The following blog post deals with sensitive subject matter that some readers may find offensive. Consider this your “trigger warning”.
Years ago now, I was in full support of Gay Marriage. If gay people wanted to get married to each other I saw absolutely no problem with that. I didn’t just “tolerate” the idea, I fully supported it and even voted in favor. I heard all the naysayers talking about “a slipper slope” and “it won’t stop here” and I thought to myself “these people are stupid, what harm can gay people getting married do to anyone?”
Then the Trans movement gained ground. I still wasn’t that concerned really, people have been “trans” for a long time, this is not a new thing right? They just used to be called transexual instead of transgender, big whoop. I was still quite “tolerant” of the narrative, feeling that someone else’s decisions about their sexual orientation and what sex they want to dress as is really not my business.
But now, there is this stupid bathroom fight going on, and it has gone so far as the President telling public schools across the nation that they have to let “Transgender students use the bathroom of the gender they identify with rather than the one they were born as or risk losing federal funding for the school district that does not comply.”
Now you might say “Damn, Raven, why you gotta hate on the children?”…but I am really not. Aside from my belief that a child below the age of puberty should not be exposed to these gender bending ideas, I don’t think the federal government should be dictating bathroom directives at anyone. Transgender folks, real ones, have been using whatever public bathrooms they want for as long as they have been transgender or transexual or whatever you want to call it.
I disagree with the agenda being discussed with school children that have not yet hit the pubescent years anyway. These kids are not old enough to understand this stuff, this is just not an age appropriate discourse. There should not be “transgender students” at elementary schools! An eight year old does not naturally arrive at the conclusion that they were born as the wrong gender. That is an idea that has to be implanted in their minds by liberal minded parents who discover that their little boy is a little bit effeminate. All of a sudden instead of a few years of girly boys and tomboy girls there are children saying they are transgender before they have even reached puberty or been educated about sex and sexual orientation. But I have digressed a bit…
Why Is This An Issue Now?
All of a sudden there is this massive argument around the country about whether or not trans people should be using the bathrooms of the sex they live as or not. Why? I really don’t understand how this has just now become an issue when no one has ever mentioned it before. Quite frankly, transgender people using whatever bathrooms they choose doesn’t even really bother me. It is the imposition of this agenda on public schools that is bugging the crap out of me and apparently turning me and many others into bigots and “transphobes” according to random dicks on social media.
It seems to have started in North Carolina where a city council created a city-wide ordinance stating that trans people could use whatever bathroom they wanted to use, but why was any ordinance necessary anyway? No one was stopping transgender men who identify as women from using women’s bathrooms before, the ordinance was not a necessity.
Look, it is pretty simple, if you are a man who identifies as a woman and you look like a woman enough that no one can tell then no one is going to step out from behind the bathroom stall door and demand to sex you before you use the toilet. Same goes for women who are identifying as men. What people are mostly concerned about are these laws being somehow used to protect sex offenders from convictions. We all already know that perverts are perverts, and they have been going into the ladies room since time out of mind, but when they caught they get in trouble for it right?
These new tolerance laws will create a legal shield. All a man has to say now is that he is transgender and he is being discriminated against, in today’s politically correct libtarded world that will get his charges dropped and he may even be able to sue the city or state that attempted to prosecute him. I don’t know if that will actually happen, I am no lawyer by any means. But it is a cause for concern, pedophiles and perverts love to try and find ways for the system to protect them. There is no existing law that even says we have to use the public restroom appropriate for our genders, so why are laws being made about transgender bathroom rights? It makes no sense.
Also, there is this:
Tolerating something and full on embracing it are two very different things. I can easily tolerate a thing, person, or idea that I don’t necessarily agree with, but does that mean I fully and enthusiastically want to embrace it? No, of course not, but tolerance is not hard.
What the Liberal Left want is not Tolerance of these issues. They want full blown approval and compliance from everyone in the country, and that is not even something that has ever been possible for any issue! There will always be people who are against something, no one agrees 100% of the time with everyone else, it is not realistic. But that is the goal of the trans movement, it seems. So they proceed to obnoxiously shove their lifestyle down the throats of the masses, calling us intolerant bigots and transphobes and uneducated if we do not fall down on the floor in agreement with them.
A bigger problem
That kind of pushiness is actually just going to cause people to become less tolerant as time goes on. Not to mention we are now seeing the “slippery slope” that people were talking about years ago. Now there are movements being started to normalize pedophilia, of all things.
In this 2014 Op-Ed article from the New York Times, sympathy is expressed for pedophiles, and it is touted as a disorder rather than a deviant behavior at best and a vicious crime at worst:
…The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines pedophilia as an intense and recurrent sexual interest in prepubescent children, and a disorder if it causes a person “marked distress or interpersonal difficulty” or if the person acts on his interests. Yet our laws ignore pedophilia until after the commission of a sexual offense, emphasizing punishment, not prevention…
…A second misconception is that pedophilia is a choice. Recent research, while often limited to sex offenders — because of the stigma of pedophilia — suggests that the disorder may have neurological origins. Pedophilia could result from a failure in the brain to identify which environmental stimuli should provoke a sexual response…
In a follow up article, the public response and backlash is discussed:
…“I anticipated strong responses, so that was no surprise,” said Ms. Kaplan, who teaches law at Rutgers University. “People commonly confuse pedophilia with child sexual abuse. So if you even mention something that sounds empathetic to the mental disorder of pedophilia, people might incorrectly think you are excusing child sexual abuse.”
She also noted the feelings of rage, disgust and discomfort that surround discussions about the disorder. “It combines our discomfort with mental disorders and our disgust with sexual deviance — it really hits the jackpot of social animosity,” she said…
Now, am I saying that pedophiles and the LGBT community are in any way affiliated? No.
Am I saying that LGBT people are perverts? No.
But obviously there is a problem right now, and it stems from this forced tolerance being imposed on everyone. Pedophiles now feel they have rights to fight for, and they will associate themselves with the LGBT community if they feel it will more forward their own agenda. Will the LGBT community appreciate it? Most definitely not. But I totally predict it happening.
So call me intolerant, call me a bigot, call be homophobic, or transphobic. I really don’t care anymore, at some point a line has to be drawn and I think we have reached that point.