Argumentative Essay On Equality

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Equality has become a major topic in America. Whether you are a man or a woman, black or white, or cisgender or transgender, the fight for equality lives among us all. Transgender people are pushing equality further and further. But is this topic getting out of hand? Is their push for equal rights actually equal? Or can these “equal rights” cause more issues? Transgender restroom use means, “to allow bathroom access on the basis of self-identity, not biological sex” (Moore). The states that already allow transgender restroom use include Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia (“Know …show more content…
Kaeley Haver admits that ten years after the rape, she still slept with the light on, showered in her underwear, and lined the crack under the bathroom door with a beach towel. Insecure girls, like Kaeley once was, would be uncomfortable with seeing the opposite gender in the same restroom or locker room as her. Transgender restrooms promote an unsafe environment. Many would argue that people who are transgender feel like they are not being treated equal with their decision without being able to use the restroom that their chosen gender accommodates. But what about the people who feel uncomfortable with the opposite gender present in the place where they are taking their clothes off? Safety should come before trying to please everyone’s needs. While someone’s feelings may get hurt about not having transgender restrooms, another person is upset about having them. Kaeley states, “There’s no way to make everyone happy in the situation of transgender locker room use. So the priority ought to be finding a way to keep everyone safe.” There is no happy medium. Kaeley even stated that places have proposed an option to have single-occupancy restrooms for transgender people, but this option was immediately struck down because it was considered “discriminatory” and “emotionally damaging” to transgender

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