Why Are Intersex Bathrooms Important

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Why are intersex bathrooms important? Would cisgender men and women be at higher risk for sexual harassment? Are gender-separated bathroom sexist? To answer the first, gender-neutral bathrooms are essential to the safety and privacy of individuals. Secondly, maybe. The likelihood that cisgender people would experience for sexual assault or harassment is slim, as most crimes are committed against trans* and nonconforming people, as opposed to by them. Thirdly, yes. Gender-separation has been around for hundreds of years, and the segregation of public bathrooms based on (only two) sexes is based on the once believed inferiority of women, and their vulnerability. My argument is that gender-neutral bathroom are important not only for the safety …show more content…
The gender-separate bathrooms stand as a symbol as a not-as-equal-as-it-should-be nation, and emphasis on “a space in which the dominant binary conceptualization of gender is made more concrete than perhaps anywhere else in society” (Kopas). Strangely enough, gender-separation is not a topic broached as one of gender injustice, but purely as a trans* and gender nonconforming issue. Part of this is because cisgender men and cisgender women do not face the fear, harassment, and violence that trans*, and gender nonconforming do on daily basis. It’s both fascinating and troubling that it took the amount of time, struggle, from the LBGTQIA community to bring bathroom gender-separation to the front. Strangely enough, gender-separation is not a topic broached as one of gender injustice, but purely as a trans* and gender nonconforming issue. Part of this is because cisgender men and cisgender women do not face the fear, harassment, and violence that trans*, and gender nonconforming do on daily basis. It’s both fascinating and troubling that it took the amount of time, struggle, from the LBGTQIA community to bring bathroom gender-separation to the …show more content…
Gender-neutral bathroom are important because trans*, as well as gender nonconforming, face violence every day at a rate higher than those who are cisgender or those who ‘pass’ just because they are different than their assigned birth says they should be. Additionally, trans*/gender nonconforming are at higher risk for suicide, and a sense of otherness As far as the sexual harassment worries that everyone seems to vocalize, it’s not very likely there would be Despite what some like to claim, more sexual harassment is done against trans* than by trans.* So why should you care? Gender-neutral bathrooms could save lives by eliminating a key factor of society’s strict either/or gender restriction. Neutral bathroom may perhaps even lower crime rate because the bill would help prevent violence against trans* and gender nonconforming, therefore making it more difficult for perpetrators to identify trans*/gender nonconforming and single them out. Neutral bathrooms would benefit families as well. It could aid families with children because it would give parents/guardians easier access when children are big enough to go to the opposite

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