Welcome to another installment of what-in-hell-is wrong with our government?!
Surprise! The 45th president and his crew of old, rich, white men has furthered their attacks on the freedoms of the people they are meant to serve. This week they rescinded a guidance that allows trans kids in schools to pick their gender appropriate bathroom. Yep, the guidance was written in a way that simply explained that it’s best for kids pee (with less chance of being either misgendered or beaten up) by allowing them to chose the bathroom most gender appropriative. But 45 and company removed that guidance, as far as I can tell,just because it was something nice Obama did for people, and we can’t have anything nice anymore. So now it’s up to schools to make that type of decision on their own and with DeVos headed on into those schools it will also prop the door wide open for discrimination against LGBTQ kids based on religion. Her plan of course is to do away with public schools and privatize them. Private schools can make rules about anything they want, in particular they can base their decisions on religious doctrine thus jeopardizing the equal treatment of trans kids even more so than now.
I have thought about this issue for a few days not knowing how I could address it while being compassionate and not overstepping my bounds as a cis white gal. And it finally occurred to me that this issue is so ridiculously simple that I was overthinking it and the design should be simple too. The issue of letting kids or adults for that matter, pee in the bathroom of their choice is so obviously the correct thing to do. Mind your own genitals. What anyone else has going on in terms of how they identify is none of your business at all. Be kind to those who are kind. The GOP is only displaying its bigotry and utter contempt for anyone who isn’t a straight white male. Anyone who varies even slightly is being attacked by this administration and collectively we should be appalled. Muslims, women, Native Americans, immigrants, holocaust victims and now trans KIDS are being targeted. This is bullying.
I made this design that I thought would make a good sticker or sign. We could stick it on bathroom doors or in our businesses or places of work and let the world know that kindness needs no genders. We are all family.
Let me know what you think.
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