This week, Donald Trump’s bigoted, hate-filled horror show of a presidential administration took another step further into unrepentant evil by withdrawing protections that the Obama administration had passed for transgender students that allowed them to use whichever bathroom corresponds with their gender identity. This was framed as a “state’s rights” thing, because that allows Trump, Betsy DeVos, Jeff Sessions and every other monster who signed off on this to feel like they’re not personally promoting discrimination, they’re just changing the rules to make it easier for other people to be discriminatory. Anyway, a significant outcry against this policy erupted almost instantaneously, with many people noting that this will simply marginalize transgender kids even more than society does.
One of this decision’s vocal opponents is comedian Rhea Butcher, who has shared a bunch of posts on Twitter about her own experiences with bathrooms and other people’s narrow understanding of what “gender” means. You can read her whole string of tweets below.