Transgender Bathrooms

Transgender Bathrooms 

I believe that the directive by the federal government rescinding the rights of transgender people will have two outcomes. The decision will lead to bullying of transgender people, and also protect the right to privacy of non-transgender people. Transgender people have been enjoying the right to use bathrooms according to the gender they identify with. However, with the directive, some of them will be exposed to bullying incidences from the non-transgender people. For example, a person who is biologically born as male, but identifies as female may face bullying when they try to use the women’s bathroom. This leaves them with confusion on which bathrooms to use even though the schools may provide protection. I feel that if a transgender person faces bullying due to the bathroom usage, they may not report the incidence due to fear of further ridicule. Nevertheless, I believe that if schools provide sufficient protection such students and other members of the transgender population will not be the subject of bullying. 

At the same time, believe that the directive will also protect the right to privacy of the non-transgender people. For example, for women this directive will guard their privacy given the difference of biological processes that occur in their bodies that make them different from men. I feel that if a man who identifies as female goes to the women’s bathroom, this will scare them and they would feel that their right to privacy has been violated by the transgender person. The same applies for men if a woman who identifies as a man enters their bathroom. Essentially, non-transgender people will not be able to identify persons that identify as male or female even though they were born different. This directive will therefore serve to protect their right to privacy when using the bathrooms.