Is your 12-year-old daughter uncomfortable with exposed penises in her locker-room?
Tell her to get over it, says the Charlotte Observer.
Last week, the major North Carolina media outlet published an editorial in support of President Obama’s transgender edict compelling all public schools to segregate their bathrooms and locker-rooms by subjectively claimed “gender identity” rather than biology, threatening noncompliance with possible lawsuits and revoked funding.
Their defense of the nonsensical, far-overreaching order was asinine: Girls will just have to overcome “discomfort” of “male genitalia” in their bathrooms and locker-rooms. In typical fashion, their argument was also steeped in hyperbolic and utterly disconnected language about actual civil rights. You see, girls seeing penises in their bathrooms and locker-rooms, and getting used to it, is exactly like desegregation.
“This is what the Obama administration nudged the rest of the country toward Friday,” said the editorial. “Yes, the thought of male genitalia in girls’ locker rooms — and vice versa — might be distressing to some. But the battle for equality has always been in part about overcoming discomfort — with blacks sharing facilities, with gays sharing marriage — then realizing it was not nearly so awful as some people imagined.”
Why is little Suzie such a bigot, anyway? The “discomfort” of having naked men in her locker-room is all a part of progress. Sheesh.
"Yes, the thought of male genitalia in girls’ locker rooms — and vice versa — might be distressing to some. But the battle for equality has always been in part about overcoming discomfort."
The editorial continues, describing legitimate safety concerns offered up by opponents of trans edict put forth by Obama as “political fiction”:
“Those safety issues are political fiction — non-transgender men wouldn’t have been allowed in women’s bathrooms under the Charlotte ordinance that HB 2 killed, and the 200 or so cities with similar ordinances have had no incidents involving bathroom predators.”
Of course, this claim of "political fiction" is actually, you guessed it, political fiction.
Such "gender identity" legislation is largely unprecedented, so eschewing concerns for safety is silly. Further, in the places where such policies have been enacted, cases of malice and abuse from non-trans men taking advantaged of said policies have been reported.
But, again, we will all just have to get used to "discomfort" for the sake of Leftist-deemed "progress."