Autism Politico

Discussing the politics of autism.

Editorial #318: Where Do We Stand On The North Carolina Bathroom Law?

Autism Politico probably should make a statement about a controversial topic since we live for making statements on things.

And so today’s topic will be the laws passed by North Carolina and other states which require -as far as we can determine- that a person use the bathroom that is designed specifically for the genitals they were born with.

Now you might think we’d rant against these states, seeing as

1) There are LGBT people in the autism community.

2) We’re on the spectrum, and since it is pretty much par for the course for people on the spectrum to demand things whenever and wherever possible.

But remember, unlike other people on the spectrum, Autism Politico feels that getting stuff handed to you on a silver platter without earning it is demeaning, and serves to incite the kind of resentment that NTs have against autistics.  This includes “rights” which autistics don’t need, and which inconveniences everyone else in the world who have to give us those rights.

And so, here is our statement:

Bigot Victim

It’s a Glenn McCoy political cartoon, and it’s meaning seems to be self-evident.  Google “transgender”, “bathroom” and “sexual assault” and you will find loads of articles about transgender people and people posing as transgender who have been arrested for sexually assaulting women and children in restrooms.  In fact, Charlotte’s LGBT Chamber president, Chad Sevearance-Turner, who was “leading a campaign to allow men to be in women’s bathrooms and showers”:

“was arrested in 1998, when he was 20, and charged in Cherokee County, S.C., with a ‘lewd act, committing or attempting a lewd act upon a child under 16.’”

“A 2000 story in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal said Sevearance-Turner had been a youth minister at a church in Gaffney. A jury there found him guilty of fondling a 15-year-old teenage church member while the boy slept.”


“Fitzgerald said Thursday that Sevearance-Turner’s role in supporting the ordinance is troubling.

“’No one who is a convicted sex offender should be leading a campaign to allow men to be in women’s bathrooms and showers,’” she said. “’It’s just common sense.’”

This newspaper article is common knowledge in the autism community, and one would assume especially among LGBT individuals and groups, but Autism Politico doesn’t see them trouncing Sevearance-Turner for what he did. Instead, Autism Politico has seen a lot of commentary from people in the autism community about those “bigots” in North Carolina who passed the law “targeting” gay, bi, lesbian, and transgender people in the first place.

We -that is to say Autism Politico– cannot in good conscience stand with autistics (straight or otherwise) who would rather see children molested than insist that people born with male genitals use male bathrooms and people born with female genitals use female bathrooms.  In other words, Autism Politico stands with North Carolina, as all people on the spectrum -especially LGBT autistics- should.

To head off at the pass deniers that transgender people -or people posing as transgender commit illegal sex acts in bathrooms- here are some links to articles about transgender people or people pretending to be transgender committing sex crimes:

“Man Dressed as Woman Arrested for Spying Into Mall Bathroom Stall, Police Say”

“What Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Begets: Man Arrested For Filming Women”

“Sexual predator jailed after claiming to be ‘transgender’ in order to assault women in shelter”

“Transgender Boy Harassing Girls in the Bathroom Gets No Punishment”

“Stamford transgender person charged with sexually assaulting minor”

“University of Toronto Dumps Transgender Bathrooms After Peeping Incidents”

Finally, don’t believe the following meme, based on the evidence cited in the links above.  This is the meme that many on the spectrum are using to justify the idea that laws which protect people have no basis in fact.

Trans 2
Replies to this editorial are welcome.


April 12, 2016 - Posted by | Autism & Exploitation, Autism & Politics, Autism & Schools, Autism Community & Its Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. You’re an idiot.

    Comment by Anthony ONeal | April 28, 2016

  2. We’re autistic. But thanks for calling us idiots. Your statement typifies the popular attitude toward intelligent people on the spectrum when they express their opinions and gives us reason to keep writing this blog.

    Comment by Autism Politico | May 4, 2016

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