Friday, September 9, 2016

The New York Times published a very intriguing article about how high school students feel about the accommodation of transgender students using school bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. "Conservatives called the action an illegal overreach that will put children in danger. Advocates for transgender rights hailed it as a breakthrough for civil rights."

Following their introductory explanation, they include the opinions of several students on the subject. Some opinions are in favor and some against. However, many students agreed that it is not the job of the federal government to decide what each school district does with its students. One student commented that having joined bathrooms made her feel very uncomfortable and felt that her safety was being threatened. Some students weren't very concerned with the matter but said they felt that the bathroom issue was being used to distract from the "real issues" going on in the world today.

I really love how this article is coming from the voice of the students. I am in agreeance that this decision should not be left to the federal government and that the decisions made in the school districts should not be threatened with federal funding. I also agree that allowing whichever gender to use whatever bathroom they want is very unsafe. This opens are opportunity for rape and abuse. I'm all for civil rights but by allowing this law you take away the rights of those not in favor.

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