For several years, there have been tensions and controversies across the United States over transgender bathroom policies being enacted.
In 2016, a woman went viral with the photos she took to make an argument against policies that allow transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their choice. Her posts have become so popular that even BBC wrote an article about her and the response she received.
Kristi Merritt, from Washington, posted several images on Facebook and quickly had more than 70,000 people sharing the image.
In the photos, Merritt poses with an umbrella, tortilla and a Corona beer and holds a sign that reads “Does this make me Mexican?”
In another photo, she wears a Seattle Seahawks shirt with the sign reading, “Does this make me Russell Wilson?”
Then she compared the images of being transgender. She posed for a photo with a dress, heels, a handbag and a sign that read, “So how does this turn a man into a woman? ”
“A man wearing women’s clothes does not make him a woman. Men should not enter our bathroom or locker! ” the caption accompanying the photos she posted said.
The stance against transgender bathroom use has drawn a lot of criticism online.
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Pink News, a UK-based online newspaper that primarily markets to the LGBT community, also picked up Merritt’s story. From there, harsh criticisms of Merritt erupted.
“Perhaps she should learn to be a nice, kind and caring human being. Okay, that might be a bit stressful for her,” said one comment above Pink News read.
“What it does make her is a bigot, a racist, a pervert, a hater, and most of all, an idiot. It didn’t take her time to really research the issue and figure out what transgenderism is. She did the typical boring housewife/football mom and decided ‘I don’t like this. I will fight it with all I have. Except the truth. I don’t need those because they can devalue my blind hatred,’ another commenter wrote.
Notably, Merritt is not alone in her argument that transgender bathroom policies can create loopholes for sexual predators.
In 2016, when North Carolina was debating House Bill 2, known as the “bathroom bill,” many argued that opening bathrooms to transgender individuals would cause problems and could lead to problems. potential for sexual harassment.
“He might be there to look at the anatomy of the opposite sex. He might be there because he’s a sex pervert. He could be there to do damage to a young girl,” said Ron Baity, president of Return America and pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. NPR.
North Carolina became a battleground on this issue in 2016, but transgender activism and policymaking have continued over the years across the United States.
Ballotpedia reported that while several states have passed anti-discrimination laws, there are still many more lawsuits that are still ongoing.
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