Transphobic Legislation?

Our politicians don’t have anything more important to do than to keep people from going to the bathroom of their choice.

Image for post
Image for post

I shared this image in my stream this morning. I don’t see anything inherently wrong with the sentiment this picture presents, which is why I posted it. And it didn’t take too long before the hate started to flow. would have been proud. Not going to share the hate because, well, hate-sharing is wrong no matter who does it.

What I will do is point out the hypocrisy of such legislation by sharing with you, just how many legislators don’t appear to have anything else to do with their time. Besides monitor whose going to the bathroom where… Oh and pretty much making the LGBTQI community unnecessarily uncomfortable.

Yes, I believe it was in Kansas where they offered a bounty…

My Response:

Yes, it is. We don’t stop people from going to the bathroom just because there are Congressmen who engage in sexual acts with women or men who they are not married to. In some cases, the very people promoting said bills are guilty of sexual indiscretions of an epic nature.

We don’t stop people from going to the bathroom if a person is a police officer, serial killer, ex-felon, or otherwise dangerous individual we don’t know about. Having gendered bathroom has become almost an artifact of the past and should go back into the dustbin of history.

Image for post
Image for post

Making just one more non-issue into an issue seems almost criminal given the state of affairs of most city and state governments where corruption, poverty, poisoned water and homeless are the order of day.

At the federal level corruption, environmental destruction and war are the primary reasons this nation can’t seem to progress effectively.

While we are gushing from the financial and cultural arteries around these issues, there was someone who thought making an issue about bathrooms was more significant than resolving one of these more important issues.

If you were to ask me where I wanted my government to spend their time it would be on not putting bounties on citizens trying to use the damn bathroom.

Because if we are going to have bounties, the ones that should be levied should be on members of government who don’t actually do anything useful during their times in office.

I bet we could pay out on a lot of those!

If only our politicians could make useful legislation which could handle any number of social ills our nation seems to struggle with.

Perhaps we can one day mandate something useful such as ‘" in Federal Court.

Let people go to the bathroom in peace.

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post

Thaddeus Howze is a writer, essayist, author and professional storyteller for mysterious beings who exist in beyond our understanding. Since they insist on constant entertainment and can’t subscribe to cable, Thaddeus writes a variety of forms of speculative fiction to appease their hunger for new entertainment.

Thaddeus’ speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies: (Australia, 2014), (2014), (2014), (2014), (2013), (UK, 2012), and (2012).

He has written two books: a collection called (2011) and an e-book novella called (2013) featuring .

Written by

Author | Editor | Futurist | Activist | |

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store