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Transphobe Barges Into Women’s Restroom to Confront… a Woman

A north Texas woman who was at the Baylor Medical Center to treat an injury was pursued and confronted inside the women's restroom by a transphobic man who believed her to be a transgender woman.

Even if Jessica Rush was a transgender woman, that would not give the man the right to perform some kind of bigoted citizen's arrest, but she is not. She is a cisgender woman who dresses a certain way.

“You didn’t look like a girl when I saw you enter. I thought you was a…,” the man told her with a heavy accent.

“A boy?” she asked him.

“Yes, I was kind of confused when I saw this,” the unidentified man. “That’s the only reason. Now that I see you are a woman. … You know it’s difficult. Of course, you dress like a man. You dress like a man.”

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"It scared me at first," said Rush. "My first thought was I'm about to be attacked because I am a 5 foot, 3 [inch tall] female." [...]

"I understand one thing if you're a cop of the Dallas Police Department but some random guy coming in I think is absolutely absurd and inappropriate," said Rush.

I don't think it would acceptable even for a male police officer to barge in and confront her, but I digress.

Can you or can you not tell the difference between a cisgender person and a transgender person? In some cases, maybe. In most cases, probably not. Whether or not someone looks the way they're suppose to based on societal norms or projections is a major source of anguish for many people but especially transgender individuals who may suffer from body dysmorphia.

It's not for anyone to say how you should or should not look and if outside appearances is how transphobes are going to scrutinize bathroom use, we can expect to see many more incidents of mistaken identity. Moreover, it's plausible many a conservative will share a public restroom with a transgender person today or tomorrow and not even notice because they don't even remotely resemble the opposite sex.

I posit that these questions would not even be crossing the minds of many people if conservative lawmakers and even Republican presidential candidates named Ted Cruz had not made it their new pet cause. The threat of transgender aggression in restrooms is a non-existent problem conservatives are developing solutions for.

They're yelling 'fire' in a crowded theater.

  • muselet

    People will get hurt and someone may die as a result of this latest Righty idiocy, and the bell-ends responsible for causing the panic and outrage will walk away whistling a happy tune because they won’t be the ones injured or arrested.

    I hope “the unidentified man” in this story learns the correct lesson from his experience (he probably won’t).

    –alopecia

  • 1933john

    Guns in bathrooms, problem solved.

  • Victor the Crab

    At least tell me this piece of shit got reprimanded or arrested for harassing this woman. A worm like that deserves to have all his teeth fist blasted out of his mouth.

  • Aynwrong

    We have all been rightly saying that these laws are a solution in desperate search of a problem. It seems that conservatives have managed to successfully create a real problem that may eventually require a solution.

    Party of limited government my skinny Irish ass!

  • farker

    It’s getting to the point where some people should start carrying dyed mace on them. I’d like to see an ass like this get hosed down for accosting a woman in the ladies room. Ideally, with some indelible ink to mark them for the police.

    I’m a guy with shortish hair who frequently has stubble or a beard. No one is going to confuse me with a woman when I go into the men’s restroom. There was a time when I was younger when I had rather long hair though. Back in those days, I remember a woman saying “let these ladies pull out” when I was backing out of a parking spot. If I still had hair laying on my shoulders, I’d start worrying about the nuts like this. I’d certainly love an excuse to mace them.

  • Draxiar

    Oh the majesty of self fulfilling, ironic prophecy. As was stated here before it’s not unlike voter fraud paranoiacs committing voter fraud to prove that voter fraud is a problem. These transphobes are committing the very act they’re afraid others are abusing and hence, making themselves the threat.

  • Conservatives are often like children. Someone says something that frightens them and it hangs around in their brains until they they’re looking for that thing everywhere, which in turn causes them to do stupid shit like this. God help the man or woman who confronts a cisgender or transgender person in a bathroom while I’m standing there.