If you live in the United States, or maybe not, you've probably heard of the recent 'bathroom bills' which require people to utilize the bathroom of their biological sex. Let me clarify first: sex = which chromosomes you have and maybe which genitals you have, depending you're intersex or not, gender = your identity relating to masculinity, femininity and androgyny with how you dress, walk, talk, act, what roles you take on and how you live your life. Sex is a biological aspect of a person. Gender is a social construct and can be flexible depending on the person.
Anyways, these bathroom bills are pretty blatantly transphobic, in my opinion, as they single out all transgenders and mostly the people for these bills are characterizing all transgender people as perverts and sexual predators. Recently, due to these bathroom bills, women who are not transgender have been harassed because someone questioned whether they were a woman or not (which is something transgender folks deal with every day and is a constant fear in their life, as violence against transgender people is pretty high).
What do you think we should do to solve this?
Personally, I wish we never had sex/gender segregated restrooms. This would solve a lot of issues such as people with disabilities using the restroom with someone who can help them, single moms with little boys, or single dads with little girls, one parent out with their child of the opposite sex, etc etc. I believe the attacks against the population of transgender people in this nation is disgusting. My sister is MTF and has been harassed and assaulted multiple times. But more annoyingly, the people against letting people use the restroom they identify with constantly blather on about how laws and signs don't stop gunman from shooting out schools, but can't apply that same logic to sexual predators who attack people in restrooms (cuz yeah, a law is totally going to stop them *eyeroll*, nevermind there are very few documented cases of transgenders attacking people in restrooms if any, usually it's the other way around). But moreover, people are far more likely to be assaulted by someone they know, like their wives/husbands, siblings, parents, friends, priests, etc.