As you know there’s lots of discussion these days about the whole use of various restrooms by transgendered people. Some companies are for it and others are against it leading to outrage and boycotts. And while many of you who read my blog would like me to address the transgendered issue directly that’s not the point of this post.
Instead, I have a rather easy solution for now to a complex problem. And sometimes I wonder if we don’t miss the easy solutions about a lot of things in life because we spend so much time arguing our point of view about them.
So here’s my solution. Feel free to tell me what you think.
Just ask companies and public, secular institutions to have at least one single-use restroom facility that either men or women can use. But it’s only to be used by one person (or set of family members – i.e. parent and child) at a time. That way there’s no issue of who else might be using it for whatever other possibly misguided purposes. No one needs to fear that anyone is taking advantage of the situation.
There’s no reason to make everyone else uncomfortable or change their lifestyle because of the needs, wishes or wants of a minority. If there were then every bathroom be 100% handicap accessible and short for short people and children. I could give lots of other implications but hopefully you get my point.
So can we quit hyperventilating about a situation that will remain complicated and even divisive and yet has a better way to handle it than we’re currently doing? I hope so. I think so.