It's been awhile, but I'd like to address a problem that's bound to resurface in the near future. Public bathrooms.
Last year North Carolina was forced to water down it’s "bathroom bill" that required transsexuals (everybody really) to use the restroom based on the sex designated on their birth certificate. Good for them. I think that is something each state should decide for itself, along with a lot of other issues. Meanwhile Texas (my home state) had a "bathroom bill" die in the House when Republicans lacked the cojones to follow through. Good for us; for the same reason.
It's good that these measures failed because I think each state was approaching this from the wrong angle. So, let me elaborate by proposing a different approach to solving this particular social/legal dilemma.
First it helps to recognize the cause of the problem. Yes, social decay is the obvious answer but it actually goes even beyond that. A bigger problem is that the world (meaning the left) has decided to define another objective truth (male/female) as a subjective question. (This seems to be a repeating leftist inclination.) Approaching the problem from this reality, the solution is to come up with a new objective criterion that will do the trick (route everyone to the correct facility).
Granted, whatever solution you come up with will only work until the left manages to subjectify that. But, again, that’s an ongoing problem I have no idea how to solve. It’s like the old adage goes; you can’t fix stupid (or immorality).
So… back to my solution. I say get rid of male/female designations for restrooms (and other private facilities) all together. And replace it with a penis/non-penis designation. The having (or not having) a said penis being the only criteria to be considered in the determination of where to go.
One need ask him/her/itself one simple question. If I have a penis right here, right now… use the penis facilities. No penis right here, right now? The non-penis facilities. Done!
We (society/the state/whoever) don’t care what’s on your birth certificate, what’s on your driver’s license, how you’re dressed, or what you “identify” as (male, female, or fiddler-crab). This is not a comment or judgment on how you identify, or what you’ve done about that identity, or plan to do about that identity. It’s simply an objective criterion to restore order and sanity. Penis here… non-penis there.
I know, I know… I can already hear all the "buts" followed by special circumstances. So, let me address a few of the obvious ones to help make things clear.
Wish you didn’t have a penis (when you do)? … penis facilities.
Wish you did have a penis (when you don’t)? … non-penis.
Think you’re a gal in a guy’s body (and vice-versa)? Immaterial! DO YOU HAVE A PENIS?
Think you’re a fiddler crab in a human body? Immaterial! DO YOU HAVE A PENIS?
Think you’re a gal in a guy’s body to the point that you’ve had Mr. Happy removed? … Congratulations! You have earned non-penis facility privileges. Why? Because you (right here, right now) don’t have a penis. (See the pattern?)
Think you’re a guy in a gal’s body to the point that you’ve had a Mr. Happy constructed (How do that do that by the way (rhetorical))? … Congratulations! You have earned penis facility privileges.
In therapy or consultation, taking preliminary drugs, intending or considering a Mr. Happy addition or removal? … Immaterial! Ask yourself, DO I HAVE A PENIS?
I know this solution may add a little additional pressure to the trans-gendered community in that it requires a certain level of commitment (some more than others… heh, heh, heh). But I think commitment is a good thing. Like the old adage goes. Piss or get off the pot… or step away from the pot… or… you know what I mean. :)