Saturday, November 05, 2011

Video: Respect for the Transgendered

By Diana Hsieh

In Sunday's Rationally Selfish Webcast, I discussed restrooms for the transgendered in transition -- and, more broadly, the respect due to the transgendered. The question was:

Which bathroom should a pre-operative transgendered person use? The brutal attack at McDonald's on a transgendered person in April 2011 was apparently started because that person used the ladies restroom, which was already occupied by a 14 year old. Was the transgendered person wrong to use that restroom?
My answer, in brief:
Transgendered people deserve to be treated with respect, just like everyone else! As for restrooms, they should use whatever restroom matches their outward appearance.
Here's the video of my full answer:
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