No one should be bullied when they have to use the bathroom. As a young student, my mom told me that if I ever had to really go to the restroom to ignore what anyone said and just go. The same can be applied to any transperson. Ignore them and use the restoom and then call the police on them if they try to harm you in any way.

However, I feel a lot different about Transwomen in jail. So, on one hand Transwomen are disproportionately victims of rape in prisons when they are put into male populations. However, I found that women are victims of rape by those same groups of Transwomen.

While most Transwomen would never harm a woman, I think that the health and well being of women is often sometimes regarded as bigotry.

The bathroom is a different manner to me because we don't spend lots of time in the bathroom but the issue with prisons is that people are together for long periods of time.

I don't have the answer to make things right. I do not want Transwomen to be abused in jail but I also want women to feel protected. Is there a way to thread the needle or is fighting for these women wrong or bigoted? I'm trying to understand because I am cis-gender and I want to know how as a society to confront issues like this.

Black Womanist — MS Psych 🎓 EIC of Cultured Co-Founder of Writers and Editors of Color WEOC I 🤎 ☕️

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