Myth 5: The bathroom threat is real.

This myth creates the illusion of a danger that has no basis in reality.

IMPLICATIONS:

  • Men wanting to abuse women will dress up in order to go into women’s locker rooms and restrooms.
  • Transgender women are not to be trusted
  • Transgender women are not really women, they are men in women’s clothes.

FACT

  • Transgender people generally prefer using the bathroom or locker room that matches their gender identity, not the one that corresponds with the gender they were assigned at birth.

  • There is no evidence to support the claim that transgender people harm women.

 

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