The War on Bathrooms Continues
UPDATE: The authenticity of this video is now being disputed online. Regardless of where or when this incident took place, our feelings on the deplorable issue at hand remain the same.
Remember when you were a kid and everything was so simple? The sky was blue, the grass was green, and things were either good or bad, yes or no, black or white. As we grow older, most of us come to realize that things were never actually so binary, and that most social issues are dominated by a large grey space that deserves our respect and attention.
In recent weeks, chances are you’ve caught wind of the country’s war on public bathrooms and changing rooms as state and local governments crack down on the trans community by attempting to refuse entrance to these intimate spaces to any individual who does not fully conform to our preconceived and, indeed, childish notions of “man” and “woman,” “male and female.”
Nowhere is this battle more heated than in North Carolina, where the state government is trying its very hardest to segregate cisgender citizens from those who don’t fit the stereotypical molds of masculine men and feminine women.
This story is truly upsetting and shows the inherent contradictions in North Carolina’s bathroom law.