“Making Bathrooms More Accommodating” by Emily Bazelon

In the article “Making Bathrooms More Accommodating,” Emily Bazelon speaks in depth the issues we have about our current bathrooms, as well as how we should improve them to better accommodate everybody, especially those that are transgender. Bazelon brings up points about bathrooms that no other person would have to go through, unless they were transgender. Bazelon believes any solution is better then having a trans-gendered person not being able to decide which bathroom they’ll be accepted in. Recently Bazelon points out the many issues already occurring around the United States dealing with transgender rights in using women’s bathrooms. Such as that of in Texas where they rejected an ordinance for bathroom use for transgenders. The citizens of Texas claimed that they wouldn’t dare believe that a male can just go inside a women’s bathroom with no problem. On the other hand Illinois is beginning to take action for transgender rights. Granting them permission to use women’s bathrooms, as well as their wishes concerning bathrooms. Another point made out by Bazelon is that if we as human beings can make bathrooms more accommodation for people with disabilities why can’t we make bathrooms for trans-gendered people? There was another example of a young transgendered male turned female who wasn’t allowed to change in the girl’s locker room in school. The Board of Education then stepped in and allowed the girl to change in the girls locker room only if she would cover up for the rest of her peers. This was to make sure no one else felt uncomfortable. But to accommodate is something we shouldn’t take lightly. Bazleon makes up think...
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