Friday, November 06, 2015

Ben Carson proposes segregated public restrooms for the transgender community

From The Huffington Post:

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested creating separate public bathrooms for transgender people in an interview with Fusion's Jorge Ramos Thursday. When Ramos asked Carson if transgender men and women should be able to use any public bathroom they choose, Carson responded, "How about we have a transgender bathroom?" "It is not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable," Carson added. "It's one of the things that I don't particularly like about the movement." 

Apparently Mr. Carson seeks to totally destroy his entire legacy as an African-American hero.  Sure, let's segregate the transgender community in a separate bathroom because apparently in Carson's  world, segregation worked wonderfully the last time it was enacted. Damn those black folks and that liberal Supreme Court for ruining it and making white folks forever feel uncomfortable.

What gets me is that it is such a ridiculous reason why Carson proposes segregated bathrooms for the transgender community. Because supposedly they make people feel uncomfortable? Excuse me but public restrooms in general aren't exactly the most comfortable places in the world. Nothing says uncomfortable like seeing a co-worker at his  most vulnerable at a urinal. And nothing says uncomfortable like attempting to sneak out of the public restroom without anyone seeing you after you've cut a major sonic fart. Or how about knowing that a people you don't even know have  intestinal issues based upon how your nostril hairs feel singed after being in the bathroom while they are "conducting their business."

Now THAT is uncomfortable. Perhaps Mr. Carson would like to create laws about that?

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