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Should transgender people use the bathroom that matches their identity?

There is continued controversy around which bathroom trans people should use - that which is true to their identity, or that which matches their assigned gender at birth. While radical feminist women's groups characterise this as an issue of safety, it can also be seen as a fundamental contravention of trans people's rights to not allow them to use the bathroom that matches their identity.

Yes, they should

This is about basic human decency and dignity

It would make non-conforming cisgender people more comfortable

Anyone whose gender presentation does not align with society's conventions would face fewer difficulties. Explore

Trans identities are valid

Being a trans woman is no different to being a cis woman, and they should not face different treatment. Explore

Trans women are not predators

The main argument against self identification is that trans people are a danger, but this is deeply untrue. Explore

Transgender people will be safer

Navigating the world as a visibly trans person is dangerous and taking away bathroom choice makes it even more so. Explore

No, they shouldn't

This isn’t about rights

Religious conceptions of gender

Religions are against trans people, so we should not allow them to self identify Explore

Transgender people are dangerous to cis women

Trans women are more dangerous and predatory than cis women, cis men could also take advantage of the law to gain access to female restrooms Explore

It is irrelevant

The subject shouldn't even be a debate

To ask the question references an issue that doesn’t exist

Transgender people suffer from an illness. Rather than trying to accommodate them, we should be trying to treat their mental illness. Transgender people need treatment, not accommodation. Explore

It is unenforceable

It is impossible to force people to use the bathroom of their birth sex.

It can't be policed

There is no practical way of enforcing a prohibitive bathroom law Explore
This page was last edited on Monday, 30 Mar 2020 at 18:21 UTC