Wildcat Chronicle

Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Obama administration ordered every public school in the United States to allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom matches their chosen gender identity.

North Carolina has tried to pass House Bill 2 which, according to CNN, is a statewide policy banning individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex and restricts cities from passing nondiscrimination laws.

The real issue is that many are not worried about transgender people as much as they are worried about heterosexual men pretending they are transgender to get into the women’s bathroom.

At the same time, Americans have to consider what it would be like for a transgender man who is bearded, muscular, and rough looking to be forced to use the women’s restroom.

Would he have to go around handing cards out to all the women in the bathroom saying “I’m transgender, don’t be afraid,”? That’d be humiliating to anyone.

By subjecting transgenders to use their birth assigned gender bathroom, it would cause more problems than one.

States should not be able to pass laws that humiliate a person because of their race, religion, or gender.

Let’s be honest, I could walk into the Target bathroom and another woman walks in after me. How do I know if she is transgender or not? I don’t.

If people are going to have such a problem with having equal rights no matter who you are then why don’t public schools, or public places in general, make gender neutral bathrooms along with the usual male and female bathrooms.

By doing so, everyone will have a choice. Their personal privacy will not be violated.

The whole issue is horrible to think about.

First the issue started with who people can be in a relationship with. Now it has to do with who can go to what bathroom. What is it with people’s private lives that makes everyone go crazy?

People are always scared of what they don’t understand.

I will admit that transgenderism infringes on the gender binary I grew up with and never questioned, but times are changing.

Society needs to open its norms to a broader spectrum and accept the fact that things will change.

The change is not about special rights for anyone. It’s about expanding the guaranteed rights for every American citizen- male or female.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Writer
Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief
This is Emily’s second year on the paper. Emily is the Editor in Chief. Emily loves writing and hopes to continue with journalism and politics throughout college and beyond. She hopes to major in digital media journalism, minor in political science, and master in sociology. Emily hopes to make a difference in the world by capturing...
Leave a Comment




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

    Fall Sports

    Undefeated golfer heads to state tournament

  • Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

    News

    Students can show writing talent in Dare to Scare contest

  • Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

    Clubs

    Women’s Leadership Club celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a treat sale

  • Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

    Clubs

    Hard work pays off as Chronicle achieves a silver rating from CSPA

  • Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

    Boys Golf

    Golfers head to sectionals Monday

  • Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

    Clubs

    A chance to save lives at fall blood drive

  • Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

    Club Beats

    WeGo Global focuses on 7 Elements to help the world

  • Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

    Clubs

    “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” will grant a child a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation

  • Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

    News

    President Trump attacks the Hispanic community once again

  • Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

    News

    Democrats sweep ballot in mock election

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School
Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy