Transgender Bathrooms — Why a Rape Survivor Has A Problem With Them

Transgender Bathrooms — Why a Rape Survivor Has A Problem With Them

transgenderIf someone is transgender, and you can’t tell they are, does it really matter if they are using the same restroom as you are? Especially considering stalls are private (other than men’s urinals). One rape survivor points to something else to consider when answering this question.

BuzzPo reports,

Kaeley Triller still remembers his hot breath on her face, so she chews countless sticks of gum to try and get rid of his smell.

She also showered wearing her underwear and slept with the night light on- all to try and protect herself from a man who sexually abused her during her childhood.

Triller took the brave step to share her story in an article published in the Federalist, where she voiced the dangers of transgender people using bathrooms that match their identified gender as opposed to bathrooms that actually match their anatomy.

She poignantly urged anyone who thinks combining genders in bathrooms is a good idea to look at past proof of men who cross-dressed in order to sexually assault women:

Jason Pomares, 33, was arrested for cross-dressing and videotaping women in a Florida mall restroom.

Norwood Smith Burned, 51, dressed like a woman and indecently exposed himself to children in a Walmart bathroom.

Taylor Buehler, 18, snuck into a women’s bathroom at a community college while wearing a bra and wig and later admitted to taking a shower in the women’s locker room.

It really does make you think harder about the issue. Fortunately, many establishments have unisex or “family” bathrooms that can accommodate transgenders who are worried about discrimination. Is this the solution? Will transgenders accept it? And if so, what about the cost to businesses to put in a third bathroom like this if they don’t already have one? It raises some tough questions.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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