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We Just Need to Pee
For more than a year, social media has been flush with images that, on the surface, seem contradictory to the cause of transgender acceptance: trans men snapping selfies in ladies rest rooms, trans women doing the same in mens rooms. They did so to make a point: that it’s wrong to prevent transgender individuals from using the lavatories that match their gender identity.
And as opponents and transphobes have stepped up their efforts to create laws that would make it illegal for trans people to pee in peace, gender nonconforming and nonbinary individuals and allies have raised an alarm that these images do potential harm by reinforcing stereotypes of men as predators and women as sex objects.
Here’s just a sample of the impactful, and often controversial, images from across the internet: