This Breast Cancer Survivor Offers A New Perspective On The Transgender Bathroom Debate

Life & Culture Editor
06.01.16 5 Comments


The great bathroom debate of 2016 — that’s the one where people are waaaaaaay too concerned with where transgender people pee — has gotten out of hand. From people posting fake photos to stoke the fires of hatred to a family marching through Target to call the company out for being “sinners,” to actual assaults on people just trying to use the restroom, the issue has become a cultural battleground. This week, cancer survivor Christy Salcedo stepped up to offer her own view on the matter. She shed light on how people who don’t possess the “body type” most-often associated with womanhood might get caught in the crossfire.

In a post that’s received a massive outpouring of support, Christi Salcedo posted a picture of her chest and invited everyone to look at it, not just to show the general public how cancer attacks the body, but to make clear that what’s going on in bathrooms — the suspicion, the anger, and the assaults — is not okay for any of us.

Here’s the photo Salcedo posted:

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