Women and children aren’t endangered by the Bathroom Bill? This abuse victim disagrees.
In an article published by The Federalist, Kaeley Triller, a Christian mother of two, shares her tragic experience as a rape survivor and why it shapes her opposition to the Bathroom Bill.
“I read these reports, and my heart starts to race. They can’t be serious. Let me be clear: I am not saying that transgender people are predators. Not by a long shot. What I am saying is that there are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit, namely women and children. Italready happens. Just Google Jason Pomares, Norwood Smith Burnes, or Taylor Buehler, for starters.
There are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit. While I feel a deep sense of empathy for what must be a very difficult situation for transgender people, at the beginning and end of the day, it is nothing short of negligent to instate policies that elevate the emotional comfort of a relative few over the physical safety of a large group of vulnerable people. Don’t they know anything about predators? Don’t they know the numbers? That out of every 100 rapes, only two rapists will spend so much as single day in jail while the other 98 walk free and hang out in our midst? Don’t they know that predators are known to intentionally seek out places where many of their preferred targets gather in groups? That perpetrators are addicts so committed to their fantasies they’ll stop at nothing to achieve them?”
Triller hits on the real issue here: what about the rights of women and children? The priority, Triller says, should be to keep EVERYONE safe— something that the Bathroom Bill, if passed, would fail to do. In fact, it would do the opposite. This bill would legally remove protections from private spaces like restrooms and locker rooms and open doors to ruthless predators.
“I’d much rather risk hurting a smaller number of people’s feelings by asking transgender people to use a single-occupancy restroom that still offers safety than risk jeopardizing the safety of thousands of women and kids with a policy that gives would-be predators a free pass,” Triller writes.
Unfortunately, such an approach will not be tolerated by the LGBTQ activists pushing this piece of legislation, as they specifically target bathrooms and locker rooms. As an article in the Boston Globe this week makes clear, proponents of the Bathroom Bill refuse to even consider an amendment to exempt bathrooms and locker rooms. Transgender activists are determined to gain access to bathrooms, leaving no room for compromise or consideration for the safety of everyone else.
But shouldn’t lawmakers take into consideration the psychological and emotional safety of rape victims like Triller? Do their traumatic experiences matter to Massachusetts legislators? Must they be victimized once again by exposure to biological males in a place they are trusting to be secure and private?
This woman’s story is just one testimony supporting what MFI and other pro-family organizations nationwide have been saying all along: privacy matters. These safety concerns are real.
While legislators are on break for the remainder of the calendar year, we are preparing to continue fighting this dangerous legislation as it is brought up again in January. Please contact your legislator to share the very relevant safety and privacy concerns raised by the Bathroom Bill.