While scrolling through Facebook the other night, I stumbled upon this piece of Women and Gender Studies news, and I thought I would share it. (I decided to give y'all a break from the NFL this week...your welcome.)
South Dakota is currently in the process of voting on a bathroom bill that would be the first of its kind. The bill states that a transgendered individual is to use the bathroom that they are physically and biologically assigned to and not the bathroom for the gender they associate with.
To be perfectly honest, my first reaction was shock. Shock in the sense that there hasn't been a bill like this one passed in any other state up to this point. In many of the readings in class a reoccurring theme seems to continue to pop-up, that of uncertainty--for the individual and society around them. As we see with this example, society still doesn't know how to handle this type of situation, and when they do, they handle it in the wrong way.
Its 2016 people (Mainly South Dakota...), transgendered people are all around us in every day life, and its awesome! It's what our great country stands for...to be able to be yourself...your true self! With this bill I feel like were going in the opposite direction that we should be moving.
We're moving backward, when we should be moving forward.
It's the job of the feminist movement and all who support it to stand up for what's right, continue moving our society in the right direction, and prevent silly bills like these from cluttering up my news feed.