Dude, this really comes off as upper-middleclass suburban paranoia. Maybe it's because I grew up in the city and went to school in the city that this type of perspective seems really out of touch. I'm not saying that it doesn't happen in the city, but it's certainly not as common by far. Maybe it's because there's always a ton of stuff to do and places to hang out...I dunno.
Right, so the goal is to make the transgender student feel better, and that's cool, but we all went to school with that fucktard who was just a slimy piece of shit. The guy who was constantly throwing parties so he could get a girl drunk and semi-date rape her. The guy who thought he was waaay cooler than he was, and got a free pass in life cause his parents donated money to the school or some event each year. That kid is going to be the one that is highly trans-curious if it means he can enter the women's bathroom at will and without intervention.
Trans-curious isn't really a thing either and these kids go through years of therapy. Some rich asshole isn't going to be able to pull it off unless he's a sociopath. A smug jerk like that wouldn't have what it takes to fake it or play the long-game.
Right, but again, this isn't what anyone here is arguing for. We're talking about extreme exceptions.
I do have a daughter (preschool age) and when she gets to MS/HS, if boys are commonly allowed into the women's bathroom I would have a huuuuuuge problem with that.
Slippery slope for what? Unisex peep/rape rooms? Sorry, I don't see it. Personally, we should be more concerned with the welfare of the students; not the schools in this case. If the school has an issue providing a safe learning environment for ALL of it's students, THEN we have a problem with the school that should be addressed. The risk comes from not addressing those issues.
Let's assume 1/1000 kids would genuinely feel better in the anatomically incorrect bathroom. We're going to at best, mildly inconvenience 500/1000 kids to make sure the 1/1000 feel good. Nobody else sees lunacy in that? It WILL be exploited, it WILL expose schools to far greater risks than telling a transgender kid they need to pee with the boys.
I know this isn't directed at me, but it's the same reason that people should learn about the history of the Middle East instead of opining ignorantly about how all Muslims are savages as well as Islam being a religion of violence and how we should just turn the entire area into glass.
In terms of learning more about that community, I have no desire to. I don't care to know why they feel more like a boy or a girl. It's not because I dislike them as people. I still keep in touch with a handful of them from my Philippines trip. They're good folks. On CAG I never read the threads about sales and features of PS+. I don't have a PlayStation and don't plan on getting one, so therefore to learn more about it wouldn't be time well spent.