Those who still cling to outdated notions of hetero-normality deny the biological basis of transgenderism and, as such, oppose policies that protect them. When California passed a law to protect transgender students, opponents claimed that it would lead to rampant sexual misbehavior in girl's bathrooms. This bogus bathroom hysteria was advanced on various Fox News program, including The Factor. Bill O'Reilly, whose concerns about bathrooms and the transgendered goes back to 2010, claimed that the CA law is "the biggest con in the world" because young men will claim they are transgender so that they can sneak a peek in the girls' bathrooms which Bill said he would do if he were reincarnated as a teenage boy in California! This Tuedsday, Bill, again, revealed his ugly transphobia and his salacious sexual fantasies about being a sexual predator which, as we know from his past sexual harassment suit, are nothing new.
On Tuesday night, O'Reilly and his guests, Monica Crowley and Alan Colmes discussed an Oregon coach who took his junior high school boys to a Hooters restaurant. After Colmes opined that the Hooters trip was inappropriate, O'Reilly said he was shocked because liberals supported "legalizing marijuana, you want the transsexuals, everybody in the bathroom, in the locker room, right?" When Colmes spoke of how society needs to learn how to deal with people of "indeterminate nature," O'Reilly got ugly:
“The way to deal with it is basically, look, if you’re born a boy you stay in the boys locker room even though and then when you’re an adult you can go where you want.” O’Reilly chided Colmes for saying "no to Hooters, but yes to the transgender. Here comes a guy who thinks he’s a girl, into the locker room." So O'Reilly denies the existence of transgenderism (guy who "thinks" he's a girl) and wants to punish her by forcing her to use the locker room for the "normal" straight guys.
Colmes tried to explain that comparing a trip to Hooters and transgender youth in locker rooms was absurd. Bill stayed ugly:“Listen. If the guy goes into the girls’ locker room, there’s going to be what you just described! But you’re ok with it!”So he's saying that the transgender boy is interested in seeing female breasts - just like "normal" straight guys do at Hooters.
Colmes asked O'Reilly if he is comparing a girls' locker room to Hooters. Bill got weird: “Have you ever been in a locker room, Colmes? They don’t have chicken wings but it’s called a locker room for a reason. Do you see what I’m saying?" Uh, no Bill we don't see what you're saying other than you have lurid, masturbatory visions of jr. high school locker room girls with voluptuous, naked breasts. And uh, locker rooms are called locker rooms because they have lockers.
The Atlantic Wire (which credited yours truly for a "scathing 950 takedown" of O'Reilly's appearance on behalf of a rape victim's advocacy group) has a brilliant analysis of O'Reilly's bizarre, offensive, and transphobic commentary: "The Difference Between Hooters and a Restroom: A Guide for Bill O'Reilly."
But the title of the Salon article says it all succinctly - "Bill O’Reilly is aTransphobic Bigot Who is Obsessed With Sex."
Except for this trip down memory lane:
"You would basically be in the shower and then I would come in and I’d join you and you would have your back to me and I would take that little loofa thing and kinda soap up your back … rub it all over you, get you to relax, hot water … and um … you know, you’d feel the tension drain out of you and uh you still would be with your back to me then I would kinda put my arm — it’s one of those mitts, those loofa mitts..."
Of course, the overwhelming majority of transgirls and transguys aren’t interested in the bodies of the cisgirls and cisguys with whom they’d be changing and (possibly) showering. Most transgirls tend to be interested in guys while most transguys are interested in girls (just to clarify—a transgirl is a physically appearing boy who identifies as a girl, a transguy is a physically appearing girl who identifies as a boy).
But let’s let the reincarnated transgirl BillO have to use the boys’ locker room and when he behaves, um, inappropriately, I’m sure his locker room buddies will be happy to beat him up for his lingering looks around the locker room and all his “girly behavior.” (Of course, given the “all man” that BillO is now, I can only imagine how horrified he would be at this idea. Not that he would ever consider empathizing with any transkids. Nor, for that matter, anyone who’s NOT BillO.)