It all started when a friend on Facebook shared an image macro with
some unsettling implications. Well, no, it all started long before that,
but the image is what eventually led directly to this blog
post. "I don't care what your son 'identifies as'," it said, "he doesn't
belong in the bathroom with my daughter." On first glance, to the
average person, it may seem innocuous enough. Wanting to keep your
daughter safe? That much is understandable... even admirable. However...
the post rubbed me the wrong way as soon as I saw it, though it took
longer to articulate exactly why.
What's the Big Deal?
Let's consider what kinds of messages that statement sends.