Steve Rudner posts a comment on Facebook about bathroom laws, becomes the voice of reason.
This year will always be remembered as the “Year of Transgender.” It’s a fitting phrase because so much of it has been filled with change.
America is transforming its identity into the one it was originally meant to be and people are doing the same personally.
Of course that change comes with judgements and massive inferential leaps, but conflict is the genesis of evolution.
People are being heard, standing up for themselves no matter which side they take, and it will eventually culminate into something extraordinary.
Take Steve Rudner's sentiments for instance. He is an attorney living in Texas and also on that state’s Equality Texas board.
On April 14, 2016, he posted a comment on Facebook about his worries being a father, his perspective on the transgender bathroom laws and his daughter.
I'm the father of a 21 year old daughter. There are lots of things I worry about.
I worry about her being sexually assaulted, because that happens a lot.
I worry about her being the victim of a drunk driver, because that happens a lot. I worry about her being the victim of gun violence, because lots of people die from gun-related injuries.
Here's what I do not worry about: I don't worry about her being attacked in a restroom by a trans woman because (a) it has never happened; and (b) trans women are the most victimized group of people I've ever met, and the least likely to commit a crime of indecency in a restroom, because they are afraid of getting beat up when all they want to do is pee.
And here is something else I don't worry about: I don't worry about my daughter being cruel and inhumane to trans men, women or kids, because my wife and I have raised her to have values and because she is a kind person.
There are things to worry about. and then there are things people want you to worry about to conceal their agenda of discrimination and hate. Wake up. - Steve Rudner
His posting has already been shared over 10,000 times and more comments are being added every day.
Although not everybody will come away with the same message, it's nice to see someone pointing out other more serious problems in the world rather than where an individual feels most comfortable peeing.