesn't matter one squat who or what is in the bathroom with me.

So to answer the OP question, anyone who thinks it's wrong to let this transgendered child to use the restroom of the gender she identifies with, is just way excessively puritan and squeamish and needs a time machine to go back to the 1700's where you came from.
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Posted 3/22/13
This would force me to confront the fact that girls poop and fart too on a daily basis, so no.
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Posted 3/22/13 , edited 8/23/13

demongurrl13 wrote:

You're all too comfortable in your tiny little cages.


#Whoa #Deep #LifeChanging


ChinaCat89 wrote:

I don't feel comfortable sharing the bathroom with people in general, the addition of females wouldn't change anything.


That's adorbs

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Posted 3/23/13
I sat next to someone on the bus who was the opposite sex. All I could think about was how close this person's genitals were to mine. Very distracting.

If we need laws solely to make sure all penises and all vaginas go to the right restroom, then we need to sex-segregate our entire public transportation system.
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Posted 3/23/13 , edited 3/23/13
As a non gay person I wouldn't mind living with a gay person or transgender person. Also if I'm a landlord I would happily accept a gay or transgender person as tenant.

They are generally very clean people.



Edits: people are gay are often associated with a mental disorder known as OCD, but OCD is not a bad thing OCD folks keep the place very clean. For gay people there are a few pros about them. For example some job positions are better represented by gay people. if I'm in middle management for a fragrance store. I wouldn't mind hiring gays.
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Posted 3/23/13
I would be very comfortable sharing a bathroom with a woman, but the question is: would she be comfortable sharing with me?
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Posted 3/23/13
You people need to go back to the good ol' days of twin seated outhouses :D

To answer your question: It doesn't bother me if there are other people in a bathroom at the same time as myself. If they are staring at me, or standing right behind me while I'm at a urinal, trying to crawl under the divide of a bathroom stall, peaking over the bathroom stall, Throwing wet toilet paper over any stalls that they see pants down on (only thing on this list that's actually happened), or staring through the stall gaps, then I don't care.

It's not like guys walk around the bathroom with their junk hanging out when they aren't at a toilet. If there were no gaps in the stalls, either on the floors or on the ceilings, or the doors, then I don't see how there would be any issue at all sharing the same room. Bathrooms are a neutral area that is generally respected by everyone because of how we are raised.


At the same time, you are in a vulnerable position in the restroom, and that is far more uncomfortable for women than men in most cases, as most times men are standing up. Then again, men are far more likely to accidently expose themselves to the room at large given the setup. And far more likely to expose themselves on purpose if there was someone to show off to.


You can only view a group by it's lowest common denominator, so I suppose that americans in general aren't ready for this level of maturity.
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Posted 3/23/13 , edited 8/23/13

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As a non gay person I wouldn't mind living with a gay person or transgender person. Also if I'm a landlord I would happily accept a gay or transgender person as tenant.

They are generally very clean people.



Edits: people are gay are often associated with a mental disorder known as OCD, but OCD is not a bad thing OCD folks keep the place very clean. For gay people there are a few pros about them. For example some job positions are better represented by gay people. if I'm in middle management for a fragrance store. I wouldn't mind hiring gays.
Umm... what did all that have to do with this thread?




trinkit wrote:

The kid in the article is 6 years old!!! Allowing this kid into the girl's bathroom is wrong. What about the other kids who are being adversely affected by having this issue raised while they are all still so young. The message they get is that their feelings are meaningless and that only the feelings of the transgender kid are important. Political Correctness is causing America to completely loose its way.
But I don't think the argument in favor of allowing transkids using the bathroom according to the gender they identify is disregarding the impact it may cause on others at all. Suppose a pair of devout Christian parents have a child that goes to this school and their belief is that all God's children are the sex and gender they were born as and there's no way to change that. If a girl who's biologically a boy is in the bathroom with the daughter of this Christian family yes that gives her the message that her parents are wrong about God and may cause confusion and stress for her.

However, does that entitle her (well her parents really) to absolute authority on whether biological sex is changeable or not? No. Whether it's a position supported by an entire religion that the majority identify with, or a personal opinion, it does not automatically trump the opposing viewpoint. This is the issue at hand here to answer the question which restroom a boy (who identifies as female) should be using. What about boys who do not know that this transgirl is male saw her using a boys restroom? Would that not be awkward and uncomfortable for them and her?

Therefore ultimately the question boils down to is this child permitted to continue living as a girl or must she be forced to dress, act, look like and be a little boy that she strongly believes she isn't? Denying that conclusion and determination, whichever it may be, simply because some people are offended by the idea of a boy in the girls restroom is a truly unequal and lopsided consequence that you simply scoff as "political correctness." Shame on you.



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Posted 3/24/13

JustineKo2 wrote:


DeckardXLeah wrote:

As a non gay person I wouldn't mind living with a gay person or transgender person. Also if I'm a landlord I would happily accept a gay or transgender person as tenant.

They are generally very clean people.



Edits: people are gay are often associated with a mental disorder known as OCD, but OCD is not a bad thing OCD folks keep the place very clean. For gay people there are a few pros about them. For example some job positions are better represented by gay people. if I'm in middle management for a fragrance store. I wouldn't mind hiring gays.
Umm... what did all that have to do with this thread?





I dunno I saw on the first page that everyone is talking about gay folks, so I thought this thread is about opinion on gays. Anyway do I mind sharing a bathroom with the opposite sex
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Posted 3/24/13

JustineKo2 wrote:


Therefore ultimately the question boils down to is this child permitted to continue living as a girl or must she be forced to dress, act, look like and be a little boy that she strongly believes she isn't?


Having someone use the bathroom to which they are anatomically suited should have no bearing on what you mention. Moreover, if American public bathrooms were to the same standards as those in Europe, I probably wouldn’t have posted any comments on this thread.

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Posted 3/24/13

trinkit wrote:

The kid in the article is 6 years old!!! Allowing this kid into the girl's bathroom is wrong. What about the other kids who are being adversely affected by having this issue raised while they are all still so young. The message they get is that their feelings are meaningless and that only the feelings of the transgender kid are important. Political Correctness is causing America to completely loose its way.


If her gender is female, she should be able to use the girl's restroom. Allowing it isn't giving her 'special' rights, it's equal rights.
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